from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Rolled oats mixed with various ingredients, such as dried fruit, brown sugar, and nuts, and used especially as a breakfast cereal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A breakfast and snack food consisting of loose, crispy pellets made of nuts, rolled oats, honey and other natural ingredients.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cereal made of especially rolled oats with dried fruits and nuts and honey or brown sugar
The thing about granola is that sometimes it can get stuck in your teeth.
The only thing you need to do to prep your granola is to chop it into small pieces - chocolate chip or almond sized clusters - before mixing it in so that you get an even distribution of granola throughout the cookies.
I just used a plain granola (Cascadian Farms Organic Oats and Honey, to be specific), without any added nuts or dried fruits, so that I could really find the granola flavor in the finished cookies.
Stir in granola, chocolate chips and pecans until all are well-distributed in the dough.
Or I can just open up my Amazon app and I could type in granola and I could one-click it.
Pecans just make me cringe, but I like pecans in granola, fruit pie, etc, not with chocolate.
Alton Brown's recipe for granola is pretty solid, but I might give yours a try.
The lunch that I had Larry from Dust My Broom pack for me last week consisted of Ham sandwich on white, a bottle of apple juice, a pear, a stinkin 'granola bar and cheese and crackers.
Home-made granola is much better value for money, plus you get to control how much sweetener and oil goes in.
The granola is tasty, sweet and substantial and keeps you going those days you're to busy to eat.
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