These are the basic ingredients that we enjoy at home. Walnuts give a nutritional punch of ESSENTIAL omega-3 fatty acids that your body cannot make and promote heart and brain health. Walnuts have ALA (Alpha linolenic acid converts to EPA and DHA- the omega 3 fatty acids found in cold water fish). What a great way to get these essentials into your children's bodies. Add any ingredient you like. Start with 2-3 cups of oats to 1/2 c chopped cherries and 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts - then use your preference in ratio- there is no right or wrong.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Chop cherries and chop walnuts
In a bowl, stir together oats, cherries and walnuts
Drizzle oat mixture with honey and stir until it touches most ingredients-start with 4 T honey and add more to your preference
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and spread mixture in one layer across the cookie sheet
Bake until golden brown and stirring occasionally
Cool granola and serve. Sprinkle on fruit and yogurt.
Once you determine your favorite ratio, make more in bulk and store in your freezer.
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