Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Moment in M.O.M.'s Kitchen- Wood Family Granola

We love to eat fresh, healthy granola in the morning!

It doesn't take long to realize that cold, sugar based cereal from the market won't keep your little ones tummy full very long. Here in our home, we enjoy fresh made granola that not only keeps the tummy full but gives us the energy we need for a busy farm life! There are many variations to this recipe since we use what we have on hand. Feel free to be creative and add the flavors your family will enjoy.

Elisha's Granola:

9 cups of fresh ground Oat Groats

1 cup of raw honey

1 cup of coconut oil (if you need coconut oil email me for details on the best prices and quality I have found)

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Cinnamon

1 Cup Raisins

1/2 Cup of nuts of your choice- we enjoy pecans

1/2 Cup of dried cranberries, cherries, or any other dried fruit of your choice.

In a large pan, we use a large cast iron skillet; bring your honey to a boil on the stove. Add your oil, cinnamon, and salt then bring to a boil constantly stirring. If adding apples add them now, continue stirring until back to a boil, then stir for a minute more. Turn down your heat on the stove to low and add your oats, raisins and nuts. Stir thoroughly. Let it cool. (We make this the night before we are going to use it) Then serve and enjoy! Most often we use as a cold cereal and add milk to it.

This dish keeps the children feeling strong and full for the busy days we have here on our farm! Remember, we are cooking for a family of 12. If you have a smaller family this recipe can be stored and used again as a cold cereal, in yogurt, or as a mid day snack (we enjoy bananas rolled in granola).

Make sure you share with me how you enjoyed the granola, any family alterations and even send me a photo of the experience. I would love to hear from you!

With much love,

Mrs. Joseph Wood

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