Homemade Granola

My kids and I love to make our homemade granola together. It's so easy and healthier than the one you get at the store. They love it so much that they eat it as snack, or with their oatmeal (we call it "Granolameal"). It also makes a perfect Mother's Day gift.


4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
1 1/2 cups of dried cranberries (or any berries)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup good honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Toss the oats, coconut, almonds, cranberries together in a large bowl. Pour the vegetable oil and honey over the oat mixture. Add the cinnamon, and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated with the liquids. Pour onto a sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.


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