April 2017 - Our Sunday Cafe, the Retirement Edition!
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Sunday Supper Suggestion, Maple Cornbread Muffins

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Maple Cornbread Muffins, from Horn of the Moon Cookbook."recipes from Vermont's renowned vegetarian restaurant", author Ginny Callan.

I am not a vegetarian, haven't even considered it. But I am a child of the 60's having grown up in Marin County California, and as such, I am attracted to ideas or ideals of a different nature. Having been exposed to the colorful world around me at a very impressionable age, I came away with what I consider to be the best of it all. Vegetarian cookbooks seem to fall into that category, for me; a carnivore.

Also, they usually have great whole grain baked goods and main dish recipes that are full of vegetables. Both of these items, using more whole grain and eating more vegetables, are on my goal list and I hope to become an accomplished cook for all things whole grain and of course lots and lots of vegetables, the fountain of health!

This was another cookbook I was able to pick up for a song, at the local thrift store. The recipe that caught my eye right away was the, Maple Cornbread Muffins. We had these for breakfast this morning, along with bacon and eggs. The maple flavor is mild, but it is a good recipe for a mostly whole grain baked good sweetened with a natural sweetener.

Best of all these are really good, but they are especially good with raspberry jam! While I try very hard to make a recipe exactly as written the first time, I can tell you that my next batch will be 100% whole grain.

They would also be great along side a bowl of soup, chili or a salad.

Maple Cornbread Muffins
adapted from: Horn of the Moon Cookbook
400 degree oven

1 c whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 c all purpose flour (you may use 100% whole grain if you wish)
2/3 c cornmeal
1 T baking powder
1/2 t saltMaple Cornbread Muffins, for Sunday Supper Suggestion.2 eggs
1/3 c real maple syrup
3/4 c milk ( I almost forgot this ingredient, you can tell; it is not in the photo!)
1/2 c butter - melted and cooled

Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat eggs, syrup and milk together, beat in butter. Combine wet and dry ingredients.

Spoon evenly into 12 prepared muffin tins. Bake 20 minutes or until golden.

Makes 12.

Maple Cornbread Muffins, for Sunday Supper Suggestion.
Maple Cornbread Muffins.
Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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Look for more suggestions, by searching #SundaySupperSuggestion.

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weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
good morning mondays @ darling downs
inspire me monday @ create with joy
the art of homemaking @ strangers and pilgrims
modest mondays @ the modest mom
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
tickle my tastebuds @ loris creative creations
homestead blog hop 133 @ not so modern housewife
to grandmas house we go @ grandmas house diy
full plate thursday @ miz helens
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
friendship friday @ create with joy
foodie friday friends @ wine lady cooks
create bake grow gather @ shabby art boutique
pinterest party @ the whole serving
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Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

When I made the Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette I knew it would take well to an assertive vegetable, to make a delicious knife and fork salad. I started thinking about flavor combinations that would marry well and the end result sould be simply delicious and based upon our leftovers, I think I found it!

Green beans are wonderful in a salad, for this recipe when I went to the freezer to get what I thought might be the last package of green beans left from our garden in Vancouver, I was sadly caught by surprise. There were no more packages of our homegrown beans. Yet I still wanted to make this salad, so I had to make a trip to the market. 

Since I was going to use our own green beans right from the freezer, I purchased whole frozen green beans and continued with my salad journey. The good news is that you can use frozen beans without thawing or you could use fresh. I have made my other favorite green bean salad with frozen beans and due to this, I can say with experience, the end results will be remarkedly similar. With that, on to the salad!

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds. Use fresh or frozen green beans!
Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds.

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette, 
Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds
by the seat of my pants
serves 4-6

1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen - if using frozen do not thaw
olive oil
garlic salt
fresh ground pepper
1/3-1/2 c large chunks of Feta Cheese
1/4 c whole almonds*, coarsely chopped

Toss the green beans in olive oil until lightly coated. Place in single layer on a large baking pan and broil until blistered and there are golden streaks or spots on the beans, 10-15 minutes or until done in your oven.

