Maple Vanilla Granola

I am sort of a one-trick pony when it comes to breakfast…oatmeal with vanilla yogurt pretty much every morning. Lately, however, I have been looking for a healthy/tasty alternative to my usual fare. I remember loving Quaker’s Harvest Crunch as a kid so I set about trying to recreate it, albeit it with a bit less sugar, sodium and fat (jury’s still out on whether or not that aspect of the experiment was a success). My mom and I made a few batches from a Jamie Olive cookbook in the summer which were very good. After trying out a few more recipes, I have come to realize that it isn’t really the ingredients that are so different – oats, nuts, fruit- but the technique that seems to vary from cook to cook.

This is the method that I found gives me the results I like; lots of toasty flavour, not too sweet, and those little crunchy nuggets that make my yogurt so delicious!

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Bear with Me…

I swear I haven’t given up on this blog, it’s just been a very hectic few months. New house, new job for both my husband and me, all the kids now in school, and so on and so on. I have been busy in my new kitchen (which has infinitely more counter space – yay!) and will soon be posting recipes for sesame noodles with chicken, beof bourguignon, maple vanilla granola, quick Thai chicken soup and more. Stay tuned!