March 27, 2009

Quick post on my continuing affair with granola



Affair? Yes. I've fallen in love with granola. I've been making granola pretty regularly - I'm obsessed, actually - ever since I posted a recipe. I've revised the recipe slightly by adding a cup of raw walnuts, which toast up to crunchy perfection. I also mostly use regular rolled oats instead of instant (or a mix of both) and I've changed my mind about the chocolate chips. The first time I added them I thought it was daring — now I think it's necessary! Sometimes I add an extra cup of oats (7 instead of 6) so it will last a little longer, and I tried using dried apples instead of dates. Dates are better. I've gotten lazy about the stirring, too. I recommend stirring in from the edges every 10 minutes, but I only did it every 20 last time. I actually look forward to getting up and eating breakfast when the granola is in the cupboard. Who knew that was all it would take...



Buffy says hi

5 comments:

  1. Nothing beats homemade granola, really! I've never tried one with chocolate chips (I'm sure it would be dangerous), but maybe once my cleanse is over. . .? The Girls and I say "Hi, Buffy!" back. ;) (sweet thing!).

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  2. Before this, I'd never tried granola with chocolate chips either. In fact, I would have been appalled at the thought. But my attitude has softened a bit. In fact, I'm finding that this granola is so satisfying, my cravings for other sweets is just about gone. Weird, I know. And the granola itself isn't very sweet.

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  3. I've begun making home-made granola again too... but never with chocolate chips! Whoa! That's living on the edge....

    By the way, a few years ago I substituted matzo farfel for oats and made a not-so-bad "granola" on Passover. Was that your idea or did I read it somewhere or just make it up? Anyway, aside from it not being whole-grain enough, it helped my breakfasts!

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  4. Try the chocolate chips, Claire, you'll be hooked. Can you not eat oats on Passover?

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  5. Okay, I guess I'll have to try it. A few more granola posts and I'll probably be eating it every day.

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