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Frugal Friday- Granola

gra·no·la
grəˈnōlə/
noun
  1. a kind of breakfast cereal consisting typically of rolled oats, brown sugar or honey, dried fruit, and nuts.

So last night I was pondering what to feature for today’s Frugal Friday. Thankfully I was pondering this while stirring a small batch of granola so viola, the answer came to me!

If you are a fan of granola I really hope you’ve already tried making it. If you are a fan of Trader Joe’s and buy theirs…shame on you! It is is a super delicious, easy and inexpensive thing to make. I whipped up a small batch last night while I was cooking dinner, and it was so good we kept picking at it long past dessert. In fact I had a breakfast meeting this morning with an amazing spread, and I missed out on all of it because I was full of granola!

Bowl of golden granola

 

Granola, and muesli (the unbaked granola) are very versatile, and frankly full of whatever your heart desires. In this case since I don’t eat it daily and I love the rich color and tastiness, I include a touch more than a wee bit of butter and sugars 🙂

What I used: (these are good amounts for one or two people)

  • 4 cups oats
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup cashew pieces
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 cube and 1/2 cube of butter
  • 1/3 cup honey

 

What I did:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F, when you’re done mixing it should be ready
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave
  3. Add oats, nuts, and sugar to a big bowl, mix it all up
  4. Add honey to the melted butter and mix
  5. Add the liquid gold to the bowl of goodies and stir it all up until everything is coated
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring ever 7-10 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool on wax paper (otherwise it will stick to your pan)
  8. Once cool, store in cereal container or ziplock, and enjoy!

 

Guten Appetit!

 

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