Great Granola

As summer approaches, so does berry season.  And one of the best summer breakfast combinations is fresh berries with a great homemade granola.  You can add cold milk,  yogurt, or even ice cream for a real treat.

Homemade granola is not only easy to make, it is completely customizable.  Try this simple recipe and have fun experimenting with some add ins like: chia seeds, coconut, pepitas, raisins, other dried fruits, and nuts.  The possibilities are endless.

  • 3 cups Swany White Oatmeal
  • Up to 2 cups of your favorite add ins
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil Or Other Neutral Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

1.) Preheat oven to 300ºF.

2.) In a large bowl, stir to combine oatmeal and add is so that it is mixed well.

3.) In another bowl, combine maple syrup, brown sugar, oil, and salt.

4.) Combine the syrup mixture with the oatmeal mixture, and mix well.

5.) Spread the granola evenly onto a sheet pan.

6.) Bake for 45 minutes being sure to stir about halfway through.

7.) Let the granola cool completely, then enjoy!!

This granola can be stored in an airtight container 2 weeks, at room temperature.

 

Baking a Better Bun

 

It is that time of year again when we are all anxious to get out our grills and fill our stomachs with the glorious tastes of summer.  Here in Minnesota, nothing says summer like a juicy hamburger with all of the fixings. With the Memorial Day just around the corner, why not beef up your holiday picnic with hamburgers served on fresh homemade buns made with Swany White Flour?  Try this quick and easy recipe:

What you will need:

  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups Swany White flour
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Making your buns:

1.) Dissolve yeast in a bowl large enough to mix your dough.

2.) Once the yeast is dissolved, add the oil and sugar, mix and let rest for about five minutes.

3.) Add the egg, salt and slowly add the Swany White flour until a soft dough forms.

4.) Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.  This should take about 3-5 minutes.

5.) Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and make them into balls.

6.) Place dough balls onto a greased baking sheet about 3″ apart.

7.) Cover the buns and let them rest for about 10 minutes.

8.) Bake at buns 425° for about 8-12 minutes or until they reach a golden brown color.

9.) When baking is complete, remove buns from the baking sheet to a rack to cool.

 

**Will make one dozen buns.**