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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Granola - something new for the girls

While I was preparing lunch yesterday, MSLS were playing masak masak. MS took this to the kitchen and wanted to give it to me. It is a cake according to her. They had been "taking" my baking tools to play with, and when we saw these ( including baking tray, rolling pin, baking pan and some other kitchen utensils and gadgets ) from Ikea, thought it would be a good idea to let them have their own set.

Prepared granola in the afternoon for today's breakfast. Old fashioned oat cooked with bananas, raisin or other fruits had been one of the must have during our daily breakfast. Instead of boiled the old fashioned oat, we made it into granola. We made this before back in our hometown. Had almost forgotten about this. Granola add in with fresh milk, the girls have not tried before. I told them this is cornflakes. They are so impressed and like it, haha!

MSLS's wanted to take some as their afternoon snack when I tried to take the photo.

  • 2 cups of  old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1-ounce unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • raisin
(1) Butter a 9 by 9-inch baking pab and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
(2) Spread the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds onto a baking pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

(3) In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.

(4) Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F.

(5) Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the dried fruit, and stir to combine.

(6) Place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.

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