Homemade granola

Today in the Dolphin room we made homemade granola. It was fun and easy and the kids loved sampling their own cooking.

I got the recipe from here:

Here is the recipe:

6 C Old Fashioned Oats
approx 1/2 C each raw sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, craisins, banana chips, unsweetened coconut
Melt one stick butter, mix in 1/4 C honey & 1/2 C canola oil and pour over oat mixture, mix well. Spread on baking sheet, bake at 325 degrees for 20-30 min stirring every 10 min.

A few things I learned while making this with the kids:

~ Do your best to measure exactly
~ Use shredded coconut
~ A countertop griddle works as well as cookie sheets in the oven and you can monitor the toasting with your child.
~ Chocolate makes everything better (we added a few M&M’s left over from the Ice Cream Sunday and the kids loved them)
~ Add all the ingredients to a container that is tightly sealed and the kids can shake shake shake
~ Use this rhyme when having the kids shake and stir: ” One, two, three four, pass it to your friend next door!”

We had enough left over for all the kids to try it with yogurt tomorrow during snack.

Genevieve’s mom (Dolphin Room)