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Kick start your day with a good breakfast

Lucky Mother Hubbard Granola

on February 1, 2014

You know the nursery rhyme:

Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard to get her poor dog a bone. 

When she got there, the cupboard was bare and her poor little dog had none.

Grace Goehring, champion taste tester

Grace Goehring, champion taste tester

This lucky corgi will have plenty when the latest batch of granola cools.

I went to the cupboard this morning for 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats and a half-cup of mixed nuts, seeds, raisins, and dried cranberries. (Don’t get excited–I pulled out the raisins and dried cranberries to add after the granola cooled. Gracie got only the “clean” mix.) I added a good shake of cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and two generous handfuls each of chopped pecans and sweetened coconut. I boiled a quarter-cup of Savannah Bee Company’s wildflower honey with one-eighth cup of vegetable oil, blended that in with the oats, and popped it in the oven for two sessions of eight minutes each. My Atomic Age Lux Minute Minder,  just rang: Blast off!

Gotta keep my kitchen accessories in a style that matches the antique linoleum.

Gotta keep my kitchen accessories in a style that matches the antique linoleum.

Now, while it’s cooling, I’ll go back to an entertaining, informative book on food trends by David Sax called The Tastemakers Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes But Fed Up With Fondue.  It comes out next May from Public Affairs (by which time, there’ll be newer trends succeeding the cro-nut and chia seeds that he’s captured so well with his sly sense of humor).

I’ll give my lunch date today a half-pint jar of this. “Hey, Audrey, do you feel lucky?”

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