Wednesday, March 4, 2009


So there is not a ton in the food area I've done lately that I'm really proud of but yesterday I (well Esme and I really) made THE BEST granola!
I made granola for Christmas, to give as gifts, and it was pretty least I heard that people ate it. I made another batch after that and it was edible. I was proud just because I made it, and I forced myself to eat it (also because I made it) but I'll be the first to admit it was not great.
Yesterday's granola however, totally different story!
I'm even going to post the recipe...
I took:
3 cups of oats
1/2 cup of slivered almonds
1/2 cup of raw pecan pieces
1/2 cup of roasted cashew pieces
(all from Trader Joes)
I think I also added almost 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
obviously you could substitute whatever nuts you like best, these are just what I happened to have.
add 1/3 cup vegetable oil
then use the same measuring cup unrinsed to
add 3/4 cup honey
stir these ingredients together and cook at 300 for 30 minutes stirring or turning or something resembling that every 10 minutes
I used a baking pan that has a little higher lip than most cookie sheets to keep my stirring a little cleaner.
After I pulled them out I put them back in the original bowl and added as many craisins as I thought I wanted.
Then I gave it a stir and left it to cool, I came back to stir it about 3 times over the course of a couple hours...oh and to steal bites but I pretty much left it so that it would clumpy as it cooled.

I'm definitely a we just need to make more yogurt so I can eat it all up!

Esme was a very good helper, especially where the fallen sunflower seeds were concerned

The finished product


  1. Looks great! I'll definitely try this, as soon as the Irish potato demands die down.

  2. p.s. I had to come back and check this because I had a momentary panic when I thought I put an "e" at the end of potato.

  3. yummy, wish that I was there to sample. Also wish i could give Esme's beautiful angelic face the biggest kiss ever

  4. I can attest to the fact that this batch of granola beats the last by at least 200 points!! Good job Jennye and Esme.

  5. I love granola recipes! I'll have to try this one...although I'd add sesame seeds (such good brain food, especially for the little ones). I've never made it w/ honey - only maple syrup. But it smells so good in the house!

  6. looks awesome! and now my stomach is growling, but that's the norm these days. also, look at esme's cheek!! i want to smooch it. what a little cutie.