This salad was made with frozen green beans! 
Broil until lightly brown and the skin is blistered.

Remove beans from the oven, let cool on the pan. Arrange on a serving platter, season with the garlic salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. 

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds. The perfect first coarse or side dish.

Drizzle the Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette over the top, add the Feta cheese and chopped Almonds. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers, let come to room temperature, to serve. 

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds. Delicious!

Enjoy!

* When I bring home the big bag of almonds from the store, I place them on a large flat pan and roast until they have that golden brown smell, let cool and then store in a jar. This step always adds great flavor to our food and snacking.

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!

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simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
full plate thursday @ miz helens
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farms
create bake grown and gather @ shabby art boutique
pretty pintastic party @ the whole serving
foodie friends friday @ wine lady cooks
friendship friday @ create with joy
weekend potluck @ mommys kitchen
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
good morning mondays @ darling downs
inspire me monday @ create with joy
the art of homemaking @ strangers and pilgrims
modest mondays @ the modest mom
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
tickle my tastebuds @ loris creative creations
homestead blog hop 133 @ not so modern housewife
to grandmas house we go @ grandmas house diy
souper sunday @ kahakai kitchen
12

Wordless Wednesday, Coffee and Beer Braised Pulled Pork


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Sunday Supper Suggestion, Pear Creme Pie

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Pear Creme Pie, with a whole wheat crust (also dairy free).
Pear Creme Pie

This pie is delicious! I have taken the liberty to give it a slight rename, from Pear Pie to Pear Creme Pie. It does not have any cream, but like many pies from years ago in frugal times, sugar and eggs formed a creamy filling when combined with fruit. And this pie is no exception.

The pie is enhanced with a whole wheat pie crust, which gives the rich (but not too sweet) filling a crunchy, and nutty contrast in taste. You may add a bit of whipped cream or ice cream if you like, but this pie is also wonderful, plain.

Pear Creme Pie.

It is suggested that you use Bosc pears, when I went to the market there were beautiful Bartlett pears, and that is what went into this pie. Something tells me that any ripe pear could be used for this pie, and probably has, through the years.

I had never heard of Pear Pie, but I am glad I found the recipe.

Pear Creme Pie
adapted from:  tasting spoons
450-degree oven

1 9 inch crust, for a whole wheat version, look here.

4 large pears, peeled and sliced
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c flour
1 egg
2 t vanilla
dash salt

1 1/2 T butter, cut into small pieces

cardamom or nutmeg to sprinkle over the top - if desired

Place pear slices into pie crust.

Combine sugar, flour, egg, vanilla and salt. Beat until creamy. Spread mixture over the surface of the pears in the pie shell. Dot with butter. Dust the top of the pie with cardamom or nutmeg if desired.

Pear Creme Pie.

Bake in a preheated 450-degree oven for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake 30-45 minutes or until golden and done in your oven.

Let cool completely before serving.



Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!

Look for more suggestions, by searching #SundaySupperSuggestion.

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weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
modest mondays @ the modest mom
the art of homemaking @ strangers and pilgrims
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
wasteless wednesday @ skip the bag
homestead blog hop @ not so modern housewife
to grandmas house we go @ grandmas house diy
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
full plate thursday @ miz helens
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farms
create bake grown and gather @ shabby art boutique
pretty pintastic party @ the whole serving
foodie friends friday @ wine lady cooks
friendship friday @ create with joy
weekend potluck @ mommys kitchen
10

Wordless Wednesday, Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies, for Wordless Wednesday.

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2

Sunday Supper Suggestion, Italian Potatoes and Beans

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


We are like many others, relearning about and enjoying real foods, rustic food if you will. My favorite style of rustic food (after our own countries specialties, of course) is Italian. They are among the best in simple ingredients, cooked well and served with pride.


Everyone is familiar with macaroni and beans, and this rendition is none the less delicious!

