Posts Tagged ‘Baking’

The first time I ever made granola (which to be honest was really me watching my friend make granola while I marveled at the process…and stole occasional bites), I was amazed at how simple it was to prepare.  I’m not sure why I thought it would be more complicated, but it’s really just a handful of ingredients, mixed with oats, and baked in the oven.

Since that day during my senior year of college, I haven’t once made granola.  I knew it was easy.  I knew I loved granola.  I just hadn’t felt inspired to bake another batch.

Then, Monday night happened.

I was going through the usual list of blogs on my Google Reader, and I came across this delicious (and simple) recipe for peanut butter granola.  Since I had all of the ingredients on hand, I knew it was destined for me to make this granola recipe right then and there.

Peanut butter-y morsels of goodness

The peanut butter granola turned out just as tasty as I had anticipated, and I have been adding it as a special topping to different foods all week.  (I recommend doubling the recipe and adding one or two minutes to the baking time, although your oven may be warmer than mine.)

If you really love peanut butter and granola, and have a few extra minutes on your hands, I highly suggest giving this recipe a try.  You won’t regret it.


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Drop Biscuits

Drop Biscuits

My weekdays are usually pretty busy with work.  So, I really enjoy spending part of my weekend engaged in some sort of baking or cooking “project.”  For a few months, I had wanted to try to make biscuits from scratch, but I was always too intimidated to try.  Until this weekend….

These drop biscuits, from my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, were actually pretty easy to make and the results were delicious.  (They are called “drop biscuits” because they were dropped by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet instead of being rolled and cut out of the dough.)

The next time I make these I want to try substituting in some whole wheat flour and maybe adding sharp cheddar or some sort of herb to the batter.  This recipe could probably be altered in many ways and I can’t wait to try some of them out!

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