Last week was Lauren’s turn to cook. She is really doing a fantastic job! I’m able to leave her alone in the kitchen – for the most part, anyway. 🙂 She chose to make a breakfast item last week, Honey Granola Crunch. Now, I haven’t shared the recipes from all of the kids’ dishes because…well, some of them haven’t really been worth repeating. BUT, that doesn’t take away from the time we spend together cooking, the excitement we share at tasting our creations, or the precious photos I have of them cooking. With that said, this recipe was delicious! It didn’t make enough to last my family very long, though, so we need to triple it next time, but we can do that. 🙂
I thought I’d share it with you, it’s very kid friendly!
Lauren, chopping pecans.
Honey Granola Crunch
1 cup nuts
4 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup honey
Pre-heat oven to 375.
Coarsely chop nuts, about 1/4 cup at a time.
In a rectangular pan, mix nuts, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Place butter on small microwave safe dish and microwave on high 1 minute, or until melted. Stir in honey.
Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until oat mixture is evenly coated.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes, so mixture browns evenly.
Remove from oven and stir.
Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 6 cups.
Lauren and the finished product. (I let Mitchell take this picture, that’s why it’s blurry!)
We poured milk over it to eat it – it was great!