Day two of our food gifting week: salted caramel corn!
we ran out of cereal this morning, and we were out of any other food i wanted. (this happens more often than i’d like to admit!) this sort of morning is perfect for experimenting with what you’ve got lying around in your pantry.
this isn’t a “recipe” so much as it is an idea for you to try. i love to make big batches of this sweet granola, then bring it with me on a road trip or snack on it throughout the day.
the beauty of this is that all you need is some oats, nuts, other mix-ins, and some liquid sweetener. you could add in chocolate chips or seeds as well - whatever you have will work, really! what i put in mine:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup raw cashews, loosely chopped
- one handful raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup raisins & dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
from there, mix everything together and lay it out on a piece of parchment paper on a big baking sheet. bake it at 300F for about 20 minutes, checking every few minutes to make sure nothing is burning. (especially in the last few minutes, it’s easier for things to crisp up.)
when you take the pan out of the oven, lightly dust some cinnamon over top of the whole tray. then break apart the granola into smaller pieces into a jar or bags to eat later. (or…eat it now. i won’t judge.) i’m in love with this granola mixture… it’s like those hot candied nuts you get from a sidewalk vendor in central park, but mixed with some more filling foods like the oats and seeds.
hope you try it out and enjoy it as much as i did!