Cooking with kids, like playing with play dough, can get a little too messy for me. I have good intentions of making quality family meals (and memories), but I often end up frustrated with the mess and the bickering. Enter my mom, aka Grandma. She’s amazing. She’ll let those kids play with play dough all day and then she’ll clean it up with them and you’d never know it happened. The same goes for cooking. She’s great at getting them to take turns and have a wonderful time making something special.
My mom and my two daughters love to make granola together. It’s a pretty simple recipe and something that my kids have consistently eaten for most of their lives. We all know there aren’t many dishes that remain in a picky eater’s good graces for years – this one is a winner in our house! I originally got the recipe when I participated in a Whole Food Kitchen online workshop from the blog Beauty That Moves. While it would be easy to come up with additions like nuts, seeds or dried fruit, we’ve kept the basic recipe just as Heather created it years ago. It’s become quite the family favorite. The granola can be eaten alone, on yogurt or as a topping to your favorite cobbler or crisp. It’s the perfect addition to your little one’s school lunch.