August 14, 2011

Sunday Sides & Suppers: Homemade Granola

How do you make two fresh peaches and a cup of yogurt into breakfast for four? If you have cooking oats, a bit of butter and brown sugar, a bit of flour, and some cinnamon, you bump it up with some homemade granola for quick and easy parfaits.

Parfait, it's what's for breakfast!
I discovered the hows by accident. I got distracted one morning while making oatmeal bars, and I didn't add enough flour. The results turned out too crumbly for bars, but it did make for some good granola cereal.

Homemade Granola

3 Cups Whole Grain Oats
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Whole Grain Flour
1/4 Cup Milk
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, melt butter. Whisk in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and cloves. Add oat and flour, and stir. Add milk if needed to coat all the oats.

Spread in a thin layer onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for twenty-five to thirty minutes or until the oats have dried and browned.

Run a spatula under the oats to crumble, and break up any large clumps.

Keep it stored in a zipper bag for up to four days for a quick breakfast or snack.

Edited to add: I made a discovery about an hour after posting yesterday. Make sure to click here before trying the recipe to see how to bag your granola without the huge mess I ended up creating.

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