Last-Minute Teacher Gift: Homemade Granola

Last-Minute Teacher Gift: Homemade Granola

Tammy Everts
Jun 24, 2010

What's that you say? The last day of school has caught you unawares and now you're struggling to come up with a good gift for your child's teacher? Jenny – from one of our favorite cooking blogs, Dinner: A Love Story – to the rescue! She sent us this great recipe that was a huge hit with her daughters' teachers.

We love the idea of gifting homemade treats that are healthier and have a longer shelf life than cookies and cupcakes. Granola fits the bill nicely.

Jenny's version can easily be made nut-free just by omitting the pistachios (or even the coconut since, on some rare occasions, they can be a problem for some people with allergies to tree nuts) and using sunflower seeds instead. If you have a hankering to add dried fruit – such as cranberries, raisins, or chopped dates – just remember to add these at the end, after the granola has cooked and cooled.

In addition to sharing her great recipe, Jenny suggests using Mason jars as containers and having your children design the labels themselves. (One of her daughters labeled her jar "I'll Miss You" granola and her other daughter called hers "I Love You" granola. Awww.)

Get the full recipe at Dinner: A Love Story.

(Images: Jenny Rosenstrach)

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