Friday, January 27, 2012

Granola Yum!

Sometimes I am really bad at eating breakfast. Not that we do not have a lot of choices always cereal on hand for the little ones. Pancakes, waffles and french toast in the freezer. Eggs are always an option in this house, having 30 chickens helps,and I have an arsenal of egg recipes. Yet some morning more often than not I just have 2 or 3 cups of coffee. We can talk about the negative effects of that later.
This morning though I made a conscious effort to eat something healthier. So a 1/2 c of vanilla yogurt topped with 1/4 c granola I whipped up last week. It is so good!
This recipe is not mine it's called Lizzie's Granola from Chef Michael Symon of Lolas in Ohio and also know as a IRON CHEF on Food Network. Give it a whirl I am sure you will not be disappointed. Kids love it too.

Two hints use sliced or slivered almonds the whole ones can be kinda tough on your jaw. Second if you do not have kosher salt use on 3/4 tsp you do not want it to be to salty a mistake I have made but it was still edible.

Lizzie's Granola

4 cups rolled oats
2 cups unsweetened coconut
2 cups almonds
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp kosher salt

Toss together to coat and bake on sheetray at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden stirring half way. Let cool completely in pan. Add 2 cups of dates and dried cherries & serve or store in airtight container and add dried fruit to order.

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