To me, homemade granola is a near-perfect real food – it makes a delicious breakfast or snack, everyone in my family loves it, and I control the ingredients – so I know it’s good for us. As-You-Like-It Granola is my favorite recipe, because I can customize it with the ingredients my family likes best – it can become Cranberry-Almond Granola, Cherry-Pecan Granola, or just about any other combination I can imagine. Making granola is also one of my 10 Real Food Mini-Projects, something even the busiest wife and mom can do to increase the amount of real food her family eats. And for the holidays, it makes a perfect food gift. I begin making and freezing it weeks before Christmas – which reduces last -minute “food gift stress!” And, people absolutely love to receive it.
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If you’ve never made granola, or you just want to try a new recipe, I hope you’ll give As-You-Like-It Granola a try and let me know what you think.