Friday, May 6, 2011

A Healthy Breakfast

blueberry yogurt granola

When Jeremy and I were first married and on a tight budget,

 I bought a book about cooking from scratch.

homemade granola

This recipe for easy, homemade granola was one of the gems in that book that we've loved ever since.

fruit and yogurt parfait

It still makes me nostalgic for those days when we were learning how to be married in that tiny apartment by the train in our college town.


I've since changed it up a bit through the years to suit our tastes and the recipe is below, but first...


Since I'm getting a little sappy, I thought I'd throw this in to the mix.

That boy whom I love is giving me his best "I am DONE holding up this giant piece of butterfly paper for pictures of your yogurt!!! I have a life" stare-down.

For better or for worse,


5 cups oats
1/2 t. salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup concentrated apple juice
1/2 cup dry milk
1/3 cup honey

Mix sugar, juice, dry milk and honey in a saucepan and heat over medium heat only until sugar dissolves. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour sugar mixture slowly over dry mixture. Blend well. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Shared with: Tatertots and Jello, The Creative Crate


  1. Thanks for giving me my first laugh of the day! My hubby & I had a similar dish served to us at a small B & B when we were engaged. Gives me a sense of Nostalgia too! thanks for sharing!

  2. My goodness, I need to make this and see what happens in my house. DH had coffee and hard boiled eggs, DD had hot dogs and tortilla chips, and I had coffee and coleslaw for breakfast. I don't think we ever eat breakfast food in the morning...LOL. In fact, the dinner request was for chocolate chip pancakes and fried ham. I have everything to make this, so after I get done with the wii fit board telling me "you haven't met your goal" ...LOL... I am trying it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for this recipe! I just made it tonight, and I am currently eating it with some granola. I think I baked it a little too long (since I was distracted...) but it is very yummy!

  4. This looks light and lovely! Thanks Erin!

  5. my family loves granola it looks great served like this come see me at

  6. Can't wait to try this! Can it be done with quick oats?

  7. Come by my blog, I gave you an award! :)

  8. Hah, that look he is giving you in the spoon reflection is hilarious! What a good sport though. Tell him it is working his arm muscles (aka the guns).

  9. i had to come back and tell you that i made this again, and not only do i still love it, but my mil loves it too! (and in my last comment, which i obviously didn't proof read, i meant that i ate it with yogurt, lol)


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