I made a yummy granola that I found on Lethally Delicious's blog. She is a participant in a "Craving Ellie in my Belly" group... cute... very cute name, whose members take turns choosing a recipe from Ellie Krieger's The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for Healthy Life, test it, then report back on its merit. This granola's simple ingredients are ones you have already in your pantry, it's fat-free, and sweetened with real maple syrup. Thirty minutes in the oven and you'll be crunching away on a healthy snack or using it to top off a scoop of yogurt. If you have any left, eat some for breakfast cereal or as a topping along with fresh fruit or sauteed apples on pancakes or waffles. Yum!
Nutty Granola from Ellie Krieger’s book:
The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
Makes 9 servings (1/2 cup each).
3 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup chopped almonds (I used slivered.)
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup pure maple syrup (I used ¼ c. maple syrup and ¼ c. honey because I’m always looking for ways to use the honey from our bees.)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup raisins (optional) I used dried cranberries instead.
Preheat oven to 300°. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. (I lined a jelly roll pan with unbleached parchment paper coated with just a bit of cold-pressed canola oil.) In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients then stir in maple syrup to coat everything. Spread on baking sheet and bake about 30 minutes until golden brown, stirring half-way through. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack and let cool. The recipe said to store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. I don’t think the ingredients warrant refrigeration, although I refrigerate maple syrup after opening, but I’ll leave that to your discretion. I, personally, prefer to put it in a large glass jar to set on my kitchen counter because it’s so very pretty to look at.
Feb. 23, 2009
Today's mileage: zippo
Total monthly mileage: 56.75 miles (same as yesterday)
Bible reading? Finished.