I have a problem. A breakfast problem. It costs me $4.95 a morning, and it is capitalist.
It is starbucks. They get me with their damn granola. I would MUCH prefer to go to my local coffee joint - but if I haven't had breakfast, starbucks ALWAYS lures me in from my walk to work with their damn greek yogurt parfait. It gets me every time - but not anymore. No more with your wooing me into granola submission, Starbucks. This time, I am taking matters into my own hands. With my own damn granola.
And I gotta say, I really couldn't taste the difference.
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 300 F. In a bowl mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a saucepan warm the oil and honey. Whisk in vanilla.
Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon; finish mixing by hand. Spread granola in a 15x10 inch baking pan.
Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Transfer granola-filled pan to a rack to cool completely. Stir in raisins or cranberries. Seal granola in an airtight container or self-sealing plastic bag. Store at room temperature for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.
|Edna's china, they don't make it like they used to...|
|breakfast for two.|
|Take that, starbucks.|
So, the next time I pass you, I think I'll have an easier time saying no. The New Year is for resolutions after all, isn't it?