Fun and Easy Granola – recipe

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESToday my home is filled with the delicious smells of homemade granola!

Granola makes a yummy and quick breakfast or snack, and is a fun and gratifying activity to do with kids with just a bit of oversight from you!

And if you’ve ever seen the price for ready made granola in the store, after making this you’ll wonder why anyone would pay so much. :)

Fun and Easy Granola

  • 3 c. rolled oats
    • 1/2 c. oil
    • 1/4 – 1/2 c. sweetener (honey, date syrup, sugar)
    • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. coarsely chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts)
  • 1 c. shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c. sesame seeds
  • 1 c. sunflower seeds (or sliced almonds, chopped walnuts)
  • optional – dried fruit (eg raisins, banana chips, papaya, mango, apple – anything!) chocolate chips –

Mix the oil, sweetener and vanilla together and heat over a low flame for 5 minutes.  Pour the hot mixture over the oats and mix thoroughly.  Spread in a thin layer on a baking pan, then bake at 300 degrees for about 45, stirring periodically.  Mix the remaining dry ingredients and add them to the cooled oats.  If you want to add dried fruit or chocoiate chips, you can also add that now.

That’s it!

Not so photogenic but very delicious!

Doesn’t look like much but it tastes sooo good!

– I made three times this recipe, using 1 kg of oats as a base.  I used coconut oil but you can use any oil.

– If you’re using sugar for your sweetener then stay to the lower side of the recommended amount.

– Granola is incredibly flexible and you can add in all kinds of nuts and dried fruit to keep it different and fun every time.

Avivah

 

8 thoughts on “Fun and Easy Granola – recipe

  1. Sounds like a great recipe! I love making granola with my kids and they LOVE eating it!! It is such a fun, easy, healthy snack!

    1. I agree, R! We make it for Shabbos breakfast to hold the kids over until lunch – it’s something special and at the same time filling and relatively nutritious.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Blima! I’m editing accordingly.

      I originally mixed all the ingredients up, then put the sweetener mixture on it and baked it all. I didn’t want to add the fruit at that time because baking it would dry it out, so I wrote out the instructions according to that. Then I decided it was better to roast the oat mixture without the additions and changed the rest of the instructions but overlooked this.

  2. Hi Avivah,

    Thanks so much for this easy, delicious recipe :) Made it for Shabbat breakfast, everyone loved it. Off to make some more now for us to take on a long car trip with us…

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