Because I needed more fiber in my diet . . .

(Do I sound like I'm 50 yet?)

I needed something to tuck into my lunch today, to round it out. So I went looking for a recipe for granola, and I think I may have struck gold!

Here's what I did:

2T butter
2T honey

melt these together in a pan until they bubble slightly

1/4 c *stuff

add this and stir for a minute or so

1 c old fashioned rolled oats (long cooking oatmeal)

add this and stir until all the oats are coated in the honey/butter mixture, then continue to stir for another **three or four minutes.

Pour this onto a piece of foil or a cookie sheet to cool. You may want to butter this surface lightly to prevent the granola from sticking.

I think it turned out well. It made a nice little batch, and I could easily double or triple the quantities. This time I used a nonstick skillet, but I think next time I'm going to try the cast iron skillet.

I'm rather excited about today's lunch (dinner, I work second shift). I'm having fresh corn off the cob, chicken salad with celery and apple, carrot sticks and peanut butter, and now granola.

*this could be anything in the nut/seed familiy. Today I used some milled flax seed and sunflower seeds, but the next time I'm at Trader Joes I'm going to find some interesting nuts and seeds.

**all times are approximate, as I don't have a clock handy in the kitchen, and I don't like to be that exact anyway.


Cheryl in VA said...

I think I shall have to try this, as it sounds right up my alley. I love crunchy bits and granola type things.
The other place you might try is the Organic Food Depot for different nuts and such, or Fresh Market if you are in the mood for an adventure out toward the beach.

Clidonia Acromantula said...


and I'm so jealous that you have a Trader Joe's in close proximity! I've got at least an hour and a half drive if I want to get my trader joe's fix!