04 September 2011

Honey Granola

How I met your mother Season 6 Episode 16

Marshall: "It's time to grow up"

Marshall: "Mom! can you make us some PB & J's for the road"
Ted whispers "Crusts cut off"
Marshall: "Crusts cut off!"

Marshall: "No, Ted what are we... We're men."
Marshall: "Mom! Leave the crusts on!"

Okay, not as funny when I narrate it. But hey, they're cute.

Anyway, if anyone has been reading this blog, you would know I started working about 3 months ago. My mother, relieved after all three of her children learnt how to fly, however, afraid that we flew too far from the nest, made sure we stay close to her wings. Anyhow, she wanted all the three of us to give her a treat. We went to Jones the Grocer. (it was my turn to pay)

(Wagyu beef and blue cheese burger)
Obviously, i need to improve on my shaky focus.

(Eggs Benedict)
This was the most "normal" order we had on the table.

(Salmon Cape/Tape/Taup)
I can't really remember but this was the least normal order.

Another pasta, 3 slices of cakes, and all of this for the 3 of us (sister was having high tea) and a hole in my pocket.

Back to the first picture, if anyone of you is still awake, it's honey granola! I jotted down the recipe from JoyOfBaking since 2 months ago, then, that piece of paper was stacked below 10 other recipes and was left to collect flour, cocoa powder and something yellowish that until now, I can't reason out (or smell out).

3 cups (300 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup (75 grams) whole raw almonds
1/2 cup (45 grams) raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup (45 grams) raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup (30 grams) sesame seeds
1/2 tablespoon (5 grams) wheat germ (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
1/4 cup (60 ml) canola oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) honey
2 tablespoons (25 grams) light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup dried fruits (cranberries, cherries, apricots, dates, figs, and/or raisins) (optional)
In a large bowl combine the rolled oats, nuts, seeds, wheat germ, ground cinnamon, and salt. 
In a small saucepan, stirring constantly, bring just to a boil the water, oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and toss together, making sure all the dry ingredients are coated with the liquid. 
Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 25 -40 minutesor until golden brown, stirring occasionally so the mixture browns evenly. (The browner the granola gets (without burning) the crunchier the granola will be.) 
Place on a wire rack to cool. You will notice that the granola may still be sticky when it is removed from the oven but it will become crisp and dry as it cools. 
Make sure to break up any large clumps of granola while the mixture is still warm. Once the granola has completely cooled, store in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator. It will keep for several weeks.
The recipe I jotted down was the above but I ran out of a bunch of ingredients.
1. I ran out of oats,
2. I ran out of Honey
3. I ran out of brown sugar
4. I ran out of raisins.

Okay, now you know, this was an impromptu  bake-out.
I added chocolate chips, butter instead of oil, Granulated sugar instead of brown sugar. Try it out, 15 minutes to get all of it together, 40 minutes of baking time, 2 episodes of HIMYM, and save $15. VĂ³ila!



  1. HAHA! I LOVE HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER! I know exactly what episode you're referring to!
    It's true, we totally are twins!

  2. Jesica, Thank you so much for checking out my site!! My mom's totally to blame for the title ;) Also, when I thought I'd check out your site and saw How I Met Your Mother quotes...SOLD! Your pics are beautiful, your food looks delicious, and you obviously have an excellent sense of humor. OUT.STANDING!

  3. Thanks for visiting :) Will religiously follow your blogs :D


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