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Yummy Crunchy Healthy Granola

My friend Caroline left a batch of this granola on my doorstep in a pretty glass jar with her own cute label. The kids and I nibbled on it morning, noon and night and emptied the jar in three days. So I needed her recipe to replenish the jar.  here it is.  Feel  free to experiment. Add shredded coconut, dried cranberries … live it up.

Yummy Crunchy Healthy Granola

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1-1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, or cashews)
  • 1 tbsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp organic fresh ground nutmeg or
  • 2 tsp organic Apple Pie spice (in place of the cinnamon and nutmeg)
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup raisins or cranberries

Instructions

  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together except the coconut and raisins, then add the oil and honey.
  4. Spread the mixture on two baking sheets (I use a little cooking spray so it doesn't stick).
  5. Bake for 30 minutes but check every 10 minutes and stir it up a little. Add the coconut for the last 10 minutes of baking.
  6. After you take it out of the oven, add the raisins
  7. If you like it a little darker, add an extra five minutes but not much more—it burns easily. It's soft when you take it out but gets crunchy as it cools. If you like chucks don't touch or stir until it's completely cooled, then use a spatula to scrape up. Store in an air tight container.

Spiced Toasted Walnuts

These spicy/sweet treats are handy to have around for snacking, throwing in a salad, or sprinkling around a warm melted wedge of brie cheese.

Spiced Toasted Walnuts

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground paprika
  • 1/8 tsp organic ground cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt to taste

Alternative spices

  • 1 tsp organic Coriander·Cumin Rub or
  • 1 tsp organic Apple Pie Spice or
  • 1 tsp organic Sweet Potato Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Toss walnuts with maple syrup and spices until evenly coated.
  3. Spread nut mixture on a sheet pan and bake for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Let cool to room temperature.

Spiced Cranberry Rum Sauce

  1. Spiced Cranberry Rum Sauce

    This is my favorite side dish for turkey. It stores well, so I make it the night before. I always save some to put on turkey sandwiches the day after. (It also is a great sauce for ice cream.)
    Course Sauce, Side
    Cuisine American

    Ingredients

    • 1 12- oz bag of fresh cranberries
    • 1 orange diced
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons organic apple pie spice or
    • organic ginger spice blend or
    • organic ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 cup rum or bourbon

    Instructions

    1. Combine cranberries, sugar, orange, and spice and water.
    2. Bake at 350°F for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Remove from oven, let cool.
    4. Stir in rum.
    5. Can be served warm or cold. I like it cold with turkey and warm on ice cream. The sauce thickens as it cools.

    Recipe Notes

Bourbon Apple Pie

 

Bourbon Apple Pie

Sugar and spice and ... a little bit naughty. But oh sooo fun. No bourbon in the house, but I do have a fifth of Jack Daniels in the cupboard (next to the oven cleaner) for when my mother comes to visit. Last night I sauteed apples with some sugar and spices, poured in some Jack and popped it in a pie crust and it was awesome. This pie is more on the savory than sweet side, so a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream balances the flavors nicely.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 6-8 apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons organic apple pie spice
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 egg yolk for brushing on lattice crust, stirred

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large pan.
  3. Add sugar, salt, apple pie spice and stir till blended
  4. Add apples and cook for 5-10 minutes
  5. Add bourbon and cook for 10 more minutes until liquid is reduced and thickened.
  6. Squeeze lemon into mixture. Let cool
  7. Add filling to pie shell. Then cut excess dough into strips and criss-cross for lattice top.
  8. Brush lattice top with egg yolk.
  9. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until top crust is golden brown.
  10. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
  11. Nutritional Information/Serving

Recipe Notes

8 servings Calories 655, fat grams 35, carbohydrates 63 grams, fiber 5 grams, protein 6 grams