March 23, 2011

granola parfait.

With all of the sunshiney mornings we've been having lately, I can't help but think of all the lovely fruit that's on its way this summer... and that made me think of yogurt parfaits, which made me think of homemade granola, which I haven't made in  As soon as I woke up this morning, I knew I had to make this yummy munchy stuff for breakfast.

Super-easy recipe:


1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup water
4 t. pure vanilla extract {i actually used almond extract today}
1 t. salt
8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups chopped walnuts {optional; I opted out of these today}

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Combine brown sugar and water in microwavable bowl, and microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and stir; add vanilla and salt. Add oats and nuts to the mixture, and stir thoroughly, until all oats/nuts are covered. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake 45-60 minutes until golden and crunchy. Let cool before putting in an airtight container.


So I made Liv and I yogurt parfaits for breakfast--hers sans granola as the girl only has two teeth--and we "yummed" together and enjoyed the morning.

Livigirl loves fruit now, particularly green grapes. I love watching her light up when you get some of her favorite foods out {yogurt, graham crackers, milk, green beans, string cheese}, maybe because I'm easily exciteable when it comes to favorites too--something R always teases me about. ;) I'm glad she liked the fruit with the yogurt; I promised her we'd make more soon. And as soon as those teeth come in, I'll add some granola.


leanne said...

Love those cute little teeth!! Yeah for granola. It's funny, I've been thinking about making some of that:)

Phil and Danielle said...

Yummy! This looks great. I think I'll give this a try tomorrow. Thank you for sharing. :)