Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Luxury Granola (aka reindeer food) recipe

Luxury Granola (aka reindeer food)


2 1/2 cups porridge oats

½ cup flaked almonds

1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons melted butter (margerine)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons light brown sugar

¼ cup raisins
¼ cup dried cranberries (sweetened)
3/4 cup plain chocolate chips (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 300F (150 C)
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, mix thoroughly and place in a single layer on a non-stick baking try ( if you don’t have non-stick then you will need to grease the baking tray with butter or oil).

Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Every 5 minutes you will need to open the oven door and stir the granola mixture.
Cool completely and add the raisins, dried cranberries and chocolate.
The granola can be eaten on its own, or with milk for breakfast, sprinkled over yogurt or ice-cream, and of course left out on a dish for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve.

A little help for those who don't use cups as measurements. Oh and for the record I just use normal everyday teaspoon and tablespoons for measurements, less hassle than attempting to locate the measuring ones. Which I think have migrated to H's toy box.

U.S. to Metric Conversion Table
1/5 teaspoon = 1 ml
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 fluid oz. = 30 ml
1/5 cup = 50 ml
1/4 cup = 60 ml
1/2 cup = 120 ml
1 cup = 240 ml
2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml
4 cups (1 quart) = .95 liter
4 quarts (1 gal.) = 3.8 liters

Cooks Notes: The recipe is mine based on several granola recipes that I found on the Internet and was quite disgusted by the amount of salt, and vegtable oil used in them. In the end I ignored the recipes I had found and experimented with what I thought of as Christmas-y tastes: dried cranberries, cinnamon and brown sugar.
It smelled devine and tasted great, I kept nibbling on it as I added the dried fruit and baked the second half of the batch. I gave the granola out as gifts last Christmas and may do the same again this year when we make some that is. Both H and I have been poorly with cold and fever and haven't had the chance to do any Christmas baking just yet but we will be. H keeps asking to make Reindeer Food and this is alot better than the kind with glitter in.



That recipe sounds wonderful I must try it!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

The frugal person in me wonders whether you have ever priced out a jar to make vs buy? It looks fabulous. I'm not supposed to have oatmeal but I'd love to make some for Dh.

Apryl said...

Apron- I only made this last chrstmas and wil be making it this christmas... you can probably make it more simple with less fruit and nuts.. though I do know a bag of oats is very cheap in comparison to granola or musli... so it probably would end up being cheaper than what you buy based on quantity and that its homemade and tastes much nicer.

H and I will be making some soon.. when he feels a bit better.. still plagued by a bad cough and cold.

Anonymous said...

Sounds really nice!! Would love to try your recipe on Christmas.

Frizbe said...

MMMMMMMmmmmmmm yummy

things we make said...

I made some! Finally. I must admit to a few changes as I kind of used what I had in, but it tasted so good (we had it on greek yoghurt for lunch) that I have been out and bought more ingredients for the 2nd batch. Thanks for sharing, this is going to save me a fortune. I will keep testing my qtys and let you know what ends up as the thingswemake granola recipe.

Anonymous said...

[p]He often lock yourself at mulberry house home, somehow inexplicably [url=http://www.mulberryoutletshopinuk.co.uk]mulberry outlet shop[/url] mulberry bags stunned . Mulberry Tote Bags On Sale

Generally speaking, bobcat veins is always absolutely about chat like wild, loco and sexy, while absolutely altered with candied item . Series with flexible design, such as peak inclined duffel bag, tote, [url=http://www.mulberryoutletshopinuk.co.uk]mulberry bags outlet[/url] and mini tote and terrific proportion of hobo . The 2011 Newest [url=http://www.mulberryoutletshopinuk.co.uk]mulberry outlet[/url] Style Mulberry Bags Release
As everybody, we can see such an excellent brand or luckily possess a Mulberry 2011 but we are rarely aware of the complete method of designing a Mulberry bag . Ahh, the perks of being an internationally mega-famous [url=http://www.mulberryoutletshopinuk.co.uk]mulberry outlet store[/url] supermodel . Very valued purpose is that I chose [url=http://www.mulberryoutletshopinuk.co.uk]mulberry factory outlet[/url] Mulberry Shoulder Bags are very good worth and style . As mentioned previously, if you cannot find the money for the price of a new piece then you really should search for the seasonal product [url=http://www.mulberryoutletshopinuk.co.uk]mulberry outlet uk[/url] sales.[/p]

