254: Crunchy Granola Wedges
I decided to make Crunchy Granola Wedges so that we’d start out the week with breakfast. This was very simple to put together. It was toasted oats (half of which should have been wheat flakes, but I didn’t have them), sunflower seeds, honey, and cranberries. My sunflower seeds were already roasted, so I didn’t toast them with the oats; I tried to get as much of the salt off of them as I could. I heated the honey on the stove until bubbly, added the toasted oats, sunflower seeds, and cranberries, and patted into a pie pan. After letting it cool for 30 minutes, I cut it into 8 wedges so that it could cool completely.
The wedges had a good toasted oat flavor, but weren’t particularly crunchy aside from the sunflower seeds. I had expected them to be crunchy like granola bars or granola itself, but the wedges were chewy from the honey, and easy to pull apart. I was surprised that I liked the combination of oats and sunflower seeds, which I usually think of as a salty snack. The cranberries gave a nice tart contrast to the sweet honey and the warm toasted oats. Although this had a fair amount of honey, I was happy to find some kind of granola that didn’t take any added oil. I would make this again.