Chocolate Coconut Marshmallow Cups Now that the holidays are here, it’s Sweet Treats time! Chocolate Coconut Marshmallow Cups are made using products from a fantastic company called Chocoley. I was contacted by a wonderful gal back in November asking me if I’d be interested in trying …
Homemade Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Homemade Whole Grain Dijon Mustard is made from any number of species of plants grown for its acrid seeds and leaves, which are called Mustard Greens. The mustard plant belongs to the same family as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale …
Homemade Almond Granola
Homemade Almond Granola is wonderful. This was my first time making granola and it’s a whole lot easier than I thought. The recipe makes about 8 cups granola which is perfect served for breakfast, to snack on throughout the day or to add a handful to yogurt. Here are a few recipes to make using granola. Caramel Granola Puffcorn is one of our favorites. Another recipe to try is: Apple Pie with Oatmeal Granola Crumble Topping
Granola [gruh-NOH-luh] is a breakfast food consisting of various combinations of grains (mainly oats), nuts and dried fruits. It’s often toasted with oil and honey, giving it a crisp texture and sweet glaze. Muesli and granola have become popular breakfast cereals. The German word muesli means mixture. Both muesli & granola can include raw or toasted cereals such as oats, wheat, millet and barley. Dried fruits such as raisins, dried apricots, cranberries or cherries can be added and nuts, bran, wheat germ and coconut are also popular. Ground cinnamon is often added also.
What the heck is wheat germ anyway? Wheat germ is essentially the embryo of the berry. It is a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and protein. It has a nutty flavor and is very oily, which causes it to turn rancid quickly. Wheat germ is sold in both toasted and natural forms and is used to add nutrition to a variety of foods. Wheat germ oil, an extraction of the germ, is strongly flavored and expensive.