Last week, Bbq Jr. asked us why we weren't spending enough time with him. What with towers of boxes in our home, we've been spending nearly all of our waken ghouls unpacking and organizing our home. Quick runs to the hardware store aside, it's been a busy week.
Thank goodness for Oma. My mum flew into town to visit, help unpack, and give our little guy some much needed attention and TLC. The house is now starting to look like a home again and less like a loading dock. And while Oma flies home today, she left us with a few homemade treats to enjoy. Like her home-baked granola:
1 lb butter
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups honey
½ tsp salt
2 lb rolled oats
½ cups sesame seeds
1 cups chopped nuts
2 cups grape nuts
1 lb coconut
1 cups sunflower seeds
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Heat the butter and honey in a large pot over medium heat.
When it melts into a large, runny slurry, turn off the heat and add the vanilla. Mix well.
Mix in all of the dry ingredients. Oma likes to do it one
at a time.
Spread a thin layer of granola on a cookie sheet.
Roast the granola for less than half an hour, until golden brown.
Remove from the oven, let cool. We place it in containers, open overnight (to dehydrate) and then cover them up the next morning.
This is one of my favourite things to have for breakfast (and it's the only granola that Mrs. Dude likes). And it tastes like my childhood.
Thanks for the granola, Mom.
By Bbq Dude