Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Greetings with Gluten Free Granola

 

I’ve been a bad blogger! I’m sorry that I’ve been gone for…an entire week! Geez. Where did I go? Well, I worked. I worked non-stop. My meals were…planned. Not at all boring, but all recipes that I have shared with you before. So to hopefully bring me back into your blogging good graces, I cooked up a new recipe for you: Gluten Free Mixed Berry Granola with Seeds

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I followed Giada’s recipe found here , but with a few changes. I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats, and I used mixed berry (cherry, cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry) dried fruit. But other than that, I found Giada’s recipe to be perfect!

You start with toasting the seeds:

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And then add the toasted seeds to the oats and slivered almonds.

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Then you add the mixture of maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cranberry juice to the dry mixture:

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(You can see our kitchen cabinets in the bowl!!)

Now it’s ready for the oven!

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You cook the granola for 20 minutes before adding the dried fruit. Once you add the dried fruit, you cook it for an additional 10 minutes.

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Holy Yum! ;)

It’s chewy, sweet, tart, and crunchy. Love it! I can’t wait to try it in milk! (and of course on top of oats!)

Okay, we’re back to regularly scheduled blogging now. I missed you guys! Coming up this week I have a few product reviews, a recipe that helps celebrate National Pomegranate Month, AND a fun date night with bloggers!

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Do any of you guys have experience with shipping cookies and sweet treats? I have some very special gluten free aunties that I want to send some cookies to, but I don’t know the best to wrap the items and ship. Any advice would be GREAT! :)

5 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Hang in there with the busyness!!


Shipping baked goods = wrap tightly in parchment paper and seal with extra tape and saran wrap.

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Hey Marlow (what a beautiful name),

I can't wait to meet you tomorrow!!!

CinnamonQuill said...

This granola looks really exceptional! And I've been looking for a new granola recipe...yesss!

And, good question about shipping baked goods; I've been wondering that myself! I've never sent anyone homemade food, but I'm hoping to this Christmas. :)

Betsy said...

Talk about bad blogger, I barely can crank out a post these days. But I love reading yours, so it's all good, right?

My step-grandma would always send us baked goods from Arkansas and she would put the cookies in tins with popcorn. It's kinda like packing popcorn for the cookies! It usually did the trick and only one or two broken cookies in the bunch.

Now I gotta make that granola!

liss210 said...

I. Must. Make. This. ASAP.