Skip Nav
Parenting
"Can I Sit on Your Lap While You're Pooping?" Isn't Even the Funniest Thing This Little Girl Has Said
Summer
I Love My Kid – That's Why I Send Him Away For the Summer
Parenting
4 Things Your Childless Co-Workers Think About You as a Working Mom

Crunchy Homemade Maple Granola

Crunchy Homemade Maple Granola

Looking for a versatile snack that doubles as a tasty breakfast? Look no further than this homemade granola.

Instead of getting your kids all hopped-up on a full bowl (it’s loaded with delicious maple syrup), think of it as a topping rather than a cereal. It's perfect sprinkled on yogurt with fresh berries, or gobbled by the handful. You’ll still get the wonderful taste of the granola and the health benefits of the oats without too much sugar. The granola keeps well in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Yield: 19 1/4-cup servings

Ingredients

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup whole natural almonds, coarsely chopped
Cooking spray
1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
1⁄4 cup maple syrup
1⁄2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1⁄4 cup sunflower seed kernels

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place oats and almonds in a 13 x 9–inch metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Combine butter and syrup in a small saucepan over low heat; cook 5 minutes or until butter melts, stirring to combine. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture; toss to coat.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; stir. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Add cranberries; bake an additional 6 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Stir in sunflower seed kernels. Transfer granola to an airtight container. Store up to two weeks.

Image Source: Jim Bathie

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, POPSUGAR.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
From Thai to Indian: 9 Easy Ethnic Recipes Your Family Will Love
The Pioneer Woman Breakfast Recipes
8 Inventive Hot Dog Toppings and Recipe Ideas For Summer
What Guy Fieri Eats For Breakfast
Latin Condiments Recipes
How to Make an Acai Bowl
Macaroni and Cheese Cup Recipes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
X