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granola cookies

In January I blogged about Providence Granola, an organization in Rhode Island that acts as a training ground for refugees: it gives them jobs in its granola-making operation, so they can learn about work and life in the United States while improving their English. Most then go on to get other jobs elsewhere in the community.

I gave some of the granola to the forest creatures (except the ninja girl; she's not a fan of dried fruit). Little Springtime made cookies with some of hers, and that inspired me to do the same. I chronicled the process for Providence Granola.

Here are some photos to tempt you...






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cmcmck
Apr. 22nd, 2016 12:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a really nice way to use granola.

Have you tried making chocolate bars with it?
asakiyume
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:34 pm (UTC)
I have not; I prefer not to mix granola-like stuff with chocolate. However! Their Valentine's mix (the one with the red label in the picture above) did have chocolate in it.
queenoftheskies
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:01 pm (UTC)
Those look so delicious! Makes me wish I could eat granola.
asakiyume
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:36 pm (UTC)
I wish you could too! I linked Sartorias to the muesli, which is much less sweet. Well, it's still sweet--it's not like plain old rolled oats--but it's somewhat less sweet. Is that something you could eat? (This is not to push you buy this--people who read here have already been great about supporting these guys--I'm just curious in a general way.)
sartorias
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:10 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos! (Though that stuff sounds way, WAY too sweet.)
asakiyume
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:33 pm (UTC)
They have a muesli that isn't so sweet. (I point it out not to induce you to order but just to let readers know.)
sartorias
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:36 pm (UTC)
Still over the top for us, but I've got them in mind for gifts if the right person comes along.
asakiyume
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:40 pm (UTC)
*nodding*

People here have been really generous about supporting these guys--I don't mean to be pushy!

(How can I say that and still post... I guess... this is my main platform? So I'm putting it here to go out to the world. But I don't mean to overtax my friends, and *especially* not people who can't eat granola (like Janice) or who can't eat/don't care for very sweet things.)
sartorias
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:42 pm (UTC)
Posting about them in your space doesn't seem like pushing to me. Emailing everybody and scolding them into buying a thing, now that's what I call pushing! (And I've had people do that, for the best of reasons, but it does cause resentment.) But talking about them reminds us of their existence, and people are free to choose to follow up, or not.
cucumberseed
Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:16 pm (UTC)
I should really get some breakfast... (rumble rumble)
asakiyume
Apr. 23rd, 2016 04:28 am (UTC)
What did you end up having?
cucumberseed
Apr. 23rd, 2016 03:35 pm (UTC)
Cereal! Mini-wheatish things.
pameladean
Apr. 22nd, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
That is handsome packaging! Like others here, I need to severely limit my consumption of sugar, but I'll keep it in mind for gifts.

P.
asakiyume
Apr. 23rd, 2016 04:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
xjenavivex
Apr. 23rd, 2016 11:59 am (UTC)
Granola is usually very tasty. The cookies sound good.
asakiyume
Apr. 24th, 2016 12:59 am (UTC)
They are really tasty! Very rich.
mnfaure
Apr. 24th, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
Tried to leave a comment on their site but it didn't work. Those look like the perfect cookies, crisp and chewy at the same time.

Sadly I can't order from the granola company, but I might try to make some with some homemade granola.
asakiyume
Apr. 24th, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
They were mainly just chewy, but the granola bits did offer some crunch! I think I'll have fun trying cookies with other different flavors.

If you make some granola, I want to hear all about what you put in it!
mnfaure
Apr. 24th, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
Taking the last of the cookies out of the oven in 2 minutes. :D

I recently made this (http://www.earthsprout.com/?p=6213) granola recipe, or followed it as closely as possible (don't have chia seeds or hemp hearts). Mine didn't really make gravel, but it is still tasty. I doubled the recipe and made one batch the suggested flavor of cardamom and chamomile and the the other with raw cacao powder, cinnamon, and clementine zest.

ETA: Cookies were very tasty. :D

Edited at 2016-04-24 02:02 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Apr. 24th, 2016 02:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, the photos at the earthsprout entry are sure beautiful.

Which flavor did you end up enjoying more, the cacao-cinnamon-clementine (I'm thinking that those make a great combination) or the cardamom-chamomile? Or were they both equally good?

mnfaure
Apr. 24th, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
I like both, but the cardamom-chamomile wins for originality. :D
DudeShoes
Apr. 26th, 2016 12:21 pm (UTC)
Great idea! Just bought some more Providence Granola yesterday. Makes me happy.
asakiyume
Apr. 26th, 2016 12:23 pm (UTC)
Me too ♥
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