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Cooking with Ellie and friends Thursday, CEimB. So much fun! 🙂 

This Thursday was “Nutty Granola” page 38 of “The Food You Crave” by Ellie Krieger.  This is NOT just for breakfast and this was a TERRIFIC recipe pick by Lethally Delicious.

It was really easy to make and I did so on Sunday for us to enjoy in a variety of ways throughout the week to tell about today. Keep an open mind because Granola is not just a breakfast food.  It’s a snack. It’s a flavoring. It adds crunch. You can even use it as part of your main course for dinner.

Here is the Granola being mixed together.  I used Brown Family Farm Pure New England Maple Syrup (3.4 oz slightly less than the recipe called for).  Dark Amber (sounds like a beer doesn’t it?! )

Real Maple Syrup from Vermont used in Nutty Granola mix

Real Maple Syrup from Vermont used in Nutty Granola mix

The Granola Berry Blend: cranberry, raisin, bing cherry, whole strawberries

The Granola Berry Blend: cranberry, raisin, bing cherry, whole strawberries

The Finished Granola: A spoonful of goodness

The Finished Granola: A spoonful of goodness

Now.. here are the ways the Apple Crumbles pair used the Granola (take note of the flounder….:

1. Granola with Milk as a cold cereal

granola with soy milk

granola with soy milk

2. Granola with Greek Yogurt

Granola with Greek Yogurt

Granola with Greek Yogurt

3. Granola with Crab for a wonderful tasty topping on Flounder (see Tues. evening blog 2/17/09).

Crab and Granola topping for fish

Crab and Granola topping for fish

4. Finally, granola as a wonderful addition to hot oatmeal.

Oatmeal and Nutty Granola

Oatmeal and Nutty Granola

Ted had the Nutty Granola in a bowl with just hot water and said it was very good. 
It was just too easy and too good. A simple mix of 3 cups Old Fashioned oats, 1/2 cup each, walnuts, almonds, pecans, maple syrup, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup dried fruit (recipe called out raisins as optional).
Cook the above at 300 for about 30 minutes.  I added more than 1/2 a cup of dried fruits because Ted and I enjoy them so much.
Get the book and give this healthy, sweet Nutty treat a try!

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