While strolling down the streets of NYC on a recent trip, I heard someone use this phrase as a descriptor, "she's so granola," and had to laugh. Being from Oregon, I think everyone in that state is at least a touch granola. So here is my handy granola recipe!
3 cups oats
3 cups chopped nuts (I use almonds and walnuts)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup oil (I use olive oil)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup dried cranberries
Pre-heat oven to 325. Toast oats on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning. In a large bowl mix nuts, cinnamon, and toasted oats. Heat oil and honey in microwave for 30 seconds and add to dry mixture. Mix well and spread on cookie sheet. Toast for another 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Return to bowl and add cranberries, mix well. Enjoy as a cereal, on yogurt, on ice cream, or...
Additions: flax seeds, coconut flakes, other dried fruits
Subs: pecans, mac nuts, raisins