Friday, June 4, 2010

granola me crazy

She's got the urge.....no, not for herbal, but for baking.  My mom is not quite used to my nocturnal spontaneity when I am at home.  However, driving out to the store at 10pm for an ingredient (peanut butter) is definitely not out of the ordinary for me.  So off to our local Busch's I went, yes, in my PJs because I have no shame.  $1.85 later, a jar of creamy, Spartan brand peanut butter had been purchased.  Because I am cheap.  And a poor college student.
 
I've made this granola before, but I like to think of granola as a spontaneous extravaganza....throw in what you have in your cupboards, and call it a day.  Or night.  This batch had raisins and chocolate chips in it.  Yum.  I was slightly concerned that the chocolate chips would burn, but they did not.  Behold: chocolaty granola greatness.

Basically with granola, you have a Wet Team and a Dry Team.  Wet Team consists of sweet things like honey, peanut butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.  Dry Team?  Oatmeal, chocolate chips, and raisins.  Once Wet Team has boiled a bit, you pour 'em into Dry Team, mix 'em up, and then toss it all on a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Toss it for a few turns while in the oven (about 20 or so minutes), and VOILA! GRANOLA DELICIOUSNESS.

 
'Scuse me, granola...are you ready for you close-up?

Time for some serious nom-age.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh my. i'm drooling. this looks so delicious. :)

Patti said...

Why thank you!! And it was delicious....yum.