I cant talk enough about how important it is to learn simple skills, you all.
With grocery prices rising, and things looking a little bleak, I wanted to share a simple recipe with you that is an absolute favorite around here—and easy to adapt as you add the things YOU love, instead of what we love.
Have you SEEN the prices of boxes of cereal lately?
Yeah. We have. I carefully budget what we spend every month, and have made it part of my mission each year to learn another skill (and share it here) of ways to bring your budget down and keep it down. This is a recipe that is a staple around here, and one that we use frequently rather than buying expensive boxes of cereal that kids can blaze through in one or two mornings, or that has questionable ingredients or hidden sugars.
We love this cereal. Love it. It is easy to make, makes a large quantity, can be cooked into hot cereal, or even baked into muffins. It is filling, and really good. 😀
Hope you enjoy it, and if you want to check out a couple of our other granola recipes, I will include those links at the end of the recipe. Hope you have a lovely Tuesday, and keep your chin up this week.
Blessings to you and yours,
Cinnamon Honey Nut Granola
This makes a LOT—almost one full gallon glass jar of granola. 😀 it is shelf stable unless you live in a hot humid area, then I would encourage you to put it into the dehydrator for a couple hours to dry it out (or if you like super crunchy granola)
42 Oz of Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup golden flax seed, ground
2 cups walnuts and/or almonds, pulsed to break into small pieces in a food processor
2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut (optional)
* place all of these in a turkey roaster that has been greased with coconut oil, and brown in oven at 350* for 20 minutes, stirring every five. Oven time depends on how well yours browns. When it smells hot and nutty, and the nuts are softened, is when I pull ours out.
While it is browning, add these ingredients in a pan and boil for four minutes:
1 cup coconut oil
2 cups honey
2 Tbs cinnamon
2 tsp sea salt
Make sure you have plenty of room for the syrup to come to a boil, because it will foam and climb up the sides of your pan. Stir it down as you are able, but keep watch on it. Hot sugar syrup is no joke as to how it can take the skin right off of your hands or arms. 😀
Once the syrup is done and the roaster is smelling nice and brown/nutty, combine the two and grab a strong wooden spoon. Stir until all of the dry material is coated by the syrup. This is an excellent time to add any dried fruit you want, such as raisins, apple pieces, etc.(Apple Cinnamon Nut Granola anyone? YUM). Once it is thoroughly combined, place on greased cookie sheets and slip back into the oven for 10 minutes at 350*.
Watch carefully to make sure it does not burn. Pull out and let cool completely. Break into pieces and store in an airtight jar for eating. 😀
Be warned, this stuff is highly addictive. 😀
You might want to check out my other granola recipes here. 😀