Inspired by gifts of granola from two friends who have been supplying us with crunchy, grainy goodness
for many years we decided to give it a go ourselves.
We made a hybrid recipe from several we came across and put some of the finished product in jars saved from all the West Hill Honey we have consumed over time.
Then we went to the Jam Labelizer site that we've been wanting to play around with
and created these labels for free.
Here is our recipe for Groovy (and Good for Your New Year's Resolutions) Granola:
Mix together in a large bowl:
6 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 cups nuts or seeds – Any combination of pecans, sunflower, sesame, pepitas, almonds, walnuts or ?
1 cup coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ to 1 cup honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup, or a combination of any of these.
¼ cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Pour liquid over dry ingredients and blend well.
Bake at 350F for 40 minutes in a roasting pan. Stir several times while baking.
Add 1 cup dried fruit such as raisins, cherries, or craisins after baking. Spread on parchment paper to thoroughly cool before storing in airtight containers.
And here's a little something to whistle, hum, or sing, while you work:
Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
What cha knowing?
I've come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.