Maple Granola

February 24, 2012 by braytonbb

I love, love, love this recipe and so many of our guests do too. Easy, yummy, but not real good for the waist line, but oh GRANOLAwell. Its always worth it to have a treat once in a while.

5 C Old Fashioned Oats, 1 C walnuts and/or pecans, 1/2 C brown sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1.5 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 C maple syrup, 1 C butter (melted), 1/2 raisins and/craisens.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the oats, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Heat up the butter with maple syrup and blend. Pour over oat mixture and mix well.

Pour onto a well greased cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, but stir every 10 minutes to bake evenly. After 30 minutes, let cool completely. Break into pieces and mix with raisins and/or craisens.

Enjoy as a cereal with berries, as a snack or sprinkled over yogurt. Last about 1 week.





Crunch Berry Pancakes

May 6, 2011 by braytonbb

I love this recipe, because it is so pretty, reminds me of summer and easy to make too. I make my own pancake batter and granola, but you can use store bought and it turns out just as well.

crunchberry-pancakes-2Crunch Berry Panckes – serves 1-2

Pancake Batter to serve 1-2

1 1/2 C Low fat granola

1 1/2 C Raspberries, 1 C Blueberries, and 1/2 c Strawberries

1 tsp. Vegetable Oil

4 tsp. butter

Powdered sugar (optional)

Heat griddle over med heat. Heat with 1 tsp. of oil.

Whisk pancake mix until blended and then stir in 1/2 C granola then half of each of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.

Drop 1 large ladle of batter onto griddle and sprinkle with 1 TB granola on top of each pancake. Cook about 3  minutes on each side.

top each with 1 Tb butter and powdered sugar along with remaining fruit and extra granola if you have.

You can serve any syrup. I use the juice from the berries and blend with maple syrup in a saucepan over low heat with a little butter to make creamy.