9.13.2008

it's time for some crunchy granola...

here's the recipe that i'm using for granola-type cereal. it's good! so good that i made more of it for our breakfasts this week. the corn tortillas, on the other hand, did not go so well. i followed the instructions on the package of the masa harina perfectly, but the resulting tortillas were super crumbly with a grainy texture. maybe i didn't flatten them thin enough, but that's because the dough itself was really crumbly too. i tried adding more water but that just made everything worse! anyway, they're sitting in the fridge now, hoping to get eaten. we'll see. the taste is okay but the texture is just ick. maybe i should have tried flour instead!



here's the granola:


1 cup safflower oil
1 cup honey
8 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (jeremy thinks we could go less on this)
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup oat groats (i had never heard of this before, but they taste pretty much like oatmeal)
1/3 cup wheat meal
1/3 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup raisins (i used more like a cup)
1/3 cup slivered almonds



combine everything into a large mixing bowl. taste it, and add more of whatever strikes your fancy. divide in half and spread onto 2 greased cookie sheets (don't forget this step or you will be scraping your pans like me!). bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or so, then check. stir it up and put back to bake for another 3-5 minutes, or till oats are just starting to get a touch of golden color. cool & store in an airtight container.

and just for fun, here's a few pictures of miss lucy trying to get at the granola..."bring on the milk, mom!"


3 comments:

T.J. and Jen said...

Alton Brown on the food network has a tortilla recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/corn-tortillas-recipe/index.html

You might compare that to what you used!

nick_price said...

Where's your fish?

erin said...

nick!!! the fish died. but that's not the fishbowl! i have 2 of them!