I got this idea from chatting with Kellie, from Chicks With Kidz, she had a great idea/suggestion to include my kiddos in making our own variations of trail mix.   We eat granola regularly for breakfast, but I have always been the one mixing it up!   With her encouragement my one year old now has a way to “help mommy” cook breakfast!   Thanks Kellie!   We are always looking for ways to include our kids in household chores and activities! .

How to make your own Granola Mix:


Grab handfuls of any or all of the following

. Dump the ingredients into a tub and let your toddler have a blast shaking and pounding the mix!   My little gal thought it was the greatest “rattle” ever! . Enjoy eating your granola!!! Want a great make your own granola recipe? Here is our favorite one from Wise Antics.

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  1. That is so much fun for them, isn’t it? I have ingredients for homemade granola on hand and am making some this weekend. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday….please link back so that every one can join in on the fun. 🙂
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  2. Rice Krispies and banana chips, I never thought to add those. Great ideas, I love granola too. We put it on ice-cream too!

  3. This is crazy! I was just about to look up a granola recipe, then I came here. Thank you and I can’t wait to try this!
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  4. I love making my own granola! We make it once a week and eat it for breakfast, snacks, with yogurt, milk, etc. There are so many great ways to pack in the ‘health’ with wheat germ, flax seed..and the kiddos don’t even know it. My recipe is: http://www.the30girl.com/2010/02/perfecting-granola.html.

    Thanks for the idea to have the kids help out…I never thought of that, but GREAT!