It's been a fun week! Unloaded a full kiln of awesomeness on Monday, trimmed pots, carved pots, taught pottery, taught yoga and cooked up some home made granola today to wrap up the work week. Check out the periscope broadcast and written recipe below! I've listed a bunch of new work in my online shop. Hope you all had a great week too! Leave me a comment and tell me what you'd like to see next for pottery making or cooking demos!
Home Made Granola
1/4 cup coconut oil (or other nut or veggie oil)
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tsp Vietnamese ground cinnamon
1/3 cup Brown Rice Syrup (or Barley Malt Syrup, or honey)
2 tsp vanilla extract (can also substitute coconut or almond)
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups whole oats
1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans or pistacios or cashews)
1 cup slivered almonds
* add in options: chia seeds, quinoa cooked and dried, sesame seeds, dried fruit of any kind, coconut flakes , cacao nibs, chocolate chips. I only add dried fruit to the mixture AFTER baking and I add coconut flakes during last 10 min of baking so they brown up a bit.
preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or light oil
In a small saucepan melt oil, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, cinnamon and vanilla over low heat.
In a large mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix until well blended. Pour mixture onto the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 min, turn the mixture pulling away from pan edges for even cooking and bake for another 20-25 min until light golden brown. The mixture will still be a bit soft but will crisp up as it cools down.
Once completely cool you can add in your dried fruit if desired, store in airtight container. This granola is delicious on it own or as a cereal with almond milk over the top!