Honey and Cinnamon Granola
There are not many things I allow my kiddos to get up from the table and not eat. On occasion I do have a few exceptions. One is oatmeal. I have no problem eating oatmeal raisin cookies, but cooked oatmeal – blah. My son agrees with me. He agrees cooked oatmeal tastes funny, and that includes chewing and swallowing. But oatmeal is so good for you. So if we can’t eat cooked oatmeal I am shooting for what seems to be the very best next thing, honey and cinnamon granola. It’s not cooked oatmeal but it is a source of fiber, protein and fruit. And most importantly, these things taste good!
Servings: Hmmm depends on how you use it. We may use this recipe as a snack, on cereal or yogurt. This recipe fills up a quart sized bag easy. If placed in a sealed container it can last 2 weeks…maybe even a month. Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 40 -45 mins Total Time: 50 mins
Ingredients3 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned oatmeal) 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt 1/3 cup honey ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil ½ cup nuts (optional) ½ cup fruit (dried fruit or raisins)
DirectionsPreheat oven to 250 degrees. First mix in a bowl oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl mix honey and oil. Pour wet mixture (oil and honey) into oat dry mixture. Mix well (hands work best if you ask me). Bake for about 40-45 minutes. Stir every 10-15 minutes.
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