Granola ~ Sweet Tooth

As much as I love every breakfast food ever created, I am not one to make my own breakfast every morning. So lately I've been trying to make one thing every week or so that I can grab every morning as I head up to the office.

I made apple muffins for a few weeks and then I finally got my hands on my friends granola recipe. And it's oh-so-yummy.

Granola

1 stick butter

1/2 cup honey

4 cups rolled (old fashioned) oats

3 toppings - 1/2 cup each (almonds, assorted nuts, unsweetened coconut, raisins, dried cranberries or other fruit. If you want to use chocolate chips, I'd mix them in at the very end.)

Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, a little brown sugar, etc)

Preheat oven to 400. Combine dry ingredients and make a well in the middle. Melt butter and honey on the stove. Mix in spices and let it reach a quick boil. Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix to coat.

Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes. (I stop to stir the granola around on the sheet after 8 minutes, then after 4, and then bake for a final 3 minutes.) Remove from oven and allow to cool before breaking up to store.

It's a really flexible recipe, so you can put in all your favorites or make it a little differently every time.

I think the longest we have kept any so far is a week and a half in an airtight container. But I doubt it will last long enough to get stale.

I eat it with yogurt and sometimes with a spoonful of nutella. I also want to try it as a crumb topping to some baked apples.