Super Easy, Nut Free Granola

We are doing some serious pantry cooking for the next couple of weeks.  Coming back from vacation reality hits!  This time hard.  But we have creativity, and since I have begun this journey of cooking old school, I have learned the necessity of invention.  We also have to be creative because I have a son who is sooooooo very allergic to almost everything, but deathly to peanuts. I was looking up recipes for granola, and not surprisingly, they all have nuts in them.  So I worked it, creating a recipe that is allergy friendly and tasty.

This recipe is called
Super Easy Granola

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water

Combine together ad cook until all ingredients are dissolved.

Add five cups of quick oats and stir until coated.

Add 1 cup of raisins.

Spread on large cookie sheet, or in my case, as very large cake pan.  I also placed wax paper on the pan.

Place in a 275 degree oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

When done, let cool, and add allergy friendly chocolate chips.  We use Enjoy Life brand.  Free of every allergy you can think of!

The result is true deliciousness!

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday Morning Donut Holes

So deliciously wrong.  These donuts are yummy and sinful all in the same bite.  But I must say, there is nothing better than a fresh donut, and these will leave your family begging you to make them again.  Although, I do not recommend making these on a daily.  More of a once a week or once a year event.  Not because they were difficult to make, quite the contrary, but instead, they are chalked full of calories and sugar.  But everyone needs a good treat every now and then, so please enjoy my great grandmothers recipe for delicious Sparkle Donut Balls!


Sparkle Donut Balls Recipe by Hulda Helberg
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
sugar and cinamon for rolling
powdered sugar for rolling
Beat egg in bowl with rotary beater until thick and light.  Add sugar, beating well.  Stir in melted butter.  Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix well.  Dough will be very soft.(And I found crumbly)
Mold into balls and drop into 1 1/2″ of fat. (I used canola oil)  Apiece of dough will brown in 1 minute to tell if it is hot enough.  Fry for two to three minutes or until golden brown on all sides.  Remove from fat with slotted spoon and place on paper towel to drain.  When cooled, roll in cinamon and sugar mixture or powdered sugar.
The final part was a great deal of fun to do with my kids!