This is a new weekend series on A bookworm’s life where I will be featuring my favourite, stand-out recipes from various cook books. I will also be participating in the wonderful Weekend Cooking event hosted by Beth Fish.
I have found a few lovely, delicious recipes in this book but one stands out above the rest and has become a weekly staple in my house. It’s her recipe for granola that is so nutty and crunchy and cinnamon-y it has replaced all other weekday breakfast choices for us.
I am not exaggerating when I say that to make this requires no cooking skills whatsoever; if you are able to stir, you are golden. It takes no time to mix everything together and then the oven does the rest. Miss Dahl is right when she says baking this will make your kitchen smell amazing. It’s pure cinnamon and nutmeg goodness!
This is great with milk in the morning and I find that it’s way more filling that cereal. My favourite way to have it however, is with Greek yoghurt and damson jam, although I’m sure any jam you like would be good too. It’s not just for breakfast though. Whenever I’m working from home, a handful of granola is one of my preferred snacks.
All in all, this is a great simple and tasty recipe. This is far better than the store-bought kind and significantly cheaper as well. I’m thinking that this recipe could also be adapted to make granola bars but I have not attempted it yet. I’ll be sure to report back when I do.