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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Treat Mom With Homemade Love!

I tried this recipe a few months ago and it is just fabulous. This granola whips up in a snap, keeps well, costs far less that store granola,is better for you and I won't even mention how good your house will smell while it is baking! It holds its crunch in milk and is perfect atop yogurt with a little fresh fruit. Make up a batch and surprise mom with breakfast in bed or put it in a pretty bag and give it as a hostess gift! I have treated this formula as a template and have made a whole bunch of yummy varieties. Have fun making it your own!

2 tbsp canola oil
Scant 3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup egg whites
Scant 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup pecan pieces

*Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
*Spray a rimmed cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
*Whisk together: oil, sugar, egg whites and salt.
*Add in oats and pecans and cinnamon and mix well.
*Spread on cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes.
*Mix breaking into small pieces and bake for 12 more minutes using metal spatula or large spoon.
*Cool and serve.

Add in suggestions After baking:
Raisins, craisins, apricots, dated, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cashews, honey, maple syrup or sugar.

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