I got the idea to make my own granola from Pinterest. You can check out my food board to see the original recipes.
I had to try a couple different variations to find a version my son liked. He turned his nose up at the ones with pumpkin seeds and dried fruit. Still, I didn't give up. The winning ingredient was semi-sweet chocolate chips. Once I agreed to add those he was game to try a batch. Which I'm totally fine with given the other ingredients I was able to add to it.
Here's the recipe that keeps him begging for more...
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup of raw honey
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1 cup of rolled oats
1 measuring cup full of the following: sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, & ground flax (not pictured)
1/4 cup (or so) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Line a shallow pan with parchment paper or spray with a non-stick oil.
2. Warm the peanut butter, honey, and coconut in a saucepan over the stove. Stir mixture until it blends together nicely.
3. Remove from heat and add in the rolled oats and then the nut/seed mixture.
4. Allow to cool a bit, then add the chocolate chips
5. Pour the mixture into prepared pan and spread out evenly.
6. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
7. Cut as you wish and serve!
The final product
Of course, this recipe can totally be adapted to your family's needs. Have fun figuring out what works best! Enjoy :-)