Kick start your day with a good breakfast

Sweetest Day Breakfast

on October 19, 2013

Here’s a holiday I knew absolutely nothing about until my assistant at work, a native of Cleveland, asked, “You mean, you didn’t get anything on Sweetest Day?” Started by a coven of candy manufacturers in 1921, guess what you’re supposed to give? Well, even though dark chocolate is now recognized as a health food, I’ll leave my Lindt truffles in the fridge, my Aunt Ellen’s fudge in the freezer, and go with honey, a natural sweetener.

Here’s my own granola recipe that gave this blog its name: Butterscotch Blastoff

An easy, healthy gift from the kitchen

An easy, healthy gift from the kitchen

Combine 1 cup of old-fashioned oats with ½ a cup of chopped nuts; add a good shake of salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Boil a ¼ cup of honey and ⅛ of a cup of canola oil for 1 minute and pour over the dry mixture. Mix well until every oat and nut is covered. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Bake at 325ºF  for 8 minutes; toss the oats and bake for another 8 minutes. Cool completely; the mixture will crisp up. Break into pieces. Add a handful each of butterscotch morsels and raisins. It will keep in an air-tight container for one week.

Well, it should, but I’ve never known it to last that long!

What would you give someone you love for Sweetest Day?


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