Thursday, September 29, 2011

What You Should Be Watching, Listening To, & Eating


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Or maybe a little of this?


This granola has chewy, sweet dried apricot pieces, almonds, and a little autumn spice... just what you need to upgrade your breakfast (or morning snack... or afternoon snack...). 

Apricot-Almond Granola

2 cups old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup sliced, blanched almonds
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
6 tablespoons canola oil

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and combine well. Pour the canola oil over the oats mixture and mix thoroughly.

Spread the mixture over a baking sheet evenly. Stirring every ten minutes, bake for thirty minutes, until the oats are fragrant and mostly dry. Let the granola cool on the sheet for ten minutes, then use a spatula to scoop up the granola.

Store in an airtight container. Makes about 3 1/2 cups of granola.


  1. So gorgeous, so simple. Making this as soon as I return from Paris!

  2. Thanks -- hope you enjoy the recipe and, more importantly, enjoy Paris!!