Winter is great for getting the baking bug.
As opposed to the other bugs you can catch in the winter.
Of course there are only so many loaves and muffins you can make.
So I present to you:
Here is the yummy recipe that I made basically using up all of the
items I bought to make a baked brie with dried fruit and nuts over the holidays.
I found this recipe on Yummly.com
You do have to register...it is free.
Then you have to click on a link to the original poster's blog.
Its kinda troublesome...all those extra steps...but trust me, its worth it.
This granola features dates, sweetened coconut, dried cranberries, pecans, walnuts and honey.
FYI. I omitted the wheat germ and the sunflower seeds.
I didn't have any wheat germ on hand and the sunflower seeds I had were not shelled.
Now here is my trick!
I've always been told that granola is "too high in fats".
So I start with a cubed apple...then sprinkle granola on top.
Add milk and you have a delicious and satisfying skinny treat.
PS. By the time you are drinking the milk from the bottom of the bowl...it's sweet cinnamon milk!!!!
BONUS: Your house smells wonderful when its baking!
What is your favorite winter smell?
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