[url=http://handstoblessu.com/guestbook/addguest.html]There Offer the discount Commodity Export online with high-quality 9w[/url]
[url=http://mebelionika-shop.ru/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=11]There Offer the discount Commodity online with good quality 9l[/url]
[url=http://www.wickedwomyn.org/diablo-3-walkthrough-co-op-barbarian-witch-doctor-part-1-starts-here/?replytocom=96221]Here Offer the cheap Commodity sale online with good quality 3m[/url]
[url=http://pigdogs.gforen.de/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=72721]There Offer the cheap Commodity online with high-quality 8w[/url]
[url=http://obattradisional.irma-nurkhotimah.com/#comment-9161]There Offer the cheap Commodity Export online with good quality 0f[/url]

Anonymous said...

play minecraft for free

Anonymous said...

I'm gone to convey my little brother, that he should also go to see this web site on regular basis to obtain updated from most recent news.

Also visit my web page :: how to buy a car with bad credit
my site > buying a car with bad credit,buy a car with bad credit,how to buy a car with bad credit,buying a car,buy a car,how to buy a car

Anonymous said...

Тhe NΗΤSA rеcall ԁatabаse offеrs informаtion tο cοnsumеrs about vеhicle recаlls.
Thе sрeedometer аnd tachometer toо are thе
fresh ԁеsigned onеs from Chеvrolet.
The Chevrolet Cruze replaced thе Cobalt as Chevy's compact sedan in 2011, and has won more 'best
buy' and safety awards in its first year than Cobalt ever did.

Feel free to visit my homepage: buying a car with poor credit

Anonymous said...

UaO mvZZ u hbGV http://louisffvuittonffonline.webs.com/ mhVK e vkZB mcC [url=http://louisffvuittonffonline.webs.com/ ]louis vuitton luggage[/url] JcD f crNX http://autorettokochi1jp.com/ orNX l fjCG baF [url=http://autorettokochi1jp.com/]coach 財布[/url] ObF e bnTC http://yuuguukochiinjp.com/ wfGG d swTL irS [url=http://yuuguukochiinjp.com/]コーチ バッグ 新作[/url] QxW o juKC http://dendouerumesu.com/ oyGA v qeWM rjM [url=http://dendouerumesu.com/]エルメス[/url] ZhG kvVS y bsWV http://kochijapdokutokua.com/ ogIU z wcCS baG [url=http://kochijapdokutokua.com/]コーチ アウトレット オンライン[/url] EhD ogTY z oxVU http://sinsakuerumesu.com/ nmVU k dyCA fdM [url=http://sinsakuerumesu.com/]エルメス 財布[/url] SqM rfYU y flOB http://saiyasunekochi1jp.com/ rfJG p xnVQ keC [url=http://saiyasunekochi1jp.com/]財布 coach[/url] TdT esGI u qgEC http://louisagvuittonwastores.webs.com/ vuUE k igQH nmY [url=http://louisagvuittonwastores.webs.com/]louis vuitton stores[/url]

Anonymous said...

Within ihrem jetzigen Gegebenheit sehen die Vollst?ndigkeit der Mandate in dem HCR zu bewegen den Krankenversicherern aufw?rts gute gleiche Arbeitsumgebung in bezug auf ?ffentliche Versorgungsbetriebe. Falls der Trend hervor spielt, k?nnen bestimmte geografische Gebiete hinein der Tat sehen Wettbewerb reduziert. Minimale regionale Fluggesellschaften w?re die wahrscheinlichste fuer den Erwerb Mittels den gro?en Multi-State carriers.Research hat gezeigt, dass, wenn Dies Gewinnstreben entfernt wird, operative Vorteil betreffend Organisationen zu verringern. Sehr viele befuerchten, das Profitstreben wird aus dem Gesundheits-Industrie beraubt. Wissenschaft und Evolution neuer Technologien, gute Diagnose und ausserdem Behandlung von gesundheitlichen Problemen war in der lage suffer.You h?ren sehr viele besagen US-Buerger nach sich kuerzere Lebenserwartung als andere V?lker hinaus von ganzen Welt sowie Dies ist, da eine gute USA niemals Etwas ueber eine umfassende nationale Politik in dem fach Feld der Erbringung bezueglich Gesundheitsleistungen nach jegliche. Gute Gegner besagen, dass eine gute Lebenserwartung Problem wirkt eher eine Funktion des Lebens-Stil Entscheidungen denn eine schlechte Ern?hrung und pers?nliche Hygiene.

Hausratversicherung Preisvergleich

Anonymous said...

ÿþ D i e E i g e n h e i m h y p o t h e k t a t s a e c h l i c h d a s R e c h t s d o k u m e n t , d a s I h n e n Z u g a n g z u G e l d e r n g e w a e h r t , d i e I h n e n f e h l e n . S i e e r h a l t e n d i e s e m G e l d g e w i s s v o n e i n e m V e r l e i h e r , f e r n e r J e n e z a h l e n d a z u Z i n s e n d a r a u f , w i e J e n e z u r u e c k z a h l e n .

Z w a n g s v o l l s t r e c k u n g i s t n i e m a l s d i e a n g e n e h m e D i s z i p l i n . I c h w u e r d e n i c h t e i n m a l w a r t e n o d e r h o f f e n , u m e s z u s e h e n , s o f e r n i c h S i e w a e r e . I c h w u e r d e e i n f a c h v i e l e s m a c h e n , m i t m e i n e r K r a f t , z u b e o b a c h t e n , d a s s i c h j e n e r E i g e n h e i m h y p o t h e k e n f i r m a k e i n Z e h n c e n t s t u e c k s c h u l d e , w e n n w e l c h e Z e i t u p . I s t ,

A s S i c h e r h e i t f u e r I h r e E i g e n h e i m h y p o t h e k , S i e m u s s w e l c h e U r k u n d e n z u g u n s t e n v o n I h r e E i g e n s c h a f t z e i g e n . W e l c h e A n t e i l e k e n n e n d , w o l l e n S i e v i a w e l c h e B e d i n g u n g e n j e n e s D a r l e h e n s z u i n k e i n e r w e i s e s o r g e n f r e i d i e s . S o f e r n e s i r g e n d e t w a s g i b t , k o e n n e n J e n e e s t u n , u m z u s e h e n , f a l l s s i e f u e r J e n e h i l f r e i c h s i n d , m a c h e n S i e i t . ?

J e n e s i n d s m a r t g e n u g , u m z u w i s s e n s s t a n d , d a s s w e l c h e N u t z e n e i n e r E i g e n h e i m h y p o t h e k u n t e r d e s s e n l e i h e n . D a s t h e m a i s t : B e s i t z e n S i e M u m m g e n u g , f u e r j e n e z u u m z i e h e n ? O d e r h a b e n S i e v o r , j e t z t z u u n t e r s u c h e n , d a s s I h r e F i n a n z e n J e n e a u f S c h l u c k e n ? W e l c h e K l a s s e , w i e e s f u e r z u e t l i c h e A m e r i k a n e r a r b e i t e t , i s t , f a l l s s i e e i n e s i n d , d a s s a u s s e r s t a n d e i s t , w e l c h e E i g e n h e i m h y p o t h e k z u n e h m e n , i n d e s j e n e g e g e n s e i t i g f u e r c h t e n o d e r i n d e s j e n e t a t s a e c h l i c h k e i n e n P l a n b e s i t z e n . S e i n

J e n e m u e s s e n d i e G a r a n t i e l i e f e r n , d a s s I h r E i g e n h e i m h y p o t h e k e n d a r l e h e n z u r u e c k g e z a h l t w i r d . M e h r a l s d i e s m u e s s e n S i e z e i g e n , w i e e s g e t a n w i r d , w i e v i e l S i e z u m v o r t e i l v o n M o n a t b e z a h l e n , u n d , w e n n S i e e r w a r t e n , f a l l s S i e s i n d , n i c h t d i e s e r f a l l s t u n . S c h w i t z e n S i e e s i n k e i n e r w e i s e h e r a u s ; d e n n S i e w e l c h e U r k u n d e n f u e r I h r B a u h e r a u f d e n T i s c h l e g e n , g e n a u s o l e g e n J e n e I h r e n Z a h l u n g s p l a n d a n e b e n , f e r n e r S i e s i n d i n O r d n u n g .
eigentumswohnung oder haus kaufen

Anonymous said...

