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Homemade Granola For Kids

Have you ever made your own granola? I normally buy shop bought granola and ran out last week so I decided to make my own. I wish I had discovered homemade granola sooner! This was so good! I love how versatile it can be so if you don't like one particular ingredient you can easily swap it for an alternative. 

Making your own granola also comes with its own health benefits. Shop bought granola is usually full of added sugar, preservatives and unhealthy fats. By making your own you are in control of the ingredients and you know exactly what it contains. Making your own granola is a great breakfast for option for children compared to shop bought varieties. This recipe contains honey which is not suitable for children under 1. While this is a healthier version of granola it does still contain sugar so is aimed at older children. 

Versatile granola ingredient additions

There are so many ways to make each batch of granola different. You could add:

Chia Seeds

Flax Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Chopped Pecans

Raisins (add once baked and completely cooled down)

Coconut flakes (add halfway through baking)

Desiccated coconut

Chocolate chips (add once baked and completely cooled down)

How to serve Granola

Our favourite way to eat granola is to sprinke it over some greek yogurt. We also like to add some fresh berries too. The crunchy granola served with the smooth yogurt is the perfect breakfast combination. My eldest prefers having hers with milk. We've also used as a topping for smoothie bowls. 

How to store homemade Granola

When making your own batch of granola it will normally last for a couple weeks in an airtight container (if it lasts that long) stored at room temperature. 


Homemade Granola

2 cups of porridge oats
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of flaked almonds
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1/3 cup of honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup of raisins (optional)
1/4 cup of dried cranberries (optional)


Preheat the oven to 150C fan. Add the cinnamon to the oats and stir well. Then add the sunflower seeds and flaked almonds to the oats and mix. Melt the coconut oil in a pan then once melted mix together with the honey. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir well. Melt some more coconut oil directly onto a baking tray and once melted transfer the granola onto the tray. Ensure that the granola is spread our evenly on the tray. Bake for around 30 minutes until golden mixing every 7-8 minutes.  It's important to keep stirring while baking to ensure an even bake, otherwise the top will be well done and the bottom under baked. Allow to cool completely on the baking tray. Once cooled add the raisins and dried cranberries and mix well. Store in an airtight container.

More breakfast ideas:

Peanut Butter Porridge Cups

Banana and Blackberry Muffins

Breakfast Ideas

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