Peanut Granola

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried:October 11, 2017
Yield: 5 quarts 32 1-oz servings
Time needed:45 minutes

I am still enjoying this granola, though not always with strawberries.

Peanut Granola with Fresh Strawberries

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Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with Eggs)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: July 9, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 to 40 minutes, depending on choice of grain

Although this is listed in the Breakfast section of The Recipe of Love, it is also suitable as a side dish with any meal.

I have altered the instructions in two ways. First I reconciled the instructions with the list of ingredients. Although the list of ingredients calls for only ½ cup of spiced butter, the instructions called for 2 full cups.

Also, in my experience cracked wheat ordinarily takes only 15-20 minutes to absorb the water over a simmer heat. I am sure if I left the saucepan on a boil for 35-45 minutes as the original printed instructions dictate, I would be setting off smoke alarms big time as the wheat burned black in a dried-out pot.  Also a covered pot and a lower heat saves energy and keeps the kitchen cooler. So I have revised those instructions to match my actual practice.

Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with eggs)

Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with Eggs)
2 cups cracked wheat or barley
4 cups water
½ cup spiced butter
2-3 eggs
1 Tbsp. red onion, chopped
Sea salt to taste

Bring water to boil.
Add the cracked wheat or barley to the water.
Reduce heat to simmer, cover and let cook until water is absorbed and grain is tender (about 20 minutes for cracked wheat, 40 minutes for barley.)
Heat ¼ cup of the spiced butter in a skillet and sauté onions in it for about 2 minutes.
Beat eggs and add to onions.
Add egg/onion mixture to cooked cracked wheat.  Mix in well
Add remaining ¼ cup of spiced butter and salt to taste.

Nutty Sunny Granola

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Made: November 20, 2013
Yield: 6 cups
Time to make: 45 minutes.

This is one of the best methods I have found for preparing granola.  I like that the syrup is not added until the cooking is completed. It was much easier to cook and much easier to mix.
And this is also a really great tasting granola.

Nutty Sunny Granola

Nutty Sunny Granola
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup wheat or oat bran
½ cup wheat germ
1 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raisins
½ cup coarsely chopped pitted dates
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ cup pure maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 275oF.
In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, bran, wheat germ, walnuts and sunflower seeds.
Stir together and spread evenly on a baking pan.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Stir the mixture and again spread it out evenly.
Bake for another 15 minutes.

Remove mix from oven and transfer back to the large bowl.
Immediately add the raisins, dates and cinnamon.
Mix thoroughly.
Slowly pour in the maple syrup.
Stir to distribute the syrup evenly.
Let cool and store in an airtight container.

Will keep for 2-3 weeks.

Chunky Granola

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried:June 28, 2017
Yield: 2 1/2 quarts
Time needed: 20-25 minutes

This is one of my best granola recipes, enthusiastically endorsed by my 3-year old grandson. Even better, a slight modification will give you “‘nola bars”.

Chunky Granola

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Banana Oats

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: December 12, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 15 minutes

This recipe is subtitled “A Perfect Baby Cereal” and that is a pretty good description. The contributor tells us it was her baby’s first cereal and is still his favorite four years later. She just doesn’t grind the oats as finely.

Cooking the oats in milk instead of water means no milk has to be added at the table. So the cereal is “thick enough to stay on an upside-down spoon” as baby learns to feed herself. The banana also supplies all the sweetening needed. So no starting baby on a sugar addiction.

And grown-ups can enjoy the cereal as well. It tastes good. For adults and older children, just don’t grind the oats as finely—or even at all.

Banana Oats

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A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

Source: : Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: October 2, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 15-20 minutes

This is one of my favorite breakfast porridges and I don’t wait for a cold morning to make it. I prefer the cracked wheat to the whole wheat flour, but the flour is good if you prefer a very creamy texture. For an interesting taste variation, use buckwheat flour instead of whole wheat flour. Delicious!

A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

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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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