easy granola recipe

I love to make this – so easy.


3 c. old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

1/3 c. honey

1/4 c. oil

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. dried fruit

1/2 c. nuts and/or seeds

Heat oven to 300 degrees. Put rack in the middle. Stir oats, cinnamon and salt together. In another container, mix honey, oil and vanilla. Mix this all together. Bake 15 minutes spread out on a cookie sheet or cake pan. Stir. Bake 5-15 minutes more. Add fruits and nuts. Put in closed container to store.

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Vegan Brown Rice Pudding/Snow days

Vegan Brown Rice Pudding/Snow days

Cook 1 cup brown rice in 3 cups water; boil; cover; set on low; let cook 20 minutes; turn off burner and let set, covered, 30 minutes.

1 1/4 c. almond milk
1/3 c. raisins
1/3 c. maple syrup or agave
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Mix all and transfer to a bowl to cool in refrigerator. Sprinkle cinnamon on top to serve.

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seedlings and almonds

I worked with the almonds yesterday; it took about 1/2 hour to peel off the dark skins of 1 cup of almonds. I put them in the dehydrater and now they are very dry. I ground a little up for flour, and I think I’ll put more in a batch of granola. I will eventually try to make almond butter.

I joined 365.com where you post 1 picture a day – I may as well – I take bunches of pictures anyway. My seedlings are growing well – lettuce – tomatoes and some basil – exciting ! ! !