We love granola in our household! Its wonderful in the morning for cereal, sprinkled on fruit and in the limited amount of yogurt we allow the kids. I have wanted to find a way to boost the kids daily intake of oats, nuts and seeds and stop buying so much of the boxed organic cereal. We run out of it all the time and I love having control over what items are included. I decided to make 2 batches because Ada, being super picky, wanted her’s plain without raisins or dried cranberries. What she doesn’t know is that both batches have a good amount of ground flax and crushed almonds which makes it a win for me! This recipe I found on In Honor Of Design is delicious. My house smelled amazing after it was done baking!
- 9 C. of Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 1/2 C. Ground Flaxseed (Energy Booster!)
- 1 C. Sliced Almonds
- 1/2 C. Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
- 2 C. Sweetened Coconut (or unsweetened if you prefer)
- 2 pkgs of Dried Cranberries
Wet Ingredients – Warm in a Pot
- 3/4 C. Honey
- 3/4 C. Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients, EXCEPT cranberries, in a large bowl. Pour warmed wet ingredients over granola. Stir until well combined. Divide granola onto two large baking pans and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Let cool then stir in dried cranberries.