Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Granola http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:46:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Alicia http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-53056 Alicia Wed, 08 Sep 2010 15:23:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-53056 I bookmarked this and then pulled it out today to make. DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing the recipe. This will definitely be a regular in our house!

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-52161 Michelle Wed, 01 Sep 2010 21:39:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-52161 Using my Nutty Guys Groupon to buy the ingredients. Can’t wait!

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By: Kidlet http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-51314 Kidlet Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:58:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-51314 I’ll skip the walnuts and pecans, maybe replace them with cashews but otherwise this sounds fantastic. Given its supposed to rain this weekend I think I’ll have to whip up a batch!

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By: Alisa: a pina colada http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-50602 Alisa: a pina colada Fri, 20 Aug 2010 06:51:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-50602 LOVE granola in this home. I still make the recipe I grew up with, however, I have adapted a few things to make it healthy. I use coconut oil and flax seed and added berries, etc. Super yummy and healthy.
http://apinacolada.blogspot.com/2009/09/nana-granola.html

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By: Katie B. http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49630 Katie B. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:22:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49630 We love granola too. I make it weekly/biweekly for breakfast and snacks. It’s healthy goodness and is really simple to make yourself. If your interested, my recipe is…http://www.the30girl.com/2010/02/perfecting-granola.html.

Just have to say…while I’ve posted comments here before…I’ve never said how much I truly appreciate your blog. It’s by far my favorite and I feel like we’re kindred spirits…it always seems that you post about things I think or love. Too funny!

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By: Tara J http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49613 Tara J Wed, 18 Aug 2010 02:22:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49613 My Mom has those same plates! Yum granola!

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By: hyzen http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49603 hyzen Tue, 17 Aug 2010 22:35:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49603 Erin and Mom in Mendon, thanks for the answers on my granola/jaw fatigue issues, lol! :) I haven’t had Muesli in awhile, but I remember really liking it, so that seems like its on the right track for me. Maybe I’ll try out some of these recipes and just try to make it less crunchy–thanks!

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49586 Erin Tue, 17 Aug 2010 18:17:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49586 hyzen, you can make it pretty much however you like. The store-bought stuff is tougher because it has more sugar and more fat, giving the mix more “glue.” The hardness comes from the temperature and length of time baking. If you want to make it yourself, just adjust all of the above. Muesli, for example, is basically uncooked granola, so you’d get all the oaty goodness sans crunch, if you like it that way. This is a good, basic recipe I use (but I sub honey for the syrup and use my own dried-fruit mix and whatever nuts I have on hand): http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/crunchy-granola-recipe. Good luck!

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49585 Erin Tue, 17 Aug 2010 18:14:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49585 So…yes and no. Pumpkin seeds are what you see when you carve a pumpkin at Halloween–white, larger. Inside the pumpkin seed are the pepitas (“little seeds”), which are smaller and green. Around here, you can buy both in the bulk section. I used to use pumpkin seeds, but they can be so chewy and woody, whereas the pepitas just crunch nicely.

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49583 Erin Tue, 17 Aug 2010 18:11:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49583 That’s pretty much my recipe. I make a variation on one a King Arthur (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/crunchy-granola-recipe), but I consider my $7 bottle of real maple syrup far too dear to use most of it in one batch of granola. So I use honey. I also use golden raisins (not as sweet or sugar-gritty as raisins made from purple grapes) and dried cranberries instead of the suggested dried-fruit mix there. I also love pepitas, though I wish they didn’t float in the milk! My favorite thing about making granola is how endlessly flexible it is; if I get a deal on some nut, in it goes! If sunflower seeds aren’t on hand, they stay out.

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By: Pro-Portional Designs http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49527 Pro-Portional Designs Tue, 17 Aug 2010 11:55:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49527 This is fantastic! Thank’s for the recipe. And thanks too to Ann for another alternative recipe.

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By: Melissa http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49524 Melissa Tue, 17 Aug 2010 06:35:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49524 I just made a huge batch of granola this evening! And it looks a lot like the one in the picture, although mine is darker because we went to get frozen yogurt in the middle of the baking part and it probably should have come out of the oven a little sooner!

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By: Gandhali http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49521 Gandhali Tue, 17 Aug 2010 05:45:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49521 nope, never had granola before…

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By: damaris http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49520 damaris Tue, 17 Aug 2010 05:14:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49520 my fave http://www.kitchencorners.com/2009/02/crunchy-granola.html because i love pumpkin seeds

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By: grace http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49518 grace Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:51:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49518 Yes gosh, thanks for reminding me. We’re due for a batch.

http://penneysfromheaven.blogspot.com/2007/10/baking-today.html

And it looks like I should try some of these recipes too.

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By: Shannon http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49517 Shannon Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:44:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49517 Here is a really good one I’ve tried, it’s a little different than others. Try it and you’ll see:
http://sisterscafe.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-favorite-granola-ever.html
I’ll have to try your recipe since I’m always willing to try everything at least once, it sounds really good.

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49512 Amy Tue, 17 Aug 2010 02:14:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49512 When I first saw the picture of your granola, I immediately thought of my grandma. She had the same dishes. The granola sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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By: Ashlea Walter http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49509 Ashlea Walter Tue, 17 Aug 2010 01:48:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49509 Have you tried dried cherries instead of raisins? I promise you, you will NEVER touch a raisin again!

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By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49505 Ann Tue, 17 Aug 2010 01:14:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49505 I saw a brother and sister at the pool last weekend wearing Paul Frank bathing suits. They were so cute!

My granola recipe is plain but my kids love it sans nuts & raisins:

4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup nuts (optional)
oven temp: 350
time: 25-30 min.

combine oatmeal, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar and mix together.
Heat in saucepan on low: butter until melts and add maple syrup.
Pour liquid mixture over dry oats and mix together then pour on flat sheets and
smooth flat.
Bake in oven till brown. Always watch!
Put in raisins and nuts when cooled.

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By: Jane http://www.designmom.com/2010/08/ask-design-mom-granola/comment-page-1/#comment-49503 Jane Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:38:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5872#comment-49503 When Passover rolls around, I make a granola with whole-wheat matzoh farfel instead of oats. I’ve modified a version of Mollie Katzen’s granola (Sunlight Cafe cookbook), but really any recipe works. I store it in the freezer, and it is so delicious.

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