Monday, August 3, 2009

Bench Monday

Lois wanted to jump in for Bench Monday this week!
Extra points for live props and chickens - hooray!

Just getting back to all of your kind requests for the granola recipe. Not sure where I came across the recipe, but so far it is the one we like the best. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!


2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. flaked coconut
1/2 c. chopped almonds (I use slivers)
1/2 c. shelled unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 c. honey
1/3 c. cooking oil

I also add a handful of chopped dried fruit. Snipped dried apricots are our favorite.

Combine dry.
Combine oil and honey.
Stir into oat mixture.
Spread onto non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake in 300 degree over for 30-35 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes.
Bake till golden brown.
Remove from oven. Turn granola onto parchment paper (or foil). Press flat. Let cool.
Once cool, break into clumps.

Makes 6 cups. Good at room temperature for 2 weeks.

If you want to try making bars, I press the hot granola
in into mini-loaf pans and let it cool. It will make a
formed bar once cooled, but is still a bit crumbly.

I like to store our granola in a sealed glass container with parchment paper between the bars to keep them from sticking.


Floridagirl said...

Lois is my favorite Bench stander so far!

Chiot's Run said...

MMM, thanks. I'm going to try using clarified butter or coconut oil instead of the veggie oil. I'll probaly also use some dried apples from the market.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I have faithfully saved your recipe...because you made it look so good. !

underthebigbluesky said...

thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.

i know what i'm doing this weekend.

and i'm no chicken expert but how on earth did you get Lois to stand still?

Michelle said...

That picture is great! Oh my cute. Chickens love the camera, don't they?

And thanks for sharing the recipe...sounds delicious!

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

Okay, the chicken feet beat your aunt's for the best Bench Monday - close race, though. I can hardly wait to see how you top this one...

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

This is definitely my favorite Bench Monday yet! Love it! -Jackie

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

Love the chicken legs...great shot and how fun that he participated for bench monday!
I think I'll be making granola this looks delish!

dmoms said...

yes, I am adding that to my recipe book right now!

store bought granola is just not the same.

June said...

Oh, I do love me some chicken feet!

And Fern was just saying she was in the mood to make granola. Off we go... THANK YOU!

gardenmama said...

lol I think that is the best bench monday photo ever!!!!
ooo and a granola recipe too, thanks! ; )

deb said...

Lois rules the roost... no wait, I mean the bench!

Thanks for sharing your granola recipe. I can't wait to try it out!

Kelly said...

Thnaks for posting that recipe, I will have to try it! (love the chicken feet)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Oh, my, that sounds good, and I can make it gluten free. I'll just GF oats.~~Dee

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

Ahh, so cute.. the chicken on the bench, and love your moms window in the last post!
We make a lot of granola here, love that there is honey in it. I pulled a frame from the hives today! It is dripping away in the kitchen as I write. Thought you would like to know.

Random Things and Our Family Life said...

Oh My Stars! Look at her little chicken legs.. So cute!! Hi Lois!!! Yummy Granola Recipe...gonna try it!

Nancy said...

Lois is one hip chick! Love that photo. The granola sounds delish; wish I could interest somebody else in my house in it....if so, I'd make it today.

Nina (n.c.p.) said...

thanks for sharing! that picture of granola was how i found your stream on flickr :).

it looks so amazingly yummy. definitely going to try this!

Flo said...

Thank you! I can't wait to try this!!

kimberly said...

Yum!!! Thanks for the good eats and Lois's pretty legs.