Many mornings I wake up to have the same breakfast: oatmeal or Greek yogurt. Eating the same thing over and over again can put you in a breakfast slump, so I decided to make granola to give my Greek yogurt some pizzazz. So many chefs and foodies out there have developed their own recipes for granola, so it was hard to choose among them. I chose one that was simple and classic, perfect for creating a yogurt parfait so as to not dominate the flavor of the yogurt. Enjoy this granola atop yogurt, as a cereal or by the handful.
A gluten-free version can be made by using gluten-free oats.
> 2 cups rolled oats
> 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
> 1/4 cup honey
> 1/4 cup slivered almonds
> 1/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, etc.)
> dash of salt
Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, stir together rolled oats, butter, honey, salt, almonds and dried fruit.
Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 30 to 35 minutes, stirring halfway through. Be sure to keep an eye on the granola, as the oats burn easily.
Makes 8 servings.
Adapted from Oprah.com.
If you have any tasty granola recipes, share them in the comments section!