For anyone wondering from my previous post--Katya LOVES oatmeal. ;-) She asked for it that morning.
Also, she LOVES my homemade granola with dairy free chocolate chips! ;-) In fact, as nearly as we can tell, homemade granola is her favorite breakfast food! ;-) She also thinks it makes a good snack and will ask for it for that too!
The first time or so that I made a batch after she was home she did not care for it at all, but by the third time she was hooked and has loved it every since. I actually make it a good bit just because she loves it so much. ;-) And oh happiness! She can now say, "ip! ip!" for "chip" to let us know she wants chocolate chips! So much easier for Katya than signing chocolate chip! See for yourself!
Here is the sign for chocolate: http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/CHOCOLATE/530/1
And here is the sign for chip: http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/CHIP/6667/1
Try doing that when you are holding your bowl of granola and a spoon, prior to heading to the table! Saying, "ip! ip!" is so much easier! ;-)
And you want my homemade granola recipe you say?? Well, unfortunately, I do not have an exact recipe to share with you . . . I just dump and mix. But I can give you the approximate directions.
Hope Anne's HomeMade Granola
One large bag old fashioned rolled oats (I use several lbs from our bulk food store)
Salt, cinnamon to taste
Coconut oil and olive oil (for the amount I make, usually one cup of each
Brown sugar to taste (we use about two loose cups for our large batch)
Nuts--we like a mix of walnuts and pecans if we have them, but have used other nuts too depending on what we were given or found at the "Bent and Dent" store.
Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly together in large mixing bowl, then slowly drizzle melted coconut oil and olive oil over, stirring well.
Place in greased baking pan, and slowly bake in a 350 oven, stirring periodically until toasted as much as you want it to be. Add coconut flakes to taste, and stir well.
Cool, then store in a tight container. (Love my old trusty Tupperware cereal box for this one!)
Serve in bowls with milk (Rice Milk at this house) and chocolate chips (diary free at our house). Mmmmm!