Homemade Granola

I loved this recipe when I first had my son in December. Oatmeal is extremely helpful with your milk supply if you are nursing — I could eat it earlier in the day and have more milk by that afternoon. It’s also a very easy to grab snack when you’re busy with a new baby. I love to mix it with some plain yogurt.
As a note: I can't make this safe for my kids allergies, I don't have the ingredients, but it's a nice mommy snack.



1 tbls light brown sugar

1 tbls cinnamon

1 tspn salt

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 tspn vanilla extract

3 cups oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup chopped nuts (optional – I prefer pecans)

1 cup dried fruit (optional)



Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix first 7 ingredients together (liquids and sweeteners). Then add oats, coconut, and nuts (if using). Mix thoroughly together. Pour onto a large baking sheet. Bake for up to 35 minutes, stirring and checking on it every 7 minutes. After baking allow mixture to cool somewhat. Stir it up (may need a bit of breaking up), then add in dried fruit if using and store in an airtight container.


Do you have a favorite postpartum snack?

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