Ginger Thyme Granola

Good morning to my cupboard barren of cereal.  Good morning to my refrigerator bereft of milk.  I have things that I can make without going to the grocery store.  I can go one or two more days without spending money.  Today I will have Cheddar Cheese Polenta (Or maybe its grits if you are having it for breakfast. Hmmm…  Will someone from the south please tell me?) with salsa and scrambled eggs.  Even better, I will plan ahead with a little baking and tomorrow I will have Ginger and Thyme Granola on my yogurt.  Day 28 without going to the grocery store.

Ginger Thyme Granola

Ginger Thyme Granola
If you haven’t yet tried Fiore olive oils, they are delicious and healthy and heaven!

4 cups whole rolled oats
1/4 cup minced crystallized ginger
1 cup whole flake coconut
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves; about 1 sprig
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Fiore vanilla balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and transfer to a parchment-lined 9×13 pan.  Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Makes 5 cups

Annie
Keeping a promise to myself