This past week, I’ve been struggling to find things that I can give my son. Most boxes cereals have soy as an ingredient. My son LOVES cereal and would eat it all day long if I’d let him. After a very frustrating trip to the grocery store, and purchasing a tiny $4.99 box of granola, I decided to take matters in my own hands. I thought it would be hard to make granola but it was surprisingly very easy! I even had all the ingredients in my pantry! Let’s make some granola!
- 4 Cups Rolled Oats
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup raisins
First things first, grab your strongest kid and put them to work smashing the pecans! I like to put the pecans in a baggie and then give my son a meat tenderizer to hammer them out.
While your kid is happily pounding away, bring the oil, honey, cinnamon, and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring to make sure all ingredients are well dissolved and blended. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract.
Combine the oats and pecans in a large bowl and pour the brown sugar mixture over the oats and pecans. Stir well to coat.
Pour out the oats on a pan in a single layer and cook for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Stir after 10 minutes.
Have you made granola before? What’s your favorite recipe?