Friday, February 22, 2008

Our Granola Recipe

(with approximate cost)

1 cup honey (have used browm sugar) $1.00

1 stick of butter (have used canola oil) $0.50

6-7 cups old fashioned oatmeal $1.50

1/2 box Multi-grain flakes (great value brand from W-mart) $0.75

Cinnamon $0.05

Total $3.80

Melt the honey and butter together in a large stock pot over low to medium heat. Add in oats and flakes and toss to mix well. Spread onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 250 degrees for 20 to thirty minutes, until toasty and slightly browned. Let cool completely(try to keep your kids from eating half of it before you can get it put away:) Store in an airtight container.

Some great ideas for add-ins, after it is baked

raisins

nuts or seeds

coconut

banana chips (with walnuts makes a great banana bread flavor)

Another tip for larger families...Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to help the kids practice portion control. This is such a hit around our house it rarely last more that a couple of days!
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4 comments:

GiddyRobinMama said...

Oh that is so funny I made granola last night, using similiar recipe, I didn't use any cereal, just butter, oats, brown sugar, honey (maple syrup), cinnamon, vanilla and coconut. Every time I make it though I seem to burn one of the 2 batches, gotta really watch it. PS Since making it last night, we have already eaten half of it! So good with milk and or yogurt and good for you!!!!
More people should try this at home:)

Mrs. L said...

I have been looking for a good home made granola recipe. I'm definitely going to try this one this weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Oh this looks delicious!! My family would love this. Thanks for sharing.

Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

Oh, I've never thought of adding cereal flakes before...

And I bet you could add rice crispies, too...

The ideas, they are flowing now!

Thanks!