(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
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
nuts or seeds
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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