Saturday, March 17, 2012

Peanut butter granola + Woody Allen and Larry David

Peanut butter granola / Granola de manteiga de amendoim

A couple of nights ago I was on my couch, watching “House M.D.” and being horrified by the fact that a child almost as tall as me was wearing diapers on that episode when the reminder for "Whatever Works" appeared on my screen; after watching the movie I thanked the Universe for putting Woody Allen and Larry David together – the witty text, perfectly performed by the fantastic David and a very sharp and talented Evan Rachel Woods, with the addition of a divine, funny and gorgeous Patricia Clarkson made me laugh so hard I was afraid my neighbors would think I’m crazy. :)
There are hundreds of great lines throughout the movie – you can find some of them here – and one of them is absolutely real: “The human race. They've had to install automatic toilets in public restrooms, because people can't be entrusted to flush a toilet.” – it always amazes me – in a very bad way – that the Man has walked on the moon but some people seem incapable of flushing a freaking toilet. Go figure. :D

This die-hard fan of "Mighty Aphrodite" loved the movie and if you like Allen’s sense of humor I’m sure you’ll love it too – watch it and then let me know what you think. Can I ask for one more thing? Make this granola – it’s the best granola I’ve ever eaten and the real challenge here was stop eating it right out of the oven so there would be at least half of it left to store in an airtight container. :D
The recipe comes from a website I adore so much I cannot wait to buy their book.

Peanut butter granola
slightly adapted from the always amazing Food52

250g rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon table salt
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup (44g) lightly brown sugar, packed
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup (110g) dried cranberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 165°C/325°F.
Combine oats, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter, oil, brown sugar, honey and vanilla. Pour mixture over granola and stir until oats are fully coated.
Spread gently in an ungreased 22x32cm (13x9in) pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until granola is toasted, stirring gently every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan.
Stir in fruit, if using, and store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to a month.

Serves 8-10


Magda | My Little Expat Kitchen said...

I'm a huge fan of Woody Allen and Larry David. I think I have watched Woody's movies hundreds of times, no kidding.
I also love Curb your enthusiasm. Have you watched that show? Larry David is hilarious.
I have never made granola before. I have to give it a try!

Unknown said...

The recipe looks amazing and I'll have to watch the movie, it sounds great!!!

brookeO said...

I've never made homemade granola. I'm going to try this over the weekend. Thanks for the motivation!

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) said...

I love granola & I love peanut butter - this is a match made in heaven!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Magda, I love "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld"!

Sarah said...

I haven't yet seen this movie! Unacceptable since I am a huge Woody Allen fan. Have you seen Midnight in Paris yet? One of my favorites!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sarah, I looooove "Midnight in Paris"! It's adorable - and who can resist Hemingway and Salvador Dalí? :)

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