Granola is one of those recipes that can get complicated quickly. The temptation to add every nut and berry known to man is overwhelming because it looks so darn good. BUT are your kids actually eating the drop dead gorgeous Granola? If yes, awesome. Skip this recipe. If not, then read on.
One of the things you realize pretty quickly after having kids is that some of them are fussy eaters. Actually, more than some of them. Most of them. When we first started eating clean, I would spend hours making a recipe only to have them revolt at the dinner table. It wasn’t so much the actual ingredients that freaked them out, rather the combination I was putting together. I would try and cram as many healthy foods into one meal. It looked fantastic in the cookbook and great on the plate, but it just wasn’t kid friendly. When I started keeping my ingredient list short, the kids started eating clean without the fuss.
When I make Granola, my number one goal is to give my kids an easy and tasty alternative to store bought cereals that they will actually eat. I keep it simple with minimal ingredients, but every now and again I may change it up with an extra type of nut or two, depending on what I have in my pantry.
The basic four ingredients are: Oats, Coconut, Butter & Honey (Plus one or two of the following: peanuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin or sunflower seeds).
- Dry Ingredients:
- 2 cups Organic Oats
- 1 Cup Desiccated or shredded Coconut
- 1/4 cup mixed nuts (I used Pumpkin Seeds in this batch)
- Wet Ingredients
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- Preheat Oven to 160 degrees Celsius or 300 degree Fahrenheit
- Mix all dry ingredients together
- Melt butter and honey together in a non stick pan then stir well through the dry ingredients. Use your hands if you need to mix well.
- Place on flat tray and spread out evenly. Pop the tray in the oven for about 15 min. Stir twice during cooking to cook evenly throughout.