Happy 2014! Have you recovered from the holidays? I hope your new year is off to a good start. It’s been nice to have a few weeks of normal around here. No travel. No big plans. Just the Honey and the pup. Time for long field walks in the fleeting light of late afternoon. Winter days made warmer with the oven running as I tinker about in the kitchen, playing with old recipes and working on new ones.
I’m resolute to make more pantry staples from scratch, and homemade granola is the first subject I’ve tackled. I’ve been baking up big batches of it on the weekend, which keeps us stocked throughout the week for quick and comforting breakfasts on dark and early mornings.
The recipe as written below is for a maple cinnamon-spiced granola, but think of it as a simple granola framework, or general set of guidelines, and feel free to substitute your favorite sweeteners, nuts, and spices. The ratios work pretty well with a number of flavor combinations. I’m partial to this maple cinnamon number atop a big bowl of greek yogurt with banana slices and fresh berries, but it’s also pretty great straight from the jar…Print