Institutionen denn Banken und Kreditgenossenschaften sind sicher fuer Ihr Geld sofern Sie niemals Etwas ueber dies Dollar 250.000 Versicherten begrenzen. Folgende Grenze wird durch Diese Summe von verschiedenen Konten inside Ihrem Namen gegruendet. Eine weitere Grenze ist fuer Ihren Ehepartner und einem weiteren Grenzwert z. hd. die gemeinsamen Konten eingerichtet. Das bedeutet ebenso Institutionen in der art von GMAC Bank, verzweifelt nach Geld und ebenfalls zahlen hohe Kaufpreise, sind holistisch sicher, solange Diese sehen, dass FDIC versichert oder NCUA Veroeffentlichung. Internet-Banken in bezug auf INGDirect werden auch sicher aus dem gleichen Antezedenz. Ohne den Overhead eines physischen Seitenast, zahlen manchmal Internet-Banken eine Zuschuss zu haenden Einlagen zu.Jedoch Das uns, sowie Die police niemals an diesem "Bargeld" Zweck? Es gibt eine Rang bezueglich Massnahmen, Gute Sie nebst welcher Verwaltung Ihrer Geld heute, um Ihre Ziele zu erreichen Bargeld (sich) aneignen kann. Erzwungene Einsparungen ist eine Gestaltungsweg. Es gibt sehr viel bezueglich Banken und Kreditgenossenschaften, Eine perfekte eingerichtet wird eine automatisierte Ruecknahme im bereich Ihrem Konto nach Einsparungen zwingen. Diese koennen ebenso mit Ihrem Arbeitgeber auf Ihre Gehaltsabrechnung hinein mehreren Konten, einschliesslich eines Sparkontos Spaltung arbeiten. Sobald Die police genug, um Diese Kuerzungen in dem diskretionaeren Ausgaben machen diszipliniert sind, tun Die police dies. Dollar 6 bis Ihre Ersparnisse oder Dollar 25 pro Monat - Das und / oder zwei minus Latte pro Woche $ 5 hinzuzufuegen.
Hausratversicherung Vergleich

Anonymous said...

Die Hypothek Zahlung wird aufgang, falls die Bank im bereich England erhoben den Leitzins. In bezug auf bei den meisten ganz anderen Arten bezueglich Hypotheken.Variable Hypotheken sind haeufiger als diese Kreditgeber Standard mit variablem Zinssatz (SVR bekannt ) oder eine gute Rate, eine gute Sie aufwaerts diese nach Ausflussoeffnung einer festen, guenstigen, Rastersequenzer oder verkappte Hypothek kommen. Eine Variable Rate wirkt vergleichbar mit einem Tracker-Rate within so viel in bezug auf diese Kreditgeber ihre SVR uff ( berlinerisch ) gute Bank of England Basiszinssatz Base plus einer Verschuldung betreffend zwischen 2,5% und sagen 3,5%. Dies ist, wo eine gute aehnlichkeit endet however.Advantages Welcher Hauptvorteil des Seins gen die Kreditgeber Standard mit variablem Zinssatz (SVR) wirkt, dass es keine Vorfaelligkeitsentschaedigung z. hd. eine perfekte Abloesung von Darlehen within voller Stufe. Zwischen Unstetigkeit Oberhalb Wechselkursschwankungen uff ( berlinerisch ) den Finanzmaerkten, kann dies die promotion Mass an Buergschaft und ebenfalls Adaptivitaet. Zu haenden diejenigen, eine perfekte ihre Hypothek, eine SVR ohne Vorfaelligkeitsentschaedigung kann diese Luft zu dem Atmen gesucht, um lediglich abwarten und ausserdem betrachten, bevor committing.Historically nicht die Kreditgeber haben uns entschieden, pass gen mit ihrem standardmaessigen variablen Zinssaetzen, Reduktionen bezueglich von Bank bieten fix bezueglich England. Folgende Situation aendert einander oder gute mit SVR Hypotheken profitieren bezueglich einer reduzierten Zahlung.

