A couple months ago, when we were at a nature storyhour, we made this granola recipe when talking about things squirrels eat.  Cereal used to be something we just had in our house for breakfast, but other than the occasional bowl of cheerios, it's been long gone. I have discovered how much my husband and I miss it, as we can totally eat WAAAY too much of this. Our kids love it too.

It's soooo good.

So good that we've been making quadruple batches.

When something makes me happy, I want to take a picture. I, obviously, have been very happy, as I've taken 3 different pictures of three different batches of granola.

Ours is gone now. I can tell you what it on my to do list today!



Granola: Single batch (From the kitchen of Candy, the volunteer at storytime)
1/4 c. bwn sugar
3T maple syrup or honey
2T veg. oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. slivered almonds, pecans or walnuts
1/3 c shredded coconut
1/2 c dried fruit

Granola: Quadruple batch
1 c. bwn sugar
3/4 c maple syrup or honey
1/2 C veg. oil
2 tsp salt
6 c. rolled oats
2 c. slivered almonds, pecans or walnuts
1 1/3 c shredded coconut
2 c dried fruit

1) Combine sugar, maple syrup/honey, oil and salt in bowl.
2) Add oats, nuts and coconut.
3) Bake at 250 for ~1hr, stirring/fluffing every 15 min with fork, until it toasts evenly and doesn't brown.
4) Mix in dried fruit and let cool.


  1. Love the heart bowl :) I've been meaning to try America's Test Kitchen version, we like the big chunks...

  2. This is the recipe I used to use when I made granola. YUMMO.



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