Granola with Ms. Jackson

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!