Friday, May 14, 2010

Frugal Tip Friday - for your breakfast!

I've been thinking about how to be more frugal with my morning and I have the perfect thing! Make your own granola! I was SHOCKED how easy it was. Granola or cereal like this:

can cost upwards of 5$ and some granola's can include things like partially hydrogenated oils, artifical flavorings and other preservatives.

So why not make your own!? Heres what you will need and how to make Granola:
3 cups oats - (large oats container 4$)
1 teaspoon salt (already have)
three tablespoons brown sugar (box is about 2$)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix together.



Here is the Wet mixture to mix separately and then add together-
1/3 cup honey (honey bear will cost you about 3$)
1/4 cup oil (I use whatever oil we have, olive oil is what we had)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (about 3$)

Mix all ingredients together and put on cookie pan. Put in oven at 300 for about 30 minutes, longer if you like your granola well done. Enjoy!
 













You can even reuse a plastic cracker container and store your granola inside like this one! Now you are being green and frugal!


Your total is only under 15$ which makes about 4-5 cups of granola! For me that is breakfast all week long. And the plus is that you've made it yourself so you know whats in it and oats are super healthy! Here is a bit about oats (from Wikipedia):

"Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol, due to its soluble fiber content.[3] After reports found that oats can help lower cholesterol, an "oat bran craze"[4][5] swept the U.S. in the late 1980s, peaking in 1989. The food fad was short-lived and faded by the early 1990s. The popularity of oatmeal and other oat products again increased after the January 1997 decision by the Food and Drug Administration that food with a lot of oat bran or rolled oats can carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease, when combined with a low-fat diet. This is because of the beta-glucan in the oats. Rolled oats have also long been a staple of many athletes' diets, especially weight trainers; given oatmeal's high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber which encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels. Oatmeal porridge also contains more B vitamins and calories than other kinds of porridges."

Hope you have a great weekend!
-Nikki



18 comments:

  1. Good Morning! Happy FF!
    Have a Great Weekend!

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  2. Well, that's pretty interesting. It is easy isn't it! Happy Friday Follow - I'm your latest follower. Hope you can do the same.

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  3. Happy Friday! It's my first one!

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  4. That looks very yummy!! Great recipe Nikki bicci!!!

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  5. I love how easy this recipe is! I think I am going to make some granola this weekend! I will let you know how it goes!
    Thank you!

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    Happy Friday! Hope to Blog with you again soon!

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  7. Love this! I'm going to try it!
    Have a great Weekend Nikki!

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  8. That's it? That is so easy. I was totally expecting a long drawn out process.

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  9. I love this! We have a bunch of granola addicts in this house and this recipe looks really affordable. I'll have to try it! I'm checking you out through tickled pink. :)

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  12. yeah...we love granola. Even though I know it to be true already, I am still amazed at how simple things like this can be to make and not only are they better for you but sooooo cost effective. Thank for linking to Tickled Pink!

    Holly

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  13. Yum! I LOVE oatmeal and granola, so this is perfect for me!

    Signed,
    Woman with the super smooth lips because of the lip stuff she won from you and LOVES

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  14. That's great, I love anything that you can make at home that isn't all salty and processed!

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  15. Yum, thanks for the recipe. I will have to try this one out!

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  16. I love making my own granola. It's so healthy and tasty especially warm out of the oven. Yum!

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  17. I already posted a comment about this yummy granola, but I wanted to say THANK YOU for your sweet comment on our engagement pictures! Gotta love Jack Johnson! :) We had such a great time. Have a great week!

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