Tuesday, November 17, 2009


We spin for weekly "jobs". These include a nurse, a waitress, a meteorologist, and a few others, but the one everyone wants is the chef.

The chef gets to go grocery shopping with me and help cook.

Today we made granola.

I love my granola. It has all kinds of good stuff in it. Did you know that it is actually recommended to have oils daily? Good oils, of course.

I think the "new" food guide pyramid is great. It includes the healthy oils. My favorite granola has plenty of this. Fiber too.

It is also very easy for kids to help with...and if they help make it, they are more likely to try it.

Granola Cereal

4 cups quick oatmeal
2 cups raw wheat germ
1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup flaked coconut

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cooking oil
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. vanilla

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, blend together the remaining ingredients until smooth.

Spread on large baking tray and bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Cool before storing in an airtight container.

Yield: approx 1/2 gal. cereal.

I like it best on top of vanilla yogurt with frozen berries. My kids will eat this for breakfast or a snack. I just had some now. Good for you and yummy!


  1. You know you are a true home schooling mom when you make granola, right? ;)

    (I feel like a loser every time I read your blog.)