Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas granola

ok-so its really not "Christmas granola" per se. i just took the basic granola recipe i make every few weeks and threw in some dried cranberries and m&m's(green and red, of course)to add some holiday flair. 4 cups rolled oats 2 cups rice krispies 2 tsps cinnamon 1/2 cup honey 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup butter 1/2-3/4 12 oz bag of m&m's 1/2 6oz bag of dried cranberries nuts mix oats, cereal, and cinnamon together. heat honey, brown sugar and butter. stir until melted. pour over the oat mixture. spread on rimmed cookie sheet. bake at 250 for 10 minutes. stir, bake for another 10, stir and bake for a final 10 minutes. cool, the add candy, fruit, and nuts. stir. i added the better part of the bag of m&m's because i wanted the green and red to show through the cute glass jars i was giving it in. the cranberries add a little tart to balance the sweetness of this recipe combined with the m&m's(which i dont normally add to my every day granola) i left of the nuts.i dont care for them, but if you are a nutty type person, i would recommend slivered almonds or pecans. its a really good granola recipe on its own. i have it with yogurt in the summer and heat it with milk in the winter. makes a very yummy warm breakfast.

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