There are so many choices for breakfast. I love breakfast meals for dinner on nights when I'm tired or we just want something simple. Pancakes or waffles are favorites in my home. Grayden loves eggs and is happy to have them frequently. Most mornings I really don't have time or don't want to make a hearty breakfast. Those are reserved for slow easy days like weekends or vacations.
This week I decided to make an old standby ---Granola. A simple recipe to make ahead so we can eat a healthy breakfast is always a goal. It's so easy to make and so tasty for breakfast. Of course it's great over yogurt or as my grandson likes-- over ice cream.
Here is my recipe for homemade granola:
7 cups of rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 cup of wheat germ
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup of honey
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl.
Spread mixture in parchment or silpat lined baking pan. Bake in 275 degree oven for 2 hours. Stir every 20 minutes or so. After the granola is all baked and toasty, sprinkle one or two cups of dried fruit over the granola. I usually add raisins. Any dried fruit is fine. Allow mixture to cool completely and then store in an airtight container. I love old jars and have a collection that I use in my kitchen.
When I was outside today, I noticed this bloom on the same hibiscus plant that produced the bloom above. I hope this doesn't mean it is reverting back to the white plant it was grafted onto!
|Pink and White Hibiscus|