This a wonderful addition to your breakfast yogurt and fruit. Or have a bowl with some milk to jump-start your busy day. I also package this in small snack-size zip bags so I can enjoy it as an afternoon snack.
Hope you enjoy and Happy cooking,
5 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup slivered almonds or walnuts pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
pinch of fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup golden raisins or dried fruit
- In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients; mix well. In a saucepan, cook oil, brown sugar, honey, water and vanilla until sugar is dissolved. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon to a greased jelly roll baking sheet. Bake at 275 degrees F for 1 hour or until golden, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Stir in raisins or dried fruit.
I always look forward to the Fall season. There are so many dishes I love to make. It just seems to me of the four seasons, Fall goes by the quickest. I never get to make all the wonderful dinners I have in my repertoire.
This is a couple of recipes I faithfully make. I love the stew because you can put it in the slow cooker and all the work is done for you. The baked apples are a perfect accompaniment. Don’t be fooled by simplicity of these dishes. The flavors meld together nicely and no one will ever know it took you no time at all to create a wonderful dinner.
Enjoy and Happy Cooking~
Chicken Stew Ingredients:
1 1/4 pound of chicken breasts or thighs or a combination, cut into bite sie pieces.
1 dried bay leaf
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 red skin potatoes, quartered
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1/4 cup white wine
1 (18oz) jar chicken gravy
1/2 cup each, frozen corn, green beans, and peas
Place chicken in 3 1/2 to 4 qt. slow cooker. Top with bay leaf, pepper, onion, carrots, and celery. Pour white wine and gravy over vegetables and chicken.
Cover and cook on low setting 8 to 10 hours.
After cooking 8 to 10 hours increase setting to high and gently stir in frozen vegetables. Cook for 15 minutes.
Baked Apples with Granola Ingredients:
2 large crisp apples(fuji,braeburn, gala)
2 Tbsp. raisins
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
4 tsp. butter
4 crunchy granola, crushed
Cut apples in half lengthwise. Using a spoon scoop out core and make a 1 inch indentation in each half. In a microwave pie plate arrange apple halves cut side up. Fill each apple with raisins and brown sugar; dot with butter. Cover with plastic wrap and fold back one edge 1/4 inch to vent steam.
Microwave on high 5 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender. Top each apple with granola.