Sometimes, like on Wednesday nights, it's nice to be a homebody.
This evening, I watched X-Men: First Class in my pajamas and then made granola, and I loved it. It's already been a long week and my eyes are feeling heavy and ready for sleep. My apartment is warm and smells like cinnamon. It's not at all a bad way to end a Wednesday.
My granola recipe
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup roasted, unsalted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
pinch fleur de sel (to be sprinkled over mixture before baking)
1/2 cup chopped dried figs
1/3 cup chopped raisins
Heat oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl EXCEPT the dried fruit. Spread the mixture over the baking sheet and toast in oven for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The granola should turn golden brown, but watch carefully towards the 30 minute mark so as not to burn it. Remove the granola from the oven and leave to cool for 30 minutes, stirring again, and then add in the dried fruit. Store in an airtight container in the freezer to keep the granola crisp for up to 1 month.