This is the Day the Lord Has Made, Rejoice and be glad in it!! Psalm 118:24What a beautiful sight outside my bathroom window. This rose bush grows on the East side of the house and gets just the right amount of sunshine! It is glorious this year and full of buds. Thank you Lord for giving me such delight in your creations, you are amazing!!
This morning while deciding what to eat for breakfast I realized I would probably eat more of the yogurt in my fridge if I made my super-duper quick, easy and good for you granola to sprinkle on the top of it. So guess what we are making today????
Super-Duper Easy and Good for You GranolaI really like this recipe because:
1. It is fast to make and easy - 30 minutes start to finish!!
2. It doesn't have oil or any fat in it like other granola recipes I have made.
3. No coconut like most granolas
4. Uses agave syrup for sweetner which is a more stable source of sweetning and doesn't spike your blood
sugar as dramatically.
5. It has lots of super food components in it like oats, almonds and cinamon
6. You can add your favorite ingredients to personalize it.
7. It tastes GREAT but WARNING, WARNING, WARNING.......It is addictive.
Somehow I can't keep my hand out of the jar!!
Let's get started:
Shopping List:Old Fashion Rolled Oats ( 1 1/2 cups)
Slivered Almonds (1 cup)
Sunflower Seeds (1/2 cup)
Toasted Wheat Germ (1/2 cup)
Ground Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon)
Agave Nectar (Light is what I used but you can use Dark if you prefer a deeper flavor) (1/2 cup)
Kosher Salt (pinch to 1/8 tsp)
Dried Cranberries ( 1/2-1 cup)
Let's make Granola:Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Stir this mixture until it is completely coated with the agave. It will clump a little so stir it well.
Now get out a half sheet pan and line with parchment paper or I use my silpat mats for this. They work great. No sticking and no mess at the end.
Then you can add your favorite dried fruits ....the sky is the limit!!! What do you like?
I like dried cranberries so I add about half of a 12 ounce bag to the pan and mix with clean hands (after cooled)!!
Comment below and give us all new creative ideas on how to consume this wonderful, healthy treat!!
I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11Oh and by the way even though it is Friday the 13th good things happened 84 years ago on a Friday the 13th in April....my mother was born. So Happy Birthday Grammy!!! We love you....many, many more to come. You taught me all I know about faith, cooking and how to live a life without reproach. I fail sometimes but you were a great example and I LOVE YOU!! Happy 84th Birthday to the original Miss Ella whom we now call the "Big Miss Ella"!!