lauren smith and derek fagerstrom are the owners of the curiosity shoppe in san francisco- they’re also design*sponge’s super-fantastic diy wednesday editors. whether they’re working on something for readymade magazine (derek is their projects editor) or creating an incredible installation for their shop (click here to see lauren and their shop in the mission), lauren and derek are always doing something creative. today they’re sharing a quick and easy recipe for granola- one of my favorite morning snacks. perfect for breakfast, on top of yogurt or just a snack to keep in a bag derek and lauren’s granola recipe is a great weekly staple. you can view more pictures and the full recipe after the jump below, or you can download the recipe in pdf form right here. enjoy! –kristina
[photo of lauren and derek after the jump by jessamyn harris]
3 cups rolled oats
1/4 raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
handful of brown sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients together in a big bowl.
Spread out on a cookie sheet
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, stirring and turning every 10 minutes until toasted. (Color will be a reddish brown when done)
After baking, allow to cool in pan thoroughly. Loosen granola from pan with a spatula, breaking it into small chunks as you go.
1-2 handfuls dried cranberries
1-2 handfuls raisins
Enjoy with yogurt, milk or as is!
Why we like this dish:
A few years ago, we asked all of our friends to share a favorite recipe for a collaborative cookbook. Lauren contributed this little gem, which she got from her mom. (You can download the PDF here.) We love it so much that we make a fresh batch every week. It’s super simple and crazy delicious, and much more affordable than the fancy stuff at the health food store.
Derek & Lauren