About 10 families on our street have children that go to the same elementary school and our mascot is Ollie the Otter. This year we decided to drop off some Back to School Granola in honor of Ollie. Packaged in a school lunch bag with a cold bottle of milk,
Ollie's Granola was a hit in our neighborhood.
A quote from a Jack Johnson song was a fun way to get back in the "school groove"!
(I can't wait to use this for our next school bake sale...)
Ollie's Back to School Granola
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup pecans
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup honey
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
In a large bowl stir together oats, coconut, nuts and spices.
In a small saucepan melt butter with honey and brown sugar stirring occasionally.
Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and combine well.
Spread granola evenly in 2 baking pans.
Bake about 30 minutes, stirring frequently and
switch top and bottom baking pans half way through.