Here in NJ, we are in our last week of school. I have to admit, I’m ready for summer break! I’m looking forward to a relaxed schedule and not having to be anywhere at a specific time. But, that is still a week away, and this week is actually quite busy with end of year events and graduations….I have also been busy with teacher gifts.
I always like to give something that the teachers will appreciate and use. Typically, my gifts are homemade. In the past I have given Jam, Vanilla Extract, Fabric Baskets and Coffee Cozies. This year is no different. I decided on Homemade GRANOLA!
YUM! Good granola is one of those items that is hard to find…and when you do find it, it costs an arm and a leg. By making it yourself, you can customize it to your liking. Adjust the ingredients and sweetness to suit you, and save a whole lot of money!
For this batch, I used Alton Brown’s recipe with some minor alterations. I used gluten free oats (several of the recipients are gluten intolerant), used cranberries instead of raisins, unsweetened coconut instead of sweetend and added a touch of agave syrup.
To dress up the gift, I put the granola in these wonderful Bormioli Rocco Fido Latch Jars and tied a label to them with some raffia.
I made the labels in Photoshop….they are two sided – one side provides the ingredients list. (And yes, I am aware of the typo on the labels! Thankfully one of my kind readers pointed it out and the download has been updated!)
And of course, I saved some for myself!