Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Kitchen Sink Granola

In making the last batch of nutty granola, I found a lot of little bits of fruit and nuts we've been mixing in. Rather than sticking with just a few ingredients and ending up with even more little baggies of not-quite-enough-for-another-batch, we threw everything in. Well, almost everything. There were some turkish figs I didn't think would chop well, and I was too lazy to shell a bunch of pistachios, or those would have gone in, too.

In addition to the organic rolled oats, cinnamon and maple syrup, we added:
  • English Walnuts
  • Cashew Halves & Pieces (salted, so no salt was added to recipe)
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Flax Seeds (only had 1/8-1/4 cup left, so is not much)
  • Raisns
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Golden Raisins
  • Chopped Dates
  • Cranberries
  • Diced Apple Bits (added 1/2 way through cooking, as they tend to toast quickly)

It. Is. Amazing.

It tastes decadent, yet is healthy. Had to force myself to eat something other than granola for lunch and dinner.

I don't want to make the simple version anymore, but will, at least until I build up enough of the little ziploc baggies in the pantry again.

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