Thursday, September 1, 2011
Seriously, I am addicted to this stuff. This is my new favorite go-to snack and breakfast food. My sweet friend Christina gave me this recipe before jaunting off to Germany for two years...(Miss you, my friend!) It is so easy and quick to make, and to die for! I think I've made about 8 batches in the last two weeks. (Okay, perhaps a slight exaggeration, but it's pretty close!)
Not only do I love the flavor, but the chewy texture with the crunchy cashews just reels me in. I crave this in my sleep...not even kidding.
Christina serves it warm from the oven with yogurt and fresh fruit (which is heavenly), and my little gal and I also love it like cold cereal in milk. It's one of her new favorite after-school snacks. Let me know what you think!
Quick Granola (This is a small batch...I usually double it)
2 c. quick oats
1/2 c. honey
1/3 c. oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
cashews (or any type of nut)
Bake at 400 for 8 minutes (stirring half way through)for a soft, chewy texture. Bake a little longer if you like it crunchy.
This is the basic recipe, but of course you can add sunflower seeds, flax seeds, almonds, wheat germ, coconut, raisins, or anything else you love. Enjoy!