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Crunchy Coconut Granola

Here is the Granola recipe we all love in our home. The oats are imbued with  mild coconut flavor and there is so  much good things in it, namely nuts, fruits and honey. Enjoy inshAllah.

Ingredients-

Rolled oats- 3 cups

Coconut Oil- 1/4 cup

Raw sugar- 4 tablespoon

Honey- 1/4 cup

Nuts- 1/2 cup (sliced/chopped)

Dried fruit- 1/2 cup

Direction-

1. Preheat oven to 325 degree.

2. Combine rolled oats. coconut oil, sugar in a bowl. Mix well with hand or spoon.

3. Pour the coated oats in a baking pan. Bake for 12 minutes.

4. Take out the pan from the oven, stir, add honey, nuts and dried fruit.

5. Bake for 5 more minutes.

The granola is great for breakfast and also as a snack.

Alhamdulillah.

 

 

Pb and J cookie and picture :)

Ingredients-

All purpose flour- 1 and 1/4 cup

baking Powder- 1/2 t

Baking Soda- 1/2 t

Peanut Butter- 3/4 ( creamy)

Butter- 1/2 cup ( 1 stick, at room temperature)

Brown Sugar- 1/3 cup

White Sugar- 1/3 cup

Egg- 1, large, at room temperature

Jam- 1/2 cup or more

Directions-

1. Mix butter and peanut butter. Add egg, mix well.

2. Add brown sugar and white sugar to the mix. Beat well.

3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda. Beat.

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4. Make small balls. I used a small icecream scoop so the cookies are the same size..

5. Preheat oven at 325 degree. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Bring out the cookies to make indentation. I used the back of a pestle to get the job done without scorching my thumb.

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6. Bake for 5 more minutes. Let it cool. Spoon jam into the cookies. I used mixed fruit conserve.

Alhamdulillah!

Pb and J cookie picture

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint cookie

Ingredients-

All purpose flour- 1 and 1/4 cup

baking Powder- 1/2 t

Baking Soda- 1/2 t

Peanut Butter- 3/4 ( creamy)

Butter- 1/2 cup ( 1 stick, at room temperature)

Brown Sugar- 1/3 cup

White Sugar- 1/3 cup

Egg- 1, large, at room temperature

Jam- 1/2 cup or more

Directions-

1. Mix butter and peanut butter. Add egg, mix well.

2. Add brown sugar and white sugar to the mix. Beat well.

3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda. Beat.

 

 

4. Make small balls. I used a small icecream scoop so the cookies are the same size..

5. Preheat oven at 325 degree. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Bring out the cookies to make indentation. I used the back of a pestle to get the job done without scorching my thumb.

6. Bake for 5 more minutes. Let it cool. Spoon jam into the cookies. I used mixed fruit conserve.

Alhamdulillah!

Spinach with caramalized onion and garlic

Ingredients-

Spinach- chopped, frozen, in a 1 lb bag

onion- 1/2 of a white, medium onion, sliced thinly.

Garlic- 4/5 cloves, sliced thinly

Red pepper- 3, whole, dried

Vegetable oil- 3 tablespoon

Salt- 1/2 teaspoon

Direction-

1. Heat oil in a shallow pan.

2. Add the sliced onion, garlic and cook over medium high heat until caramalized.Image

3. Add frozen spinach, whole red pepper, salt. Stir to mix everything.

4. Cook covered for 20 minutes over medium heat.

5. Serve with rice.

 

Chewy Granola Bar

I had some some expired Sunflower seeds, one shrivelled apple and some unhappy looking dates that needed to be used up, so I tinkered with an old bar recipe and loved the new twist on an old recipe. I hate wasting food so alhamdulillah that I found a way to save my apple, dates and seeds and to top it all I love how it came together for me, chewy, not too sweet and uber healthy. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

All purpose flour-3/4 cup

Rolled Oat- 1 cup

Salt- a pinch

 Canola/Vegetable Oil- 1/4 cup

Dates- 1/2 to 3/4 cup, chopped into small pieces

Sunflower seeds- 3/4 cup

Apple- 1, grated

Brown sugar- 1/4 cup

Steps-

1. Mix flour, oats, sugar and salt.

2. Mix grated apple, chopped dates, sunflower seeds, oil.

3. Mix both until incorporated, do not overmix.

4. Bake at 325 degree for about 30 minutes.

5. Makes 8 bars.

 

 

 

Tree House part 1

Tree House part 1

Twigs
Clay
Small wood pieces
Hot glue

apricot flower

apricot flower

Happy Spring

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