Saturday, March 19, 2011

I'm such a hippie

We had homemade yogurt over homemade granola this morning.  I'm such a hippie.  I know.  I can hear you say, "What?  What is a lazy girl like you doing making homemade things you can buy from the store?"  Well, I'm also cheap.  Granola is expensive and we go through a TON of yogurt around here.  AND.... they're super duper easy to make.  Seriously.  Would I make them otherwise?  Crockpot365 (link here) is an amazing website dedicated to cooking without having to pay attention to it.  Awesome.  I know.  She has recipes for yogurt (link here) and granola (link here)

Basically... (But go to her website for exact instructions)...

Dump half a gallon of milk in the crock on low. 
Leave it alone 2.5 hrs. 
Turn it off and cover it. 
Leave it alone for 3 hours.
Mix 2 c of the milk with 1/2 c yogurt and mix it back in.
Leave it alone for 8 hours.

Dump the oats, some butter, and everything else you want to add in the crock on high.
Vent the lid with a chopstick (isn't that part funny?)
Leave it alone for 3-4 hours, except when you start to smell the wonderful granola smell and remember to stir it.

Cheap and (moderately) lazy.  I prefer full-board lazy, but cheap does sometimes take over.


  1. I've been making yogurt for a few months, but this is my first attempt at granola... praying for good results!!

  2. good luck :) hope your conference went well and your denim jumper made it though safely :)