Monday, October 20, 2008

homemade granola

I know that it was only last week that I was telling you about my lunch rut, and I really don't want you to think I'm a total square, but I have to confess that when it comes to breakfast, I'm a bit of a one dish kind of girl as well. You see, I made this granola from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, and well, it was love at first sight. It's been a steady part of my morning routine ever since.

But wait! Before you write me off as a total bore, you should know that I do mix things up a little depending on the season. Last spring, I ate this granola with berries and Greek yogurt. When summertime came along, I mixed it with nectarines and Greek yogurt. Now that it's fall, I'm eating it with pomegranate and...well, Greek yogurt. Hmmmm maybe I'm not so interesting after all.

But I don't care. This granola is just too good to give up.

Homemade Granola
Recipe from The Barefoot Contessa, available here

Recipe Notes: I use less dried fruit than the original recipe. Ina calls for figs and cherries in addition to the apricot and cranberries, but I find that to be a little much. You can mix it up and use whatever types of fruit and nuts you like, though. Feel free to experiment!

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