I don't know about you, but I have always been a big fan of granola cereal. I loved honey bunches of oats growing up. Recently I began to make my own cereal- it is cheaper and tastes so much better!
3 C organic rolled oats
1/2 C wheat germ
2 C puffed rice
1/8 C cinnamon
1/8 C organic cane sugar
1 1/2 C local honey
1/2 C Almond Oil
1/2 C chopped Almonds
1 C Organic Freeze Dried Strawberries
1/2 C Organic Freeze Dried Apples
Measure out all of the dry ingredients- excluding the sugar and fruit- and mix them in a large bowl.
In a small sauce pan, heat up the honey and the sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Use a large cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper
Pour the granola onto the parchment paper and press down hard.
Cook at 275 degrees for 60-70 minutes.
Pull out of oven and let cool on the counter.
Using a plastic knife, break up the granola when cooled.
In a large air tight jar put the cereal and fruit together and shake.
Enjoy warm or cold with almond, soy, or organic milk!
Cooking your own food at home is something that more and more Americans tend to ignore these days. We live in a world where the faster food is prepared for us the better. The fast food industry is booming as a result of this. Thankfully, there are still people out there who want to eat REAL food. REAL food is food that is literally real. No high fructose corn syrup, no ingredients a third grader can't pronounce, and no food that our ancestors wouldn't recognize.
I grew up in a family where my grandmother loved to cook. I have many fond memories of standing on a stool in the kitchen helping grandma make bread, cookies, jams, candy, etc. To this day my grandmother still bakes her own bread. She uses an oven, but for people who don't know how to use an oven properly or simply don't have the time to watch bread bake-- there are bread makers.
The bread maker is the most amazing thing ever for me. You can set a time as for when you want the bread to begin cooking, you can choose if you want light-medium-or dark crust, you can choose the style of bread you want made, and it mixes the dough for you.
Here are some really good reasons to invest in a bread maker or start baking your own bread:
1-Healthier ingredients (no high fructose corn syrup.)
2-Lower sodium (many companies add insane amounts of sodium as a preserving agent)
3-Whole grains (whole wheat bread, whole grain bread, rye bread)
4- It is cheaper (The average loaf of bread in the store costs between $2 and $3. You can bake bread for less than $1 a loaf.)
5-It tastes so much better. (There is nothing like slicing fresh bread and eating it. It is the best taste on earth)
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