Thursday, August 6, 2009

Arts of Virtue~Granola


        * 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
        * 1 cup brown sugar/sucanat
        * 1/4 cup water
        * 1/4 teaspoon salt
        * 4 cups rolled oats
        * 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large 4 quart saucepan melt the butter, sugar and water together.  Stir it well and let it simmer for a few minutes (2 or 3 minutes should be enough).  Add the salt, oatmeal and cinnamon to the big pot.
Remove the pot from the stove and stir up the granola.  You want to coat the oats with the brown sugar and butter, so keep stirring until everything is moistened.
Pour the granola onto a cookie sheet.
Bake it at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir slightly. Return to oven and bake another 10 min... by this point, it should be a nice golden brown. 
Remove the pan from the oven and allow the granola to cool right there in the pan.  When it is cool, break it up into small pieces and place in air tight container.
Add the nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips whatever you fancy,  when you put it into the canister.
Serve with yogurt from prior lesson or eat with milk like cereal! :)

***Special thanks to my Cameo (12 years old) for filming this weeks video :) ***

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