Monday, April 22, 2019

My Favorite Granola

It's a beautiful Spring day to enjoy time outside.  Please join me for some of my favorite granola.  I have plenty to share.  While on vacation, one of my friend's brought some of her homemade granola, and when I got home, I was craving some, and my my favorite version. You may remember the crocheted  granny square tea cozy that I made awhile back with some leftover yarn?


Isn't this oversized teacup so cute?  My sister gave me this awhile back, and it's perfect for soup, desserts, and yes, granola!

I've had this Royal Windsor teacup for over forty years, and was given to me by a neighbor is Ohio, for bringing in her mail, and watching her house while they were on vacation. 



My Favorite Granola

Yield: Depends on serving size
Author:
I love this granola, and have perfected it to my tastes. If you don't like the raisins to be hard and chewy, put them in at the end.

ingredients:

  • 4 cups oats (I use old-fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 -1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

instructions:

  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the oil and honey until warm.
  3. Whisk in the vanilla & almond extracts.  If you don't like almond, just omit it.
  4. Pour all of this over the oat mixture & coat completely. Spread on a parchment or silpat covered baking sheet with sides.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown. You might start checking after 30 minutes, to see if the granola is golden enough for you.  If you love clusters of granola, don't stir at all during baking. Once it is golden brown, cool completely & then break into chunks.
  6. Store in a covered container & enjoy your homemade granola. It's yummy to layer granola with some yogurt & top with berries for a delicious snack or breakfast.

NOTES:

Don't be afraid to omit an ingredient & add what you love to make your own special flavored granola!
Created using The Recipes Generator

I was honored to be my grandson, Caiden's, confirmation sponsor recently.  Isn't he handsome?

Thank you for your visit!  I hope you all had a Blessed and Happy Easter!  xo

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

27 comments:

  1. Kitty, that granola sounds delish, and I love seeing your beautiful teacups. I know you are honored to be handsome Caiden's confirmation sponsor. Great picture of both of you! xo

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  2. Aw, nice pic! Your granola sounds great Kitty, enjoy that nice weather:@)

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  3. Homemade granola is the best. I love to eat it warm out of the oven but have a problem overeating it so I end up with a tummy ache! The oversized teacup is so fun. Caiden is quite a handsome boy.

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  4. Caiden is very handsome and not afraid to give you a nice squeeze! Love that! Hope that you enjoyed a nice vacation and I’m glad that you are home once again. You always set a lovely table.

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  5. Your granola sounds absolutely wonderful and I am certainly going to make it, thank you for sharing.

    Your grandson is quite handsome and looks like a nice gentleman.

    Have a beautiful week~

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  6. Oh yes he is one handsome young man and tall or taller than his Nana. So proud of him. What a blessing Kitty. OOH...that granola sounds yummy. I hope that your Easter was wonderful my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. Hello Kitty, the granola sounds so good and healthy. How nice to be the sponsor for your grandsons confirmation. Hope you have a nice week.
    Julie

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  8. Congrats to Caiden on his confirmation--he couldn't have chosen a better sponsor!

    I'm loving the super cute breakfast cup decorated with teapots, as well as the tea set. Last month, I house sat for a friend who went to Japan. She brought me back some interesting green teas as a thank you gift. I'll have to share them on my blog one day.

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  9. Congrats to Caiden and you!He is handsome and you are beautiful!Love your gorgeous tray!The crocheted tea cozy is cute and the teacup is so delicate...Your granola looks delicious.I also love the pink tulips!I hope you had a blessed Easter with your adorable Family.Hugs!

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  10. Kitty, Your granola sounds so tasty and I love it served in your pretty teacup! I can't believe how quickly your grands are growing up! I love your pretty crocheted granny square tea cozy too! Enjoy your spring weather. ♥

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  11. WOW Kitty! Everything is so pretty and inviting. Just love the tulips. I haven't made granola in a very long time - looks luscious. Great picture of you and your handsome grandson! Hugs to you! XO

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  12. Such a lovely cozy for your teapot and such lovely cups. Oversized cups for cereal, soup and latte. So many uses everyday. Your grandson is as tall as you now. Yes, an honor to be the handsome young man's sponsor. Your recipe sounds delish........

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  13. Aw! Caiden is a handsome boy, and he looks mighty proud of his grandma! May the Lord bless both of you!

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  14. I love making my own granola and your recipe sounds delicious! I have to make another batch before our daughter comes next weekend as she always asks to take some home with her. Love your cups and wonderful pic of you and your cute grandson, Kitty ♥

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  15. I've always wanted to try to make home-made granola, Kitty. This recipe looks easy and sounds yummy. I love how you can remember who gave you/ or where you found every one of your pretty teacups! Your tea cozy is very sweet, too. Wonderful photo of you and your grandson - he is getting so tall and very handsome. xx Karen

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  16. What a pretty tray! I love your tea pot cozy and lovely oversized tea cup. The other teacup is also very pretty and what a pleasure to have enjoyed it for many years.
    I hope your vacation was very nice. Enjoy this spring weather and have a nice week.

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  17. You always set up the prettiest vignettes for your posts...loving that adorable tea cozy and those beautiful tulips! I do love a good granola and this looks absolutely delicious! What a sweet photo of you and your handsome grandson! Blessings on the rest of your week!

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  18. Hope you had a beautiful and blessed Easter, dear Kitty. The granola looks yummy. xo

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  19. I love love granola, especially homemade, yum! What an honor to be your grandson's confirmation sponsor! Your crocheted teapot cozy is so cute!
    Jenna

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  20. Oh this sure makes my mouth water!! I LOVE homemade granola and this has all of my favorite things in it. What a great photo of you and your grandson!

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  21. Kitty, your granola sounds wonderful, and the oversized teacup is the perfect bowl for it. Yes, Caiden is very handsome!

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  23. YUMMY... The granola recipe is a keeper... and so healthy .... My mother always used a tea cosy ..It's one of the sweet traditions that makes teatime so inviting... There's nothing like handmade items and using up left over yarn for tea pretties is such a good idea. OMG...the photo of you and your grandson is brimming over with JOY...It made me smile.... Have a HAPPY day my Friend... Big Hugs

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  24. Thanks for sharing your granola recipe...
    That's a lovely photograph of both of you.

    All the best Jan

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  25. What a handsome young man you have there, Kitty!!! And that is a GREAT picture of both of you.
    My kids love homemade granola. Do you use the 1 minute rolled oats or the old fashioned kind? I am copying this recipe over to my files.
    Have a great week. xo Diana

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  26. We made granola all the time back in the day. I love your precious cups and cozy. Congratulations to your grandson. How wonderful.

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  27. Love, love, love the photo of you and your grandson, Kitty. Your Granola sounds fabulously delicious!

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