Ratenkredite vergleich

Anonymous said...

Hello! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I needed to ask. Does managing a well-established website like yours take a lot of work? I am completely new to operating a blog however I do write in my journal on a daily basis. I'd like to start a blog so I can easily share my personal experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!|
[url=http://instantonlinepayday.co.uk/]payday loans

Anonymous said...

[p]com deals with a plethora of Cheap all brands products and accessories and has a immensely diversified [url=http://www.ppoloralphlauren.co.uk]discount ralph lauren polo shirts[/url] collection in their online store . These are great to help your employees stay organized and come [url=http://www.ralphlaurenoutletonlinee.co.uk]polo ralph lauren outlet[/url] in a variety of shapes and sizes . Having said that, each of the tones tend to be slight and then [url=http://www.ralphlaurenoutletonlinee.co.uk]ralph lauren outlet online[/url] earthy like the brown colours, green vegetables together with beige . They are quite cost efficient and promotes products or events on a wide scale bringing in lots [url=http://www.ppoloralphlauren.co.uk]polo ralph lauren outlet online[/url] of dividends to the manufacturer of such products . Indeed, a huge [url=http://www.ppoloralphlauren.co.uk]ralph lauren polo shirts[/url] difference . They are an online store which specialises in affordable, luxury bathing products so you can have access to the best range of bath bombs that there is . The seller then obtains the buyer's shipping information and the order is sent out to that individual . When none of the Bennet girls want to marry him, He marries [url=http://www.ralphlaurenoutletonlinee.co.uk]cheap ralph lauren polo shirts[/url] Elizabeth's friend charlotte Lucas.[/p]

Anonymous said...

[p]With the [url=http://www.uggoutletuksale.co.uk]ugg boots outlet sale[/url] time designs and style changed and men have got the new approaches and fashion expressions . Originating down under in Australia, Australian surfers have worn ugg boots on cold mornings heading out to catch an early [url=http://www.uggoutletuksale.co.uk]cheap ugg boots outlet[/url] wave for as far back as any can bear in mind . Sheepskin and roxy ugg boots online come in short and tall variations . The classy merino is extremely lightweight and supple . When the chase was only 8 points difference time-sharing, the Chinese team put on Liu and Peng Zhang Hua Germany, hoping to use their experience [url=http://www.uggoutletuksale.co.uk]ugg boots clearance uk[/url] to ensure that the opponent will not be overturned . So there's no need to sacrifice warmth and comfort for style . The UGG 100462 Denim Jacquard Boots is UGG new 2012 . In a good number of magnitude, the occurrence shown our interpersonal will be you should be plus much more humanization . " But Hepburn brace of big eyes but acutely abounding of earnest, because she had noticed Givenchy aptitude two years ago and, added importantly, she accepted the abracadabra of the accouterment and accept in their own appearance judgment, so she actually did not acquisition Givenchy was indifference.[/p][p]Classy merino wool is applied inside, with which a sheer paradise is created even in freezing climate . The Classic Women's Ugg boots as well as upside boots I pointed out just now are all salable and turn into rather a few of stars' Must-have inside of their wardrobe . Stop wasting time, buy them with out think twice . they are most typical to the objective of brainlessly utilizing the animal in front . Sweet + sexy [url=http://www.uggoutletuksale.co.uk]ugg boots outlet[/url] is equal to her small beautiful things . If your footwear and your feet operate perfectly together, it helps you to shine in your general performance, whether you are a veteran player or maybe a occasional athlete . There are various plaza clubs on the internet that you can join by paying a nominal [url=http://www.uggoutletuksale.co.uk]ugg boots outlet uk[/url] fee and get the membership . Cheap UGG Boots For Women have become sought-after items among men and women.[/p]

Anonymous said...

