My kids have been on a yogurt and fruit breakfast kick for several weeks now. My 2.5 year old even exclaimed to me this week, "Mama, I love yogurt because it is made out of ice cream!" Highly entertaining...and very happy that I give them very basic vanilla full fat yogurt, instead of the M&M stuff I saw a grandmother buying at the grocery store.
They have always liked yogurt, but it has been more of a snack. They are usually opting for a warm breakfast. I'm not complaining though, yogurt and fruit is about the easiest breakfast I could ask for! But, when they only have yogurt and fruit, they seem to be ready for something else to eat at 8am. With it being cold and rainy at the beginning of the week I decided to make granola.
I don't really have a recipe for this. I used about 4 cups of rolled oats and then about a cup each of unsweetened flaked coconut, raw sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Maybe 1/4-1/3 cup of chia seeds, a couple handfuls of brown sugar, some cinnamon and nutmeg. Then I *may* have melted a stick of butter with a couple tablespoons of honey and mixed it all together. Cooked at 250 degrees for a little over an hour stirring several times. It came out delicious. And now my kids want granola with milk for breakfast instead of the yogurt and granola I thought they would want! :-)
I used to make a lot of granola, but I never found a recipe that my husband liked. Apparently I should stop following recipes and instead make it up as I go along :-) I also want to note that I have a HUGE cookie sheet that this all fit on. If I was using a normal sized cookie sheet I would have had to split this in half.
Now for my favorites from last week:
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