This small dish of leftovers was all I could get a photo of.......

Cooks notes and possible words of wisdom:  While this was originally a soup, I was in search of a side dish and the flavors as well as the rustic nature were right there.  For a delicious soup, add more water, it is that easy.

Italian Potatoes and Beans
adapted from: Eat this it will make you feel better, by Dom DeLuise
serves 6-8

1 small onion, diced small
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 ribs of celery, diced small
1 large carrot, peeled and diced small
1 T olive oil

6 medium potatoes, peeled -cut in half lengthwise, set 1 piece (1/2 potato) aside, dice the remainder in large dice
2 c chicken stock
1 c water - only if needed
2 cans canneli beans drained or your own homemade white creamy bean, drained well
1/2 t oregano
black pepper

for serving: Tomato Serendipity

In a large flat pan, saute the garlic and onion until wilted and fragrant.  Add celery and carrot, saute for a minute more. Add all of the potatoes and the chicken stock.


Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer until potatoes are tender.

Remove the large piece and mash well, return to the pot and stir into the broth. Add the beans, simmer additional 10 minutes. Stir in the oregano and fresh ground black pepper to taste.

If the pan sauce seems too thin, boil off a few minutes to thicken.

Italian Potatoes and Beans, your family will love this delicious side dish.

Serve with the Tomato Serendipity on the side for each to flavor as wanted.

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!


Look for more suggestions, by searching #SundaySupperSuggestion.

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whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
modest monday @ the modest mom
the art of homemaking @ strangers and pilgrims
inspire me monday @ create with joy
good morning monday @ darling downs
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
tickle my tastebuds @ loris culinary creations
to grandmas house @ grandmas house diy
homestead blog hop @ not so modern housewife
full plate thursday @ miz helens
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farms
create bake grow and gather @ shabby art
pretty pintastic party @ the whole serving
foodie friends friday @ wine lady cooks
friendship friday @ create with joy
weekend potluck @ mommys kitchen
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Wordless Wednesday, White Bean Soup with Cilantro Broth



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Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…


Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette. Make your own salad dressings, easy and delicious.
Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette over sliced cucumbers.

Salad dressing used to be pretty much the same old trio, you know the one, ranch, Italian and thousand island. Our refrigerator was much like eating dinner out, "and which dressing would you like on your salad this evening, ranch, Italian or thousand island?" 

Not anymore.
Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette. Make your own salad dressings, easy and delicious.
Best Dressed, a book full of delicious salad dressings and salad combinations.

I had the opportunity to check out Best Dressed, from the library. And what a great book! It is going on my wish list. The best part of this book is that is as much a guide for enjoying salads of many different vegetables, as it is, a recipe book. Delicious suggestions are offered on ways to mix and match the different dressings to various vegetables. Like I said, going on my wish list...

When I make a new salad dressing, the first offering is always a very simple dish. This allows one to taste the combination of ingredients used in the dressing and get a clear understanding of the true flavor of the dressing. From there, anything goes, and do I have plans for this one! But today, what I offer is a simple dish of sliced cucumbers and a drizzle of this ruddy dressing. I hope you give it a try...

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette. No more bottled salad dressings!
Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette over cucumber slices.

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette
adapted from: Best Dressed
makes approximately 1 1/3 c

1 large clove garlic - remove the green germ in the center - see photo below
1 t salt
fresh ground pepper
2 t honey
3 T sherry vinegar
1 small shallot, minced finely
1 t Dijon mustard
4 t smoked paprika

3/4 - 1 c olive oil or avocado oil (UPDATE: I prefer to use 3/4 c oil for this recipe)

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette. No more bottled salad dressings!
Remove the green germ stem, it imparts a hot flavor according to the authors of Best Dressed

Mince the garlic into a very fine pulp. Combine remaining ingredients through in a screw-top jar, shake well to combine, add oil, shake again.

Refrigerate until serving.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving to allow olive oil to melt. Shake well before serving on salad vegetables.

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!


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cookbook countdown 16 @ cookbook countdown
tickle my tastebuds tuesday @ loris creative creations
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
friendship friday @ create with joy
create bake grow gather @ shabby art boutique
pretty pinterest party @ the whole serving
weekend potluck @ mommys kitchen
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
4

Sunday Supper Suggestion, Poached Fish in Thai Coconut Curry Sauce.

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

We have been enjoying more fish in this house. Now that does not seem like a unique statement in any way except that for most of my years, I have not been a fan of fish. Give me some tartar sauce with my order of Fish and Chips and I thought fish was good, delicious even. But I don't think that really counts, there is so much more to enjoying fish than the occasional order of Fish and Chips.

Now my husband enjoys fish, a lot. He could eat it several times a week and does when he makes up a batch of tuna salad for sandwiches. Because of his enjoyment of fish, I am on the look out for more fish recipes and creative ways to serve it. I came across this dish on Alaska from scratch, and adapted it to our kitchen pantry.

Poached Fish in Thai Coconut Curry Sauce
Poached Fish in Tahi Coconut Curry Sauce

Poached Fish in Thai Coconut Sauce
adapted from Alaska from scratch.
serves 2 or 3

2 T olive oil - divided
12 oz fresh spinach
1 small onion, diced
1 large clove garlic minced
1 T red curry paste (we started timid, with 2 teaspoons, but will use more next time)
1 1/2 - 2 c chicken broth - use the full 2 c if you would like of a broth, instead of sauce
1 14 oz can coconut milk - we used lite
1 t sugar
4 fish fillets - we used 1 pound of pollack fillets
1/4 c cilantro, plus more for serving
1/2 half of a lime juiced, cut second half into wedges for serving
salt and pepper to taste

Hot cooked rice OR our favorite rice

Using 1 T oil saute spinach until wilted, remove from skillet and set aside.


Add remaining oil and saute the onion and garlic, do not brown, Add curry paste, broth, coconut milk and sugar, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer to reduce by about half. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, slip into the coconut milk broth, Spoon sauce over fish, cover and poach until done. Take care to not overcook the fish.

Divide the reserved spinach on serving plates or shallow bowls, place fillets over spinach. Quickly stir cilantro and the lime juice into the coconut sauce. Stir well, divide between the plates.


Garnish with additional cilantro and lime wedges.

Offer rice on the side.

Our Favorite Rice:
Add 2 chopped carrots when cooking 1 cup of rice (white or brown) per package directions. When rice is cooked, immediately stir in 1 c frozen peas and 1 can well-drained corn.

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!


Look for more suggestions, by searching #SundaySupperSuggestion.

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whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
good morning mondays @ darling downs diaries
modest monday @ the modest mom
the art of homemaking @ strangers and pilgrims
inspire me monday @ create with joy
tickle my tastebuds tuesday @ loris creative creations
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
friendship friday @ create with joy
create bake grow gather @ shabby art boutique
pretty pinterest party @ the whole serving
weekend potluck @ mommys kitchen
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads

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Wordless Wednesday, Scrambled Eggs with Sour Cream, Smoked Salmon and Capers


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Sunday Supper Suggestion, Quinoa Tabbouleh

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Quinoa Tabbouleh, fresh and bright, made with Quinoa grain
Quinoa Tabbouleh

In our community. there is a small chain of cafes that serve delicious Mediterranean food, called The Jerusalem Cafe.  I have enjoyed eating there for many years. I have always loved the Tabbouleh, it is so good. The thing I really enjoy about the food is that it is real home cooking. When I first starting eating there about 15 years ago, Mom and Dad cooked, in the first little spot in downtown Vancouver. Now the different cafes are run by family members, and I am thinking that even with Mom and Dad retired it is the same food and just like home.

The tabbouleh from Jerusalem Cafe is big on vegetables with lots of parsley and lemon. Also, it is made with whole wheat couscous, instead of Bulgar. But today I will (try to) translate my love of their tabbouleh into this recipe for Quinoa Tabbouleh.

