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Monday, September 20, 2010


Hello, my name is worst food blogger ever, it's nice of you to join me considering I'm never around and I only cook things, take pictures, than stop there and never post... I'm so sorry. Please don't hate me. I'm making something tonight that should be awesome, and it involves my brain and another recipe I found so it should be good, since my brain really is smart.

Today, however, since it's been far too long since I've posted you're going to get a second hand post from my regular blog that I posted before I ever decided I was a good enough to cook to have a whole separate blog for it.

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I can't tell you how awesome it feels to be posting my own (adapted) recipe. And it's for something as versatile as granola, which has uses in the health food world, as well in the dessert world.

This version is deliciously nutty, and I pretty much don't like any nut other than those of the peanut variety.

So go forth people, and whip up some granola, its fibery goodness that your colon will thank you for.

Ingredients:3 and 1/4 cup of quick oats
1/2 cup of chopped (crushed, I used the bottom of a glass) unsalted peanuts
1/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions:1. preheat oven to 250 F, lightly grease baking sheet
2. in a large bowl combine and stir together all dry ingredients
3. in a separate bowl combine everything else and stir together really well; then pour over the oat mixture and mix till evenly coated
4. spread out evenly on the baking sheet and cook for one hour stirring every 15 minutes for even cooking

This is delicious as cereal, but really filling. I'd go as far as saying better than Honey Bunches of Oats, which we all know is the best healthy cereal ever (best unhealthy cereal being rice crispy treats cereal). Plus making your own granola is fun, and it makes your house smell all wonderful and comfortable. Plus, since mother nature thinks it's funny to make it cold again, this will warm your heart and your kitchen.

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