Cherry Almond Granola ****
Ingredients: rolled oats, wheat germ, sesame seeds, almond slivers, unsweetened coconut chips, dried cherries, oil & honey.
These were all things I had on hand, so it made a great Snowpacolypse baking project. After it cooled, I put it in the freezer, and just take out a scoop whenever we’re in the mood. I have to remember to keep some granola on hand; cereal is ok, but I really like homemade granola.
Overnight Oatmeal ****
Finally! I used Alton Brown’s recipe, with just craisins. Adding half and half was strange, and it did look a little curdled in the morning, so next time that will be added after its cooked. I packed up a Tupperware, and it was still warm when I sat down to eat at my desk. The leftovers microwaved really well. This is really a standout winter breakfast that is extremely customizable.
I also really like slow cooking breakfast, so this is a potential gold mine of easy morning food. The 8 hours cooking time works so much better for me overnight than during the day, since I’m away from the house a lot longer than I sleep. I’ll have to consider that for dinners.
A note about the picture: I was using a really small ramekin, on the window sill for the good light. Chola jumped up to investigate what in the world I was doing, and to ogle the birds outside, revealing how small the granola dish actually is: