Friday, December 17, 2010

Granola Gift Jars

If you've been visiting my blog for a while, you know that I make granola every year to pass out to neighbors and friends. Each year I like to package it a little differently, and this year I decided to use some of the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric to jazz up my gift jars.

I cut the fabric with my Big Shot and Scallop Circle die. The scallop makes a pretty little ruffle around the ring once it is secured around the mouth of the jar. These are regular-mouth pint size jars. I would not recommend using the wide-mouth jars with this project, as it would be too large to fit with the Scallop Circle.

Here's a picture of each of the different fabrics on the jars:

The granola recipe I use is my sister-in-law's and it is very tasty (and easy). If you want to make some of your own, here's the recipe:
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup shredded coconut (this really adds a nice sweet flavor)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup veg. oil
1/4 cup honey
1 to 2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4-1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 small package sliced almonds and/or pecans
3/4 - 1 cup wheat germ
raisins, craisins, dried apples...your choice
Mix all ingredients listed above the line. Spray a large baking sheet
with Pam. I use a 10x15 jelly roll pan. Bake at 275 for 15 minutes.
Stir. Bake for another 15 minutes. Stir. Bake for another 10 minutes
or until golden brown. Cool completely. Stir in wheat germ. You can also add raisins, craisins, dried apples, etc after it has cooled. Make it different
every time!

This will be my last post for the year. I'll be taking a holiday break until mid-January or so and then I'll be back with lots to share. I hope you have a blessed holiday and best wishes for 2011!

1 comment:

Nance Leedy said...

Hi Jen, I enjoy visiting your blog and have given you a Stylish Blogger award. Come over to my blog to pick it up! Cheers!