A couple of years ago, a fellow twin mama published this granola recipe on her blog. I make it frequently. In fact, my kitchen feels a little empty if we don’t have something in the granola container.
My girls always help me make the granola, and I actually let them measure everything. My sense is that the measurements don’t have to be super precise, which is a good thing with a couple of littles in the kitchen.
Here’s the recipe the way I make it (more or less):
4 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (uncooked)
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup whole wheat flour or wheat germ
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp. (or so) of cinnamon
1/4-1/2 cup slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 250. Mix oats, coconut, and wheat flour/germ. Dump in butter and honey (enough to make it moist but not super sticky…add more honey if necessary). Toss mixture in a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish. Bake for about 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes, until golden brown.
I’ve never added anything else, but if you’d like dried fruit, like raisins or cranberries, or chocolate chips in your granola, add them after baking.
If I’m making this just for our family, I usually make 1/2 a recipe. We LOVE this over Greek yogurt in the mornings. (And this mama loves it over ice cream — with a little chocolate syrup — after the girls are in bed!) This also makes a great gift (and looks super-cute in a pretty mason jar).
MandyE is mom to five-year old fraternal twin girls. She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.