Mostly Oats Granola

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: December 29, 2012
Yield: 11 cups (2.7 L)
Time needed: 30 minutes

Now this is my kind of granola.  I love the emphasis on the rolled oats and the suggestion of adding dried cranberries.  Actually, I tried dried saskatoons.  They are very good, too.

 

Mostly Oats Granola

Mostly Oats Granola

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Rice Cream and Sesame Cereal

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 3, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 15 minutes

Prior preparation needed:
Roast ¾ cup brown rice in a dry skillet, stirring until browned (3-5 minutes). Grind in a blender or food processor until fine.  Roast again 1-2 minutes in a dry skillet.  Store cooled powder in a tightly covered container.

This is another smooth cream-style porridge.  Be careful how long you leave it simmering.  It thickens very quickly.  As with most cereals of this type, I find it best to mix the powder with cold liquid first and add it to the simmering milk as a paste.  This prevents lumping.

Rice Cream and Sesame Cereal garnished with fresh strawberries

Rice Cream and Sesame Cereal garnished with fresh strawberries

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Hot Spice Apple Oatmeal

Source: May All Be Fed:Diet for a New World
Date tried: November 9, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 10-15 minutes

You may have guessed by now that I love hot oatmeal, as long as it is made with old-fashioned rolled oats. It’s a great way to start the day. You can have it plain or fancy according to taste, mood, and what’s on hand. This vegan version calls for dried apple slices and apple juice as part of the liquid.

Hot Apple Spice Oatmeal

Hot Apple Spice Oatmeal

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Easy Crunchy Granola

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 10, 2012
Yield: 12 cups
Time needed: approximately 30 minutes

This lives up to its name. A nice granola and easy to make. I like the generous amount of coconut in this one. The only drawback with granola is that it needs frequent attention to prevent burning. So choose a time to make it where you will not be interrupted by other chores.

Easy Crunchy Granola

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