Fuel your lil' ones with lots of great power before heading out the door to school with this great, easy recipe
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oats then cook and stir until starting to brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and spread out on a cookie sheet to cool.
Melt the butter in the same pan over medium heat. Stir in the honey and brown sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Return the oats to the pan. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes or so. Pour out onto the cookie sheet and spread to cool.
Once cool, transfer to an airtight container and stir in the almonds and dried cranberries. Any additional nuts and fruit can be stirred in at this time also.
Susan Caldwell, a Raleigh mom of two, is founder and owner of Lil' Chef, a cooking studio for kids and teens, in Raleigh's North Hills and, soon, both Asheville and Charlotte. She's sharing back-to-school recipes here this week. But you can usually find recipes here on Go Ask Mom every Friday. Check WRAL.com's recipe database for more.