I've mentioned before that I cook simply to keep everyone in our family alive (let's just say that it isn't one of my passions.) That being said, I have also enjoyed granola since I was a child, but then I became a grown up and found out how darn expensive it was to buy at the grocery store.
Last year I discovered an easy recipe online and thought that today I would show you just how easy it is to make at home.
P.S. My kids love it!
3 Cups Old- Fashioned Oats
2 Cups Rice Cereal (I usually use Rice Krispies or a store brand.)
1 Cup Shredded Coconut, Sweetened
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Honey or Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Oil
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
Above is the original recipe, however I always make a double batch. The pictures below reflect making two batches at once.
Begin by mixing the oats, rice cereal, coconut & salt in a bowl.
Next melt the brown sugar, honey & oil in a pot on the stove.
Then pour half of the melted mixture onto the dry ingredients...and stir. Then pour the rest of the mixture onto the dry ingredients...and stir.
Next, divide the granola onto two baking sheets and put them in the oven at 225* for one hour.
Half way through the cooking time (after 30 mins.) you will want to stir the granola.
Allow the granola to cool and then store it in an airtight container. (And don't forget to grab a bowl before your kids devour it!) ;-)
This recipe has become a staple in our home so I keep all of the key ingredients on hand in our pantry.
I hope that you enjoy it!
Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe or something that your family really enjoys when you make it?