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Posted By Jennifer Pallian On December 4, 2012 @ 11:31 am In Breakfast | 168 Comments
I am really, really late in jumping on the Pinterest wagon. I kinda just didn’t get it. Then suddenly it made sense to me. And now I am OBSESSED. I’ve discovered so many great new food blogs through it. And have a massive list of DIY projects that I’m feeling pretty
Ok, now granola. I love homemade granola – I almost always have a batch in the freezer (where it keeps fresh for months! I eat it straight from frozen – it just takes 5 minutes for the dried fruit to soften up).
But the thing is, I specifically like clumpy homemade granola. I don’t love the granola that is distinct oat flakes + fruit pieces + nuts. No, I like them to be clustered together in delicious crunchy parcels. I discovered the secret to making this happen. All you have to do is pulse some of the oats in the food processor – it makes everything bind together!
This particular recipe is a special kind of delicious. I don’t usually eat chocolate for breakfast… but it just sorta happened. And it was really, really good. But you can leave the chocolate out if you’re inclined.
This granola, you don’t stir. You press it into a baking pan and bake it in a solid piece. Then when it’s cool, you break it up into clusters of desired magnitude. The clusters will be quite chewy, rather than rock-hard like most granolas. If you prefer a really crunchy granola, simply bake it for another 5-10 minutes.
Here’s your to do list, okay?
1. Make granola
2. Follow Foodess on Pinterest 
And on another technology-related topic – a major fail on my part. Many of my Foodess contact form messages, which are directed to my email account, have been wrongly routed to my spam folder. I had the urge to poke around in there last week and I found a dozen lovely questions and comments from you in there. Though I responded to those, because my spam folder automatically empties every month, I have no idea how many others I’ve missed. If I missed yours, I am so sorry!!! There’s nothing I love more than your comments on my posts, and when you send me a personal message, I promise I would never ignore it intentionally.
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