Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Easy Granola Recipe (That My Kids Love!)

Easy Granola Recipe

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!

Ingredients:

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.

Step 1:
Begin by mixing the oats, rice cereal, coconut & salt in a bowl.

mixing granola with oats, rice cereal & coconut


Step 2:
Next melt the brown sugar, honey & oil in a pot on the stove.


making homemade granola


Step 3:
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.


making homemade granola


Step 4:
Next, divide the granola onto two baking sheets and put them in the oven at 225* for one hour.


making yummy homemade granola

Step 5:
Half way through the cooking time (after 30 mins.) you will want to stir the granola.

granola fresh out of the oven

Step 6:
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!) ;-)

easy granola recipe that my kids love

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!

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much ! Can't wait to try it out !

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  2. My Dad makes his own granola, similar to this (oats, coconut, honey, oil) but with roasted cashew nuts and then lots of dried fruit added at the end when it's cooled. Every batch is different but the smell of it baking is the smell of home to me (and I *still* get told off for picking the bits of dried papaya and dried pineapple out of the storage pot, even though I'm nearly 40!)

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  3. Pumpkin pancakes! My kids live em. I just doctor up and old pancake batter with pumpkin puree, vanilla, & cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice) we eat tons of these and the flavor combo works well for many breakfast staples for us.... waffles, oatmeal, cream of wheat.... we mix in pureed pumpkin and spices to taste and makes them so tasty I hardly use syrup anymore. :) I do add some brown sugar too when I make oatmeal but for the bread type things just the squash and spices. -becca

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  4. Sounds delish Sarah, iI bet my boys would love it. Pinned!

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  5. Looks delicious! Can you tell me if it's C or F for the 230 temperature? 230 would be very very hot (like for a pizza)... for me. Thanks!

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    1. Nicola,

      Great question! It is 225 F.

      ~Sarah

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