Quinoa Tabbouleh, all the fresh flavors with Quinoa grain.
Ingredients for Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh
by the seat of my pants!
serves 4-6

2-3 c cooked Quinoa
1 bunch green onions, cleaned and sliced through 2 inches of the green section


1 bunch parsley, washed, shook dry and chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon*

1 tomato - diced small

1 English cucumber - diced small

1- 2 T minced fresh mint  - optional
olive oil to moisten, up to 1/4 c
1/2 t salt
Combine gently, chill until serving time.

* if you enjoy the tang of lemon, use the whole lemon.

Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

And now, it is very easy to sign up for
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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!


Look for more suggestions, by searching #SundaySupperSuggestion.

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wasteless wednesday @ skip the bag
to grandma house @ grandmas house diy
tickle my tastebuds @ loris culinary creations
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
full plate thursday @ miz helens
weekend potluck @ mommys kitchen
pretty pintastic party @ the whole serving
foodie friends friday @ wine lady cooks
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farms
friendship friday @ create with joy
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome

good morning mondays @ darling downs diaries
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Slow Cooker Granola, a great kitchen hack!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Granola, in your slow cooker, yep, your Slow Cooker!
Coconut Almond Granola.

Today I have a great kitchen hack for you. It all started with a broken stove. The oven actually, but since we removed it from the wall to unplug the power, then remove the element, it has stayed in that position awaiting the arrival of the element. Which was promised in 3 to 5 business days.

My dear husband requested that due to the exposed wires, we make due with other appliances for cooking in the meanwhile. This was not a burdensome request as we are well stocked with slow cookers, griddles, a small convection countertop oven and microwave. Actually, it became a challenge to see how we could continue cooking in the same manner and style without out a stove and standard oven.
Slow Cooker Granola, because the oven was out of commission.

There are some kitchen basics that needed to be made, as our storage jars are empty. One being granola. I did not relish the idea of the small countertop oven, not much granola was going to fit on that tiny baking tray. And I could see where spending all day making granola in that little guy, would not be my idea of a good time.

Honestly, I could have waited to make granola, it is only 3 to 5 business days, after all. But then while visiting Weekend Cooking, there is was, plain as daylight. Information and directions for making granola in your slow cooker. 

So the challenge was on!

Below you will find directions to take your favorite granola recipe and adapt it to the slow cooker. If you are searching for a granola recipe to enjoy, a few of those have been offered as well. I made our favorite Coconut Granola with Almonds recipe, to test the direction for you, and this process is a winner!

Granola made in your slow cooker, so easy, it is the perfect kitchen hack!
Slow Cooker Granola, so easy!

Kitchen Hack, Slow Cooker Granola
adapted from: Beth Fish Reads

1 slow cooker
your favorite granola recipe
oil or cooking/baking spray

Combine all granola ingredients into a very large bowl, mixing well.

Coat the inside of the slow cooker with oil or baking spray. Add the granola mixture.

Cover with the lid, however, leave one edge open by propping it to the side of the crock. This is important you must allow the moisture to escape.

Cook on high, stirring every 30 minutes until the granola has taken on a golden color and smells cooked, approximately 2 - 21/2 hours.

Trust me, it smells wonderful when done, you will know you have reached the end!

Transfer the granola back to the large bowl or a flat pan for cooling, again this is important, you want the remaining moisture to evaporate.

When completely cool, you may add dried fruit if desired and package up for storage.

I am sure you have your own favorite granola recipe, but just in case here are a couple you might enjoy also:

Coconut Granola with Almonds

Just Granola (but not Jessica's)

Here is a delicious Maple Granola, from Beth Fish Reads. This one I plan on trying, I do love real maple syrup in just about anything!

I hope you try this great kitchen hack, it works exactly like is should. And in case you were wondering, 3 to 5 business days, has come and gone.....

Slow Cooker Granola, use your favorite recipe or one of ours.

Enjoy!

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