Friday, December 18, 2009

James's crunchies

Ok, this isn't a very good picture:


Its the holidays, so that means you have to give presents to all your kids' teachers. I really do like to do something homemade, but all the sweets are overwhelming this time of year. Last year I came up with the idea to give granola. It isn't exactly low fat, but it is considered healthy. Plus it is a yummy treat that no one else usually makes. I have posted granola on this blog before, but the following recipe is our version of it:

James’s Crunchies
James loves his crunchies (granola). He helps to make them and eats them sprinkled over yogurt. It keeps forever in the freezer, but it never seems to last all that long. Enjoy!

In a small saucepan, combine:
¼ cup maple syrup
3 TB flavorless oil (canola)
1 TB water
½ tsp cinnamon
- Bring to a boil over low heat

In a large bowl combine:
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
½ cup wheat germ
3 TB brown sugar
Pinch salt
1/3 cup coconut
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Mix well. Drizzle saucepan ingredients over dry ingredients and mix. Pour onto large rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Working a handful at a time, squeeze granola to form clumps. Bake at 275 for 30 minutes. Add 1/3 cup craisens and bake an addition 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Somebody's classes must be over and have all her Christmas shopping done! That was some post!
I love the crunchies!!

Gramma Worthy