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Nutty California Granola

August 16, 2017
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Nutty California Granola

Who’s looking for some healthy, back-to-school morning breakfast alternatives?  

Over here in our household, I am in full organizing-drill-sergeant mode.  I am knee-deep in getting the kids prepared for school, running all over town (with an occasional Amazon cart purchase) buying pens and papers and markers and crayons and glue and shorts and shirts and hair-ties!

Just to name a few…

 

 

I took the opportunity this week to make a bunch of fresh, home-made granola to be fully prepared for healthy breakfast choices for the kids.  It was super easy to make and considering the price of granola, was surprisingly economical.  Plus, I love how flexible it is so you can customize it just the way you like it!  

I think the best way to eat granola is with plain ol’ milk.  You only need about a 1/2 cup serving to keep you energized throughout the morning.  Enjoy it with a side of fresh strawberries or cantaloupe and you are winning the breakfast game!

 

I know my kids will enjoy topping their yogurt with it

 

One ingredient that sweetens the cereal and keeps it clumped together is California honey

 

I used a plethora of California nuts for this granola.  Almonds, pecans, and pepitas to name a few.  I also used sweet crimson raisins…Yum!

 

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a shallow baking sheet 

 

Drizzle the wet ingredients over the dry

 

Thoroughly mix until well incorporated.  Bake 35 minutes at 300 degrees

 

Once out of the oven, allow to cool for at least an hour.  We are storing ours in a sealed container and plan on using it throughout the week…. if it lasts that long!

 

Happy and nutritious Back-to-School to you and yours!

Nutty California Granola
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Ingredients
  1. 4 C. Rolled oats (not quick oats)
  2. 1 C. Sliced almonds
  3. 3/4 C. Pecan pieces
  4. 1/4 C. Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  5. 2 T. Flax seed
  6. 1/2 cup raisins (or more if you like)
  7. 4T. brown sugar
  8. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  9. 1 t. vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 cup honey
  11. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. Combine all the dry oats, nuts and seeds together on a baking sheet
  3. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and oil and mix well. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well to coat all the ingredients
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden
  5. Cool for 1 hour before eating
  6. Store in an air-tight container for a week
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If you are looking for more healthy breakfast ideas, we’ve got ’em right here!

Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowls

 

Black Mission Fig Yogurt Popsicle

 

Fruit and Nut Super Snack

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