I've posted before about making granola, but I hadn't done it in a while, and man, was that a mistake!
This time, I just threw something together with stuff I had on hand, which admittedly wasn't that exciting. Basically, I had dates (which you've seen as a component of the green breakfast smoothies and the little date gorgonzola appetizers) and almonds (which you've just recently seen in the Lemon Almond Bulgur).
-4 cups plain oatmeal
-.5 cup honey/molasses mixture (purely because I didn't have enough honey)
-.5 cup water with a half a lemon squeezed in (would be orange juice if I had it)
-.5 cup chopped almonds
-a bunch of chopped dates (look at the mixture and see if you want more or less)
-quite a bit of cinnamon (but, I really like cinnamon)
Mix everything together, and bake for about half an hour- then let sit and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Out of this, I made a delicious parfait for dessert (could have been breakfast):
-1c plain nonfat yogurt
-.5cup chopped fruit (for me, fresh cherries)
-granola, to taste