sobota, 18 czerwca 2011

How to be a good girl

Breakfast is the only meal I have never dared to skip in my entire life. Good girl? Well, I've always been! But seriously, following the healthy path isn't really much of a struggle if you can stick to just one simple rule: plan your morning feast in advance, and make sure it consists of ingredients that will have you wiggling with excitement the night before! My personal favourites? Just about anything, as long as I get an illusion of having a fancy dessert and this super-crunchy Granola never fails to look and taste like one...

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Home-made Granola Recipe:
3 cups oats
1/2 cup white wheat flour
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup or more coarsely chopped almonds
1 cup brown sugar

100g butter
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, coconut and almonds. Set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, butter, and water and heat until the butter has melted and the mixture is bubbly. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture together until smooth, and then stir in the salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour mixture over the oats mixture and stir well to coat. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Spread mixture on a large baking sheet, separating it into irregular clumps with your fingers,and leaving enough space between them for the hot air to circulate. Slide it into the middle of the oven and bake until the top is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir to break up the mixture into medium sized clumps. Return to the oven and bake again for 15 minutes before stirring again. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and completely dry — this might take up to 1 hour. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

41 komentarzy:

  1. YUM! i love homemade granola...so much better than what you can buy at the store.

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  2. I LOVE GRANOLA!

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  3. Looks delicious! I love granola and this makes the perfect breakfast - I'll definitely keep this recipe in mind!

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  4. I'm totally agree with you...breakfast is very important!!!
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  5. WOW! This really looks so so delicious!

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  6. Now Im hungry..lol wow that looks really delish

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  7. That looks sooo good! Wow-thanks for the recipe!

    xx

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  8. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day <3
    I love homemade granola.

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  9. wow. this looks beyond yummy. hope you had an amazing weekend. Stop by to see pictures from my weekend in Laguna Beach. xoxo

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  10. looks so tasty I wan't some now! must try out the recipe.

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  11. Gosh, I'm starving now and I really want some cereal!! X

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  12. this would make me want to eat breakfast! i always skip too. i'll have to try this recipe!

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  13. This looks delicious- one of my favorite breakfasts!

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  14. Fantastic!!!!;D

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  15. Yummy! You're right, being healthy isn't hard as long as you're organized.

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  16. Hello! I just found your blog and I decided to follow you, your style is very inspiring! (Although this topic does not talk about clothes, this post I found very interesting) Kisses from Spain:)

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  17. I used to always skip breakfast (I know, so bad!) But I have taken to eating it much more lately. I can't eat right when I wake up though.
    This recipe for granola looks so delicious. I'll have to try it with some gluten free oats!

    xx
    Marissa

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  18. Great Breakfast! You have a cute blog! I follow you. xoxo

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  19. this looks so delicious, i think i will try your recipe...
    i am excited how it tastes because it looks very good mhhhmmm :D

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  20. Looks like a great healthy breakfast, on the run I also like the granola bars !

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  21. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! THIS IS A REALLY GOOD IDEA! ;-)

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  22. Nice pics... I' m hungry :D :D

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  23. I never skip breakfast either. How delightful: A recipe for home-made granola. Thank you for sharing! :) Ada

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  24. These pictures make me so hungry!!! Have to try to make it!

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  25. strawberries look awesome... yummie :)

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  26. This looks so good! I'm always looking for new delicious breakfast recipes! Haha I totally agree with what you're saying about the importance of breakfast & even though I've never skipped breakfast either, this makes me even more excited for it! Thanks for this scrumptious post! :D

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  29. Wow that really looks delicious and healthy.

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  30. ooh it looks so yummy!!

    xx
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  31. I love home made granola :)

    is the best idea for breakfast :)

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  32. mmh.. :P Gnam Gnam!
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  33. looks great! i will have to try this :)

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