3 cups oats-old fashioned or quick cooking, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/3 cup veg. oil, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tbsp. vanilla extract, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, 1/3 shredded coconut, 1/3 cup raisins.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except raisins in a mixing bowl. Spread mixture on a cookie sheet. Bake mixture for 15 min. stirring once in the middle of cooking. Remove granola from oven, stir. Let cool for a few min. Add raisins and stir to combine. When cooled moved to an airtight container.
I got the original recipe for this from theprudenthomemaker.com. I have changed it some to suit our tastes.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup buttermilk (or sour milk)
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raisins
Mix all ingredients together. Stir in nuts and raisins last after everything else is mixed. Put into muffin tin and bake at 400º for 20 – 25 minutes
Well, the snow did come yesterday-about 4″. So no family coming today. Hopefully, Dave, Jess and the boys will get to come about the middle of the week. I’m not sure when Chuck will come. The girls are excited today. There is enough snow to make snow cream, which is a favorite around here. There probably will be some sledding today too. The winds are supposed to start later today so we’ll just have to see how everything goes. The cows don’t seem to mind the snow at all.
I took these pictures from our dining room window. Later today, we will be going down to the barn to get milk. I will try to take more pictures then.
Hubby completely surprised me yesterday morning. We very seldom get each other gifts at Christmas but this year he got me this wonderful mixer. He even braved Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve to get it for me. Complete surprise! I got up yesterday morning, went to turn the coffee pot on and there it was. I squealed out loud and he just smiled that beautiful smile of his that always says “I love you”. He said with all the cooking and baking I do, he thought it would come in handy. Well, it certainly will. I made a batch of banana nut muffins in it this morning. I used a different recipe than I normally use and I think I like it much better. The recipe is:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat), 2/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/3 cup applesauce, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 2/3 cup mashed bananas, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. Combine all ingredients. Pour into muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 min. I used my large muffin tin and got 6 muffins. Very good.
No church today because of the snow. I sure am glad we got to go Friday night to the candlelight service. Enjoy your day and God bless.