Good Morning friends!! I wanted to start off the day with a recipe on the most important meal of the day…breakfast!

Please trust me, that when I say this is one meal you do not need to skip, that I am preaching to myself, too. I am the worst at skipping breakfast and simply grabbing a cup of coffee (anyone else guilty of this? It’s ok…you won’t get any judgement from me!).

As a busy mom of 3 kiddos, I need something easy. Yes….this recipe is so EASY. So if I can do this, so can you. The best part? Even my pickiest child, the Nugget, will eat this! (can I get an Amen?!)

I’ve been making this cereal for over 2 years now, and it’s still a favorite for most of the family. 

I know there are several coconut haters out there (I am one, too!!), so I wanted to give you a little encouragement to try this recipe. I hate the texture of raw coconut. I’ve tried it covered in chocolate, and I still can’t stomach it enough to swallow it. But this recipe has changed that for me. I guess since it’s baked, it gets crunchy enough that it blends in super well with the rest of the granola ingredients. 


*Recipe credit to 100 Days of Real Food– I made a few slight changes to better suit our needs and what we had on hand in the pantry.

Homemade Granola Cereal

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1 cup any additional raw nuts you may like (optional)
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 drop d?TERRA Cinnamon essential oil (if you don't have the oil, simply do 2 tsp of ground cinnamon)
  • 1 drop d?TERRA Ginger essential oil (if you don't have this, use 1.5 ground ginger)
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbls butter (or coconut oil will work as well)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, nuts, shredded coconut, seeds, spices (not the oils), and salt until well combined.
  3. In a small pot over low heat, combine butter and honey. Simmer until butter is completely melted. Add vanilla extract and essential oils, and remove from heat.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to mix together thoroughly.
  5. Using spatula, spread the mixture evenly over the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 75 minutes...be prepared for how amazing your house will smell!
  7. Let baked granola cool completely before crumbling. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  8. Serve with milk, yogurt, or eat as an easy and delicious on-the-go snack!
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