Thursday, November 8, 2012
Sweet Potatoes for breakfast you may ask? There isn't any reason not to eat them, right? We eat them baked, sliced and roasted and boiled. Whole, sliced or mashed we love them. They are healthy and taste great just as they are. When topped with homemade granola and homemade maple syrup, they are wonderful! . Eat them for breakfast, a side or even dessert. These are perfect sliced, mashed or whole. Cut down the middle lengthwise of whole sweet potatoes, push the two sides together, top with granola and drizzle with syrup and/or melted butter/margarine. Boil, drain , mash and top. Any way you make them, top with granola and maple syrup and you have a new fav!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Don't you just love granola? It goes on everything or can be eaten by the fistful by itself. So easy (I'm lovin' all the easy things to make!) and affordable, too! You can add anything in it and it will always be just right. Start with old fashion rolled oats, add nuts, seeds, dried fruit, pretzels. cereal, chocolate, butterscotch or cinnamon chips and there ya go. Ta Da! The makings of your own granola. This make 1 1/2 to 2 cups. You may want to make more. ~smile~ I'm making more tomorrow and will update.
DIY Homemade Granola
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
5 tablespoons homemade maple syrup
1/2 cup broken pretzels, optional, I didn't have nuts so I used them first...very good!
OR, 1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup seeds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cumin
whatever you want to add
Preheat oven to 375
Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and cumin together in bowl.
Add oats, nuts, seeds, and pretzels. Toss gently to cover all with syrup mixture.
Spread and separate on baking sheet.
Cook for 7- 10 minutes, until light brown, stirring every couple of minutes. Watch carefully, it can burn in no time at all.
Cool completely and store in sealed container or plastic bag.