lately i've got this obsession with breakfast food. pancakes, poached or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, mushrooms sauteed with garlic & butter, english muffins etc. and i was rather pleased with my rendition of my breakfast items, especially the hollandaise sauce. making granola is also on my to-do list coz they're really good eaten on their own, with milk or yoghurt. i usually have alot of nuts at home, especially the expensive ones like hazelnuts, pistachios & walnuts for baking plus leftover iranian dates from ramadan few months back so granola is the way to go.
and i tell ya, these are real addicting to eat! as i was mixing the honey & ground cinnamon into the nuts & rolled oats, i couldn't stop stealing bites tho they were unbaked. of coz, as i put these into the oven, the smell of cinnamon that wafted through my kitchen was so intoxicating i couldn't help but eat more after that :p the best part was the toasted hazelnuts and strawberry flavored craisins (dried cranberries) i got from cold storage. felt like i was eating gummy bears. and the good thing is you can add your favorite fruits & nut combination and keep these as "backups" tightly kept in airtight containers in the fridge.