I like easy recipes that don't call for hard-to-find ingredients or lots of prep work. I also like reading old cookbooks and bringing some of the dishes up to date. My recipes don't require you to be a gourmet chef and many of them are simple enough for kids to tackle.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Aloha Granola Photo by Kate Tompkins
7 cups quick (not instant) oatmeal
1 cup white sesame seeds
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup dried pineapple tidbits
1 cup diced coconut
Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl. Spread
out on a large cookie sheet and place in oven. Turn oven to 225°F. Leave
oatmeal mixture in oven for two hours, then turn oven off and leave for one
Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl. Photo by Kate Tompkins
Return oatmeal mixture to bowl and stir in remaining
ingredients. Place in a storage container.
Makes 11 cups
Note: You can substitute any vegetable oil for the coconut
oil. If you have an allergy to nuts, you can substitute another cup of oatmeal
for the sesame seeds. Otherwise, they not only give good flavour, they’re a
good source of several vitamins and minerals and add protein.
This recipe can easily be made by any child old enough to
turn the oven on and off. The pan may still be warm when removed, so oven mitts
should be used.