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Good Morning Cereal and Tea

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What a beautiful day.

Did you know you can eat granola as cereal? My daughter eats it every morning over yogurt. My son eats it anyway he can get it. I like it with milk. You can add cold or warm milk to a bowl full of delicious granola of your choice. Just heat up a little milk in a sauce pan and you’re good to go. 

On this beautifully cool morning, I sit with the doors and my Bible open enjoying the weather. I’m also enjoying a warn bowl of granola and a hot cup of healthy honey tea. 

Have a great day!

Simply Delicious Granola

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4 Cups Rolled Oats

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Honey

1/2 Cup Butter

1 tsp Vanilla

1 Cup chopped nuts of choice (here we used walnuts)

1 Cup dried, chopped fruit of choice (here we used raisins)

Directions: Preheat oven to 250*. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine oats and cinnamon and set aside. Melt butter and honey in a sauce pan. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour liquid over oat mixture and stir to coat well.

Spread evenly on a cookie and bake for 1 hour. Stir at 15 mins and 30 mins. Add fruit and nuts at 45 mins. Turn oven off at 1 hour and let it cool in the oven for 15 mins. Remove from oven and completely cool before putting in an airtight container.

Oats and Groats

The recipe calls for “quick oats”… and while we’re at it, what are groats?

Here are the basics about oats from smallest to largest.

Instant oats are…instant. Precooked and usually contain sugar and flavoring. Just add hot water!

Quick oats are cut smaller then rolled oats and are usually used for cooking.

Rolled oats have been steamed and rolled.
CWOatsThese are the most common for baking and for granola.

Steel cut oats have been cut down by a steel blade.

An oat groat is the whole oat kernel with the hull removed.

Oat forms can easily be adapted to use in your recipes. You can make instant oat meal by combining a 1:1 ratio of quick oats and powdered oats. Put rolled oats in the food processor for a few seconds to make quick oats. Process them a little longer to make oat powder. Soaking is a good idea to remove any impurities. More on that later.

Fall is in the Air

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Yesterday we went out and bought a baby pumpkin so we could start making pumpkin recipes. Because, well, that is what we do in the fall. Everything pumpkin and apple, and warm and cozy.

Some of the recipes we already enjoy with pumpkin include Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin French Toast, Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake and Pumpkin Cookies.

This year we would love to add to the recipes we already enjoy with pumpkins and apples by adding Caramel-Apple Walnut Cheesecake, Pumpkin Spice Cake, Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Granola, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Swirl Brownies and Pumpkin Pie Pudding…Pumpkin Ice Cream (we are in Florida after all).

All recipes coming soon! Yum!

Our friend Kristin at Live Simply has just posted a super easy Pumpkin Puree recipe up on her website. Check it out.

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CW

Coconut-Almond Granola

We love snacking on granola in yogurt or with milk, and we really love the way the house smells when it’s in the oven. Enjoy!

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4 Cups Rolled Oats

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup Honey

1 tsp Vanilla

1 Cup chopped Almonds

Directions: Preheat oven to 250*. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine oats, cinnamon and 1/2 cup coconut. Melt coconut oil and honey in a sauce pan. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour liquid over oat mixture and stir to coat well.

Spread evenly on a cookie and bake for 1 hour. Stir at 15 mins and 30 mins. Add remaining coconut and almonds at 45 mins. Turn oven off at 1 hour and let it cool in the oven for 15 mins. Remove from oven and completely cool before putting in an airtight container.