Thursday, July 12, 2012

Breakfast Granola

This is one of those recipes that I've made for quite some time and I can't figure out why I never blogged about it before. As I've mentioned a hundred or so times, I am always looking for something different to make for breakfast because I eat my breakfast at work every day.

When I came across this granola recipe I immediately thought of all of the things I could do with it aside from making it with the pears as stated in the original recipe. I eat this at least once a month with berries and mixed in with vanilla yogurt.



Breakfast Granola
Source: Annie's Eats
Servings: 2 cups
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Ingredients:
    • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
    • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
    • 1/4 cup flax seeds
    • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
    • 2 tbsp. honey
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and salt over medium heat.
2. Meanwhile, combine the oats, pecans and flax seed in a large bowl.
3. Preheat the oven to 300 and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
4. Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Spread the oats out on the silpat or parchment paper into a even layer.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring once to ensure the oats are browning evenly.
6. Let cool to room temperature before serving or transferring to a container for storage.  

The smell of the brown sugar and honey melting is mouth-watering but once you put the oats in the oven to bake, the smell intensifies until this sugary sweet oatmeal smell takes over your kitchen.

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