• 4 cups regular oats
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup minced dried apricots
  • 1 cup raisins

Preparation:

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. 2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. 3. Combine water and next 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour over oat mixture; toss to coat. Spread oat mixture on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until golden, stirring every 10 minutes. Place in a large bowl; stir in apricots and raisins. Cool completely.
  4. let your toddler help by: Looking for and gathering the ingredients. Pouring the measured oats and almonds into a mixing bowl. Spooning the cooled granola into a storage container.
  5. Note: Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
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