It’s been a crazy week of storms: torrential rain, high winds, and intermittent power outages.
Interesting how much of life comes to a halt without electricity; including this blog. And although our new house is outfitted with modern conveniences, it is not equipped to handle modern inconviences: there is no generator, no wood stove.
And so in the aftermath, in a fervour of things I can do with hydro—woot laundry—I’ve been cooking up a storm including a big batch of granola from Food 52’s Genius Recipes.
It seems like the perfect autumn weather kind of breakfast food. I added dried cranberries and apricots, golden raisins, pumpkin seeds, and pecans, but you can tailor it to your tastes and what’s in the pantry. It’s tastily sweetened with maple syrup and although the recipe calls for olive oil, I used coconut oil instead of adding coconut chips in the mix.
The recipe makes 7 cups of crunchy goodness, so you won’t be running out of morning nourishment any time soon. It’s ideal to sprinkle over youghurt, or with milk as cereal, or simply to eat out of hand for a snack whenever you pass by the beckoning jar.
It’s not only delicious,
but in case of emergencies, you can even eat it in the dark.
BOOK: FOOD 52 GENIUS RECIPES, Amazon