Easy Granola

Happy You Near!

When my daughter was little – (she’s five now and “next year I’m gonna be a grown-up Mommy”) – she called it You Near and You Nork.  Sometimes it’s too stinkin’ cute to correct.

I overindulged during the holiday season.  I ate desserts, which I usually don’t eat.  I ate vegetables that were hidden under alot of yummy cheese and sour cream, which I usually don’t eat.  I drank soda pop, which I usually don’t drink.  But everything, even the vegetables, were all extra tasty because we enjoyed them with friends and family which we usually don’t see enough of.

This is a nice treat to make with your kids any time of the year to have for breakfast, snacks and even makes a nice homemade gift for someone special.

Granola Yogurt Parfait

Granola

3 cups rolled oats 1/4 cup plus 2 TB maple syrup
1 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup warm water
1 cup chopped cashews 3/4 Teaspoon salt*
3/4 cup shredded coconut 1 cup raisins or any favorite dried fruit
1/4 cup plus 2 TB brown sugar

1.    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2.    In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar.

3.    In a separate bowl combine syrup, water and salt.  Combine both mixtures and pour in  jelly roll pan.

4.    Cook 11 minutes.  Stir.  Cook another 19 minutes.

*If using salted or lightly salted nuts skip the salt.

When cool, remove from pan to an airtight container.  Mix in fruit and enjoy!

 
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Hi I'm Stace! I used to work in the employment division at a major airline and now I am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home Mom with my two kids. Passions in my life include baking, cooking, reading, cycling and hanging out with my family whenever I can.

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