Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mom's Granola

The other day I made my Mom's delicious granola. 

As it was baking, the yummy aroma instantly brought me back to my childhood.
It was such a special treat growing up and my girls now love it too.
 Part of my joy of being in the kitchen is creating sweet memories for my family.
My mom and I put together this cookbook the year I got my first apartment, I was a sophomore.
I adore each little grease stain and smudge.
I can still picture my Mom and I sitting at the kitchen table copying all my favorite recipes.

It really is an easy recipe.
You melt all the wet ingredients together.
Stir all the dry ingredients together.
Then mix the two together and bake.
 My girls like it with milk.
But I love it with maple yogurt.
Oh yum!

Thought you might enjoy the recipe with your family too.

Mom's Granola
3 cups coconut (7 oz. package)
3 cups nuts (I like to mix a few kinds.  I know, I'm crazy!)
5 cups old fashion oatmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup honey

After melting the wet ingredients, mix all the ingredients together.  Put in a shallow pan and bake at 275, stirring every 15 minutes, until crisp- about 45 minutes.

Hope you have time today 
to spend some sweet moments 
with your family in the kitchen!


  1. yum! YUM! this looks so good!!

  2. I will make this for sure! What kinds of nuts do you like best with it???

  3. Yeah I want the answer to the nut question above too!! It looks yummy. Also, can you tell me how much this yeilds??

  4. i'm with alicia, looks amazing! thank you for sharing! :)

  5. num num...looks great. I will have to give that a try. Hey sorry i have not gotten back to you re. the sewing for your girls e-mail. I got rid of my old e-mail and got a new one so lost your message. I honestly can't think of any books for sewing...But wish i could just drop by to help with a sewing lesson. I will keep my eye out though and let you know..Hugs your way!!! Mica

  6. Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious! I will have to try it!