Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What's Cooking?

I am slowly but surely recovering from the chaos of Sam's birth following so closely upon Bethany's birth which followed closely on Mercys... you get the picture. Anyway-

Now that I have more energy, here's what I am making tonight in order to have this in the morning... I found it here.

Lazy Granola (the name speaks to me!)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup honey (Carri's Note: I substituted apple sauce for honey... it's cheaper.)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 7 cups oats (I use old fashioned, NOT quick cooking) (Carri's Note: I added more oats so it is less sweet. )
  1. Mix brown sugar, oil, and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. Pour over oats in a large bowl. Stir until well coated.
  4. Spread oats in a 9×13 pan. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. (Since I added the extra oats I will cook for about 15. Last time they were chewier than Eric liked.)
  5. Take out and stir.
  6. Return pan to oven. Turn oven off.
  7. Go to bed. ;-) Wake up to a delicious, cinnamon-y sent wafting through your kitchen!
I doubled the recipe and in the morning the kids can have chocolate kefir shakes and homemade granola for breakfast. Yummy! The leftovers should fit perfectly in a gallon jar on my counter.


  1. mmm, i have to try this since i've been eating granola with yogurt every morning. :)

  2. Yum! What time do I need to be there?

  3. Christy- seriously?! I'd love to have breakfast and coffee with you. How are you feeling these days? If you are serious, be here at 9. That'll give me time to be up... Josiah's been taking Beth and Sam when they get up at 6 so I can sleep since they are getting me up between 10 and 15 times a night. YIKES!!! I am one tired Mama!