Food Storage Recipes: Honey Granola

Baking Ingredients, Oats Recipes, Recipes
After I wrote up our All About Honey post last week Julie mocked me saying "I don't think I know anyone who loves honey as much as you do!" Well I'm afraid it is probably the truth. So I may be a bit over-enthused but I was TOTALLY excited to try this recipe! I meant for this to be a Sunday night treat for the family but the night got too busy and I ended up cooking it at midnight after the kids were in bed and my hubby was off to work an overnight shift. Needless to say I'm not TOO sad that I get to sit and enjoy eating it myself while I type up this post :) So here is the infamous Honey Granola recipe I got…
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All About Oats

Grains, Oats
If you are just getting started with grains, make sure to go to our Step 5: Grains page where we give you a long list of grains which can/should be part of your food storage. We focus a lot on wheat as it is one of the most versatile grains and is really a staple of any “food storage diet” but it's not the only grain you should store. Oats are one of the grains listed in most food storage calculators and we definitely recommend storing them. Types of Oats: For long term food storage purposes you should consider storing one of three varieties of oats: Steel Cut Oats - This variety is often sold in bulk, in #10 cans, and in emergency preparedness stores. These are oat groats which…
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Food Storage Recipe: Granola Bars

Grains, Oats, Oats Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
I realized back in my Whole Wheat Update Post I never gave you the recipe I have been using for Granola Bars. Since I don't really like oatmeal for breakfast that much, I figured trying out different granola bar recipes would be a good way to use my oats. I got this recipe from Granola bars can be tricky, some people like them crunchy some like them soft. This recipe is pretty basic and you can switch out the chocolate chips for raisins or whatever your family likes. Easy Granola Bars Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour that I ground) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup butter, softened -- Better believe I substituted this with Applesauce…
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