Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I've been looking for a tasty granola recipe for quite some time now. One that requires normal ingredients. This one fits the bill! Benjamin declared this my best granola yet! Thanks to a friend who posted the recipe on Facebook. I'm sharing it here so I know where to find it in case I misplace it. :-)

Spiced Vanilla Granola

4 cups thick rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 C freshly ground flax seed
1 C chopped nuts
1/3 C coconut oil
1/4 C maple syrup or agave
1 Tbsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In large bowl mix together dry ingredients. In saucepan, combine coconut oil, sugar and syrup. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture, stirring well.  Transfer to cookie sheets.  Bake, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. Cool completely. I added a handful of chocolate chips. Yumm-o!!!!!
Isn't the glass jar I used cute? I got it for Christmas. I believe from Katie. I just love the chalkboard label!
There has been some decorating taking place. I'll share soon. Rumor has it my bathroom will be painted by the weekend!