Posts tagged ‘Granola’

July 21, 2011

Peaches and Cream Cobbler

It’s what’s for breakfast.


Sometimes I am truly amazed how something so healthy can taste just like dessert.


That’s why I just can’t get enough of this combo.  I’ve had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the past week.  I mean come on.  It’s peaches.  In July.  In Pennsylvania.  It’s amazing!  That’s why I also can’t get over the fact that they taste just like August Pennsylvania peaches.  Weird.  I’m starting to understand the person that told me I live in the “Miami of Pennsylvania.”


In this bowl:

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Granola
  • Yellow Peach

Simple.  Delicious.  Filling.  Satisfying.  Perfect.


What’s your favorite cobbler?!?

April 15, 2011


There’s nothing like home made granola made with exactly what you want.  Every time I make granola, it’s a little different depending on my mood.  But with oats as the base and maple syrup as the glue, it never goes wrong.


  • 3 cups whole oats
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ


  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup peanut bits
  • 3/4 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup datesRed heart…plus some more sprinkled on for good luck


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Splashes of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • palmful cinnamon…plus a lot sprinkled on just before baking


Mix dry, mix wet, and then combine them all .


Bake at ~300 degrees for 45 minutes.


Toss.  Continue baking and checking until crunch chewy goodness results.


If you don’t like dates, any other dried fruit works just as well.  This was the first time I used dates and they caramelized around the crunchies.  Granola bliss.


What’s a must have in your granola?