Friday, February 26, 2010
What To Do When The Snow Hits Your Bum
When you have snow up to your butt what do you do? After you've made the snow man, taken photos of yourself bundled up like an eskimo, and started looking longingly at the 12 year old scotch in the cabinet? I head straight for the kitchen and make every cozy food I can. In bulk. Then I call the neighbors and tell them come over. But bring some scotch.
Today Manhattan is gorgeous winter wonderland with more snow on the way so I'm making "Darcey’s Low-Fat Granola". Its one of my staple contributions to group gatherings at the cabin and as gifts during the holidays. It makes a nice healthy amount. I enjoy it with some cut up Honey Crisp apple when they are in season and cold almond milk poured over it. That's just ridiculously healthy and low fat. You might like to add some really creamy yogurt on yours!
Darcey's Low-Fat Granola (with a full fat flavor)
4 c oats
¾ c slivered almonds
1/2c raw pumpkin seeds
1 ¼ c angel flake coconut
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
5 Tbl canola oil
4 Tbl real maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbl canola oil
1 ½ Tbl real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of dried fruit
(I like slivered apricots, cranberries, currents & golden raisins)
Pre heat oven to 375. in medium mixing bowl combine first 6 ingredients
In small bowl combine first measurement of oil, syrup & vanilla. Add to oat mixture and toss to combine.
Spread oat mixture on 2 nonstick baking sheets. Bake stirring frequently until browned, 10-12 minutes. Transfer sheet to wire rack to let cool
Transfer oat mixture to medium mixing bowl; add dried fruit and toss to combine. Then mix second measurement of oil, syrup & vanilla. Pour over oat and fruit mixture and toss to combine.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.