mom’s honey granola

My mom makes a delicious granola, one that went down in infamy in my brother’s fifth grade classroom cookbook as: “my mom’s favorite recipe because she has it for breakfast every morning.” Just the smell of this baking transports me to good old Longfellow Road.

And how adorable is this note he included in mom’s copy of the cookbook?note from matty


Dear Mom,
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to thank you for the many things you do for me. You are always there for me. We are also cooking all the time. We’re always doing Book Projects together. You’re always letting me invite someone over to play.
I have many wonderful memories about you. My favorite is when I threw up peanut butter & jelly sandwitches on your hand in Ocean City.
Thanks for being my mom!

without further ado….

mom’s honey granola
2 cups old fashioned oats
4 TBLS butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 325. Melt butter and add honey. Then add cinnamon and slivered almonds. Pour over oats, and mix to coat.

2. Spread mixture on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes. Take it out just as it starts to turn golden. It will continue to harden after you take it out. If it bakes too long, it will be very hard and burnt and also lame.

3. Take granola out of oven, and stir in cranberries. ENJOY! (and watch out for PB&J sandWITCHES!)