Granola. It’s versatile, it’s healthy and it’s really easy to make. No really it is. And you can put just about anything in it. Don’t have almonds? That’s no problem add pecans. Don’t like cranberries? So add some raisins instead. Like it all? Then throw it all in. That’s the beauty of granola. It can be whatever you want it to be.
If you want a healthy kid friendly recipe this one is the answer. From the very minute I finished this batch of granola, Nicholas was all over it. He loves it with yogurt and a sprinkle of honey over the top. In fact, he’s had a bowl of it every day this week. And I love that it has flax seeds, nuts, oats and berries in it; I know he’s getting a healthy breakfast. Mix and match the nuts and fruit to your child’s likes, but just make it! I promise your children will love it. Oh, and you will too. Here’s what you’ll need:
4 Cups of Oats (Not Quick Cooking)
11/2 Cups of Pistachios
11/2 Cups of Sunflower Seeds
1/2 Cup of Flax Seeds
1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup (Half a Stick) of Butter, Melted
1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup
1/8 tsp of Nutmeg
1/4 tsp of Cinnamon
1 tsp of Vanilla
1/2 tsp of Almond Extract
1 8 Oz Pkg of Dried Cherries
First up, throw everything into a large bowl and mix it up good with the exception of the dried cherries. Once it’s mixed up well, spread it out on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Now throw it into your oven set to 375 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Pull it out when it’s golden brown.
Let it cool and then add in your dried fruit.
And that’s that! Now all that’s left to do is eat it. Eat it with yogurt, make it into cookies (yep, that’s a future recipe you’ll be seeing in the not so distant future), or just grab a handful straight up. There’s never a bad time to grab a handful of this delicious treat!