It seems like everyone is talking about saving money, foregoing the "American Dream," and other topics in relation to "the economy." (a very cliched term, in my opinion) So, I have decided to give my two cent's worth. Of course, with inflation that may be closer to my $3.47 worth.
We all have heard slurs on people who seem -ahem- obsessed with their own health, and their lasting love for granola. (you know, the fruits, nuts & flakes) Seeing little tiny boxes of the stuff sold for obscene prices is enough to drive anyone back to mac & cheese.* But, the truth is, making it yourself doesn't require fancy equipment, a degree in nutritional analysis, or a large amount of brain juice. (lucky for me) Here is my favorite recipe: (it makes a lot of granola; make sure you have proper storage)
- 1 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2/3 c vegetable oil
- 2/3 c honey
Combine these in a sauce pan, and heat til boiling. While it's heating up, first preheat your oven to 375, then get a big bowl and stir together:
- 5 c oatmeal
- 1 c dry milk
- 3/4 c whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 t cinnamon
- 1 c unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 c raw cashews
- 1 c raw sunflower seeds
See, it's easy! More of my cheap(er) ways next time.
* I personally love macaroni & cheese, just not that fake orange store-bought stuff.