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So, we spend a great deal on cereal. 

Good cereal.

Healthy cereal.

Expensive cereal.

I’m a freakin’ Kashi billboard.

Anyhow.

While talking with my mom about my DIY ideas, she reminded me of this awesome granola she made us when we were growing up.

Beautiful, hearty stuff.

I demanded she produce the recipe on pain of death (read:  I asked very, very nicely).

She found two and not remembering which was the good one, I combined the both of them (and a few ingredients of my own) into what is now my favourite cereal on The Planet. 

I haven’t worked out if it’s cheaper, yet, but it makes a tonne and it’s tasty.

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Mom’s Granola

6 c oats
1 c raisins
1/2 c dried currants
1/2 c dried cranberries
1 c slivered almonds
1/2 c walnuts
1/2 c cashews
1 c sunflower seeds
1 c flax seed
1 c wheat germ
1 c unsweetened coconut
1/2 c sesame seeds
1/2 c hemp seeds
1 c bran
1/2 c non-dairy protein powder (hemp/rice/etc.)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 c pomegranate juice
1 c honey
1/2 c coconut oil (melted)
1/2 c olive oil
1 tbsp vanilla

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*  Preheat oven to 300*F.
*  Mix dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls.
*  Pour liquid mix over dry mix and combine well.
*  Transfer mixture into a large roasting pan and bake 40 minutes stirring often (every 5 minutes or so)

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I haven’t tried it with milk yet, but I’ve been munching on it dry from the container and YUM.

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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