Gifted Homemade Granola
Our Christmas gifts for aunts and uncles this year: homemade granola. We used this recipe, and found free online labels here. I was quite (pleasantly) surprised to discover how easy to make granola actually is. However, you really have to keep checking it, and go by your oven and not the recipe for time. (Ours took 2o minutes, not 30. The 3o minute batch burned and went straight into the trashcan.)
I bought ingredients in bulk if possible, so that we can make our own granola from now on. I am not really a cereal fan, and prefer to eat a half cup of granola with a little bit of milk for breakfast, or to sprinkle some for crunch into my morning yogurt. My other favorite use for it is to fill baked apples in the fall.
This gift was well-received, and there was even some left over for us after it was all put into jars. Simon loves it too, and happily gobbled up fistfuls after it had finished cooling. I recommend storing homemade granola in the fridge to keep it crisp and fresh.
Did you make any edible gifts this year?