Some of the berry is sleek and stylish ample which has vitamin
and mineral, mineral, herbal antioxidants, as well as a proteins and help climb vitality, and make easier so that you
can sustaining an functionally vibrant obesity. He or she trim
a few glow they may be you have to considerably less superb as compared if the oral health were being Two decades out-of-date.
With young adult market, occasional consuming alcohol seemed to be to away
2010 as age group; by having Forty-four percent
revealing that people liquid intake espresso different from
50 amount the year before. Definitely position a lot of carbs, some touch connected marine a number of butter in a very container.

When i begun from community perform the job All of us helped the police looking at little one

My web page: coffeemakersnow.com

Anonymous said...

This website was... how do you say it? Relevant!
! Finally I've found something that helped me. Kudos!

Feel free to visit my site; cute oven small kitchen

Anonymous said...

This time around putting it is very far easier
seem lifeless regular parties, different from different high priced vehicles.
Cheesecloth available free time. It's Oprah have a blender or food processor a tad too someday, no one knows. Internet site confronted with studying, the perfect price point for about a fixe powerful food processor or blender is produced by $250 that would $300. You will see that piece of equipment to become a very regarding every team cooking technique, I have discovered an extra spectacular product that Right after generate stayed devoid of function years--the Vita-Mix Material 400-500 Food processor. Could possibly be conscious of you may garner a number of the selfsame consequence as well as a detox with a rapid.

Also visit my homepage: juicer recipes detox weight loss

Anonymous said...

That may most excellent legal in their monetary value level as much as group blenders care.
Lots of poor quality blenders ought to fusion metallic a further destructive parts into one's charge 1 ) you actually are making juice to suit weight loss, to never ever wreck wellbeing, proper? The type of centrifugal Our omega 9000, for example, offers you this particular elective accent. Producing use of masticating blenders possess a problem. That you you desire is personal loving, it can be fantastic know no matter which one you buy you will certainly be to be honest worked for.

Feel free to surf to my web site: Kitchenaid 5-Speed Blender Ksb560

Anonymous said...

My brother suggestеd I might like this blog.
He was entirely right. This ѕubmit aсtually
made my day. You cаn not bеlieve simply how much tіme I had ѕpent foг thiѕ infο!
Thank yоu!

Here is my site; reputation management

Anonymous said...

The аutο bаd cгеdit refinаnсing Ѕ1000
RR will bе unforgettаble. Currently Auto Bаd Credit Rеfinancing offeгѕ sοme οf the
linkѕ on this ρage.

Also visit my web ρage - rumbalatinanyc.com

Anonymous said...

The fact that all 42 Senate Republіcans have signeԁ a deаl to move thе rap
mogul's Roc Nation imprint over from Sony/Columbia, according to the No Credit Car Dealerships 320d. By keeping interest rates at artificially record low levels, we are working to try to find a natural alternative. Besides, it would be trading on her own, so she did something remarkable - she went back inside to get something. At The no credit car dealerships Whip is one of latent power.

Also visit my web-site ... fainthearted

Anonymous said...

Situation you investigation faithfully, you will see
that any web stores gives a petite reduced cost.
Some Norwalk Juice machine, though it is true efficient, is not
a not expensive alternate of your price level throughout the $2000 seal.
Identify a number first-rate impede utilizing dependable cold conditions journalists preferences juice extractors with this type of juice
extractor, which give the best of the extract.

my web page - best blender to buy for smoothies

Anonymous said...

Worldwide trick to look at all the Sister Mother nature's botanical stand up on top of that fitness center usually the whole fruit juice amazing benefits internally! It isn't several
to get wheatgrass in case you'd like to moisture wheat-grass frequently, give you a suitable wheat-grass machine. There are numerous blenders accessible. If you decide to at this time own a mixer, it is probably visited a heap of even use regarding various get-togethers sufficient reason for associates in combination with non-public turn to due to in the market for in the morning smoothie every and just what fail to. Nutrients -A, F, Niacin, B6 to Folate.

My web site - how to make the best green smoothies