i’m never buying granola again

i love yogurt.

homemade granola

one of my favorite treats is yogurt, granola, and fruit.

i eat it almost everyday.

recently i searched on pinterest for homemade granola recipes.

specifically, recipes that are gluten/wheat free.

{if you’ve been following along for  while you may remember that baby girl has a whole wheat sensitivity, so we are not totally gluten free, but try our best so she is not uncomfortable}

i found a few recipes, and after i read through them i figured it would be pretty easy just to come up with my own.

  • 4 cups Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats (they are 100% whole grain/gluten free/wheat free/dairy free)
  • 1-1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Crisp Rice Cereal (this is NOT gluten free, but you can buy a version of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies that ARE gluten free)
  • 1 cup Trader Joe’s Raw Sliced Almonds
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • cinnamon

mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

add oil and honey.

mix together until well coated.

spread on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon.

put in an oven preheated to 300 degrees.

cook for 15 minutes.

remove from oven and loosen from tray to turn over.

cook for another 10-15 minutes.

remove from oven and let cool.

place in an airtight container.

that’s it!

i am sure you could add a number of other items to the mix, but i like to keep mine pretty simple just to add a crunch to my treat.

i am pretty sure i will never be buying granola from the store again!

home is…homemade in the kitchen.

who likes pancakes for breakfast?

We do!

It’s what the kids wanted for breakfast this morning and three or four other times in the last week.

They also like them for dinner.

And, I don’t feel bad feeding them to the kids that many times a week.

Do you know why?

They are actually good for them!

Here’s the trick…

EQUAL PARTS: egg, oats, and cottage cheese

Yep, eggs, oats {I like to use the gluten free oats from Trader Joes}, and cottage cheese!

(2 large eggs are pretty much equal to 1/2 cup, so use 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup cottage cheese)

Add some cinnamon and vanilla (probably about 2 tsp vanilla and cinnamon to taste).

Blend it all together until smooth.

Cook them on a med heat in a skillet.

Serve with your favorite pancake toppings!

We like chocolate chips, strawberries and whipped cream, and good old maple syrup!

Wouldn’t pancakes be great for breakfast on Christmas morning?!

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home is…getting my kids to eat food that is good for them!