A certain somebody is gonna need a wedding present! And FINALLY I'm going to be putting all these recipes together into a book for her. I remember when I started this idea a long while back and thought how neat it would be to not only gather a collection of recipes that the family loved to pass on to my children as they got homes of their own. But a collection that included photos them growing up, making said recipes and enjoying the food they made! and now I cannot believe that that time is now upon me! (Insert sudden realization that I AM GETTING OLD and expletives here!) Time to make my first recipe book for the first to get married!
But there are several recipes yet to get into the book. So I'd better get to working on our Crazy 9 favorites. Here's another favorite, which is really just our plain ol' sticky granola recipe but with less goo on it.
That's surely a technical epicurean term.
If it's not it should be.
Put on your best Julia Childs voice now. And then you pour the goo on the oat mixture and blend.
The thing about this recipe is that the progeny are totally oblivious about what I actually put into it.
You know, the stuff that they probably would turn their noses up at it they knew.
If you're progeny and you're reading this you did not see that!
I am sure to put their favorites in too. Patch doesn't like raisins so you'll notice I substitute Crasins and chopped up dried apricots since they were on sale this week. Boo likes lots of nuts, so I added coarsely chopped almonds, also on sale that week. Sunflower seeds were on sale too, so in they went. You're probably seeing a trend here. Ya, whatever is on sale tends to get thrown in. That's one of the fabulous things about this recipe! It's so adaptable and I really can't go wrong!
Notice Tess doesn't like to cook as much as Jude and Mimi. Ninjas can be like that.
Livy comes to help with the cooking the goo part. Ya, I know I'm the luckiest mom in the world. It's true.
Then we spread it out on a cookie sheet and bake it a bit till it gets golden.
It's great as breakfast cereal, and I also hrow it in a small snack bag for on-the-run snacks like the sticky granola too.