It's impossible to predict what your 2-year-old will want for breakfast each morning, which is why granola can be a great option. Serve it with yogurt or milk for breakfast, or take it along for a tasty snack on the go.
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
1 cup minced dried apricots
1 cup raisins
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 325°.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
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.
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.
Note: Store in an airtight container for up to a week.