Monday, November 23, 2009

Sometimes you feel like a Nut!

I was contacted by a representative from Oh Oh Nuts is a Premium Quality Nuts, Dried Fruit, Candy & Chocolate company. They asked if I would like to sample their products and I happily agreed. I was instructed to pick out a few items I would like to try. I asked Forrest for his opinion and we chose a few items without any particular recipes in mind. The package of goodies arrived promptly with four 1 pound bags of each of the products I chose.

I found the recipe below and decided to make some granola for snacking. This weekend we went with a group of friends to New Haven, CT for the Harvard vs. Yale football game. I knew that a ziploc bag of this yummy granola would be the perfect snack for the long car ride. All of our travel buddies were please with the results - thank you, Oh Nuts!

Pistachio Granola
Adapted from Cooking Light November 2004

Yield: 5 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 2/3 cup whole shelled pistachios
  • 2/3 cup nutlike cereal nuggets (such as Grape-Nuts)
  • 2/3 cup dried sweet cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine sugar and cider in a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. (The sugar to liquid ration may seem incorrect when you first measure it out, but the sugar does eventually dissolve into the cider.)

Stir in oats and remaining ingredients; cook 5 minutes or until granola is lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to a week.

Serve over yogurt, as a snack in handfuls or in a bowl of milk like a breakfast cereal.


The Novice Chef said...

My dad LOVES pistachios! I can not wait to make this for him!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


Anshika said...

The granola makes such a delicious breakfast for me. Quick, easy and healthy !!

Woody said...

I put some milk on this granola and ate if for breakfast. It was the best cereal I've eaten in a long time.

MaryBeth said...

I love granola on my yogurt, and I simply love pistachios. I bet this is just fabulous tasting...

teresa said...

i keep wanting to make my own granola, i really just need to try it, i love this!

Unplanned Cooking said...

I can't believe I haven't made my own granola yet, as my son is obsessed with it, and the cost of store bought granola will soon make us go broke ;). Thanks for the recipe.

Kerstin said...

Mmmm, your pistachio granola sounds fabulous! And it's so cute your hubby commented :)

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