My old friend, Janna Jackson, first shared with me her love of making granola in quantities the size of small mountains when we were in our early twenties. I didn’t get it then. Fast forward 10 years and I am all about those crunchy, mountainous heaps of tasty nutrition! “Pile it on,” I say!
Most weeks I grab my kids; pull out the ingredients and we go to town on creating a fun and easy weekend breakfast. It takes all of 10 minutes of your time. I promise! I will share our recipe with you:
Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Add 3 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats, 1-2 TBSP. of vanilla, 2-4 TBSP. of melted coconut oil, a pinch of sea salt, 2-4 TBSP. of maple syrup and 2 cups of mix-ins (chopped walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, whatever you are feeling that morning). Stir it or shake it; just don’t break it. Now throw it on the baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Add the raisins or alternative dried fruit after you have taken it out of the oven. You are done! Don’t thank me. Thank, Janna! Ms. Jackson, if you’re nasty!