Rainbow Granola

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This Rainbow Granola is sure to brighten up your morning and bring a smile to your face. A fun way to sneak oats into picky children as well!

I’m not afraid of a little color, are you? I’ve made a Rainbow Swirl Cake, Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats. St Patrick’s Day can come and go without me even knowing it but I’m never one to pass up an excuse for rainbow food. My kids are pretty good eaters but they take after their mom when it comes to oatmeal; we just can’t do it. This is not news to those of you that follow along regularly but it’s still true. homemade granola is a way for me to soothe my conscience.

 

Rainbow Granola Recipe | www.inkatrinaskitchen.com

 

Even the oatmeal haters in my house approved of these Rainbow Granola cups. As you can see this is basically a traditional granola recipe with  some Fruity Pebble cereal tossed in. It bakes up crispy and crunchy and in perfect little clumps if you like a chunky granola. I threw in a few sprinkles at the very end for good measure, because sprinkles make me happy. Did you know that there are such things as Sprinkle Haters?! It’s true! Shocking but true.

 

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Rainbow Granola

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Yield: 6 cups granola

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

This Rainbow Granola is sure to brighten up your morning and bring a smile to your face. A fun way to sneak oats into picky children as well!

Ingredients:

2 Cups rolled oats (old fashion oats)
2 Cups quick oats
2 Cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
½ Cup coconut oil
½ Cup brown sugar
2 Teaspoons vanilla
3 Tablespoons apple juice
½ Cup honey
Rainbow sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250. Combine oats and cereal in a large bowl.
  2. Measure out coconut oil, brown sugar, juice (or water), vanilla, and honey in a microwave safe bowl. Heat this mixture in the microwave before pouring it over the granola. 
  3. Spread granola out over 2 large rimmed, greased baking sheets. Use your hands to form clumps of granola if you like it chunky.
  4. Bake at 250 for 20 minutes.
  5. Stir. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. 
  6. Add sprinkles (optional) when cooled completely.

Notes:

  • Canola oil may be substituted for coconut oil
  • Cranberry juice (or CranApple juice) can me substituted for the apple juice.
  • Feel free to add in some delicious dried berries after it is cooled too- Craisins and golden raisins would be a perfect addition
- Katrina
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19 Responses to “Rainbow Granola”

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    Kate@Diethood — March 15, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Fun, festive, delicious… only you, my friend! I love this! I think you found a way for me to make Ana eat granola!!

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    Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — March 15, 2013 at 10:48 am

    oh my word it had Fruity Pebbles in it! I need it right now!

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    Karly — March 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I LOVE this! My kids are so weird about granola, but add Fruity Pebbles? Bet they’d go for that!

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    Amanda — March 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

    So, so fun!

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — March 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

    What a fun and bright breakfast this would be! Love it!

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    Cookin Canuck — March 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Cute idea, Katrina! This is definitely something my little leprechauns would like.

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    Sue {munchkin munchies} — March 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Your rainbow granola is fun and makes me smile!

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    michelle — March 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

    so fun! and sprinkle haters? sacrilege!

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    Anne @The Cooking Campaign — March 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I keep meaning to make my own granola…. and I would love my morning to start with a bit of color!

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    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — March 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    This is so fun! Maybe I can convince my husband granola can be fun :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    sprinkle and fruit pebbles in a seemingly healthy granola package. I think I love this. and I know I love you!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 18, 2013 at 10:45 am

    That is some festive granola! I love it!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — March 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

    What a fun idea for granola! Love the pop of color from the fruity pebbles and sprinkles!

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    Pamela — March 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Love this recipe! Love granola recipes! Thanks for sharing!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Lordy. Sprinkle haters? Some people have too much free time. Although, I guess if they’re really passionate about it… ;)

    And rainbow granola sounds fun! Love that you used coconut oil.

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    Meghan — March 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Oh my goodness, I want rainbow granola with extra sprinkles!! Um, sprinkle haters – I don’t even have words! More for us :)

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    Alysia Opel — April 29, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Throughout the tropical world, it has provided the primary source of fat in the diets of millions of people for generations. It has various applications in food, medicine, and industry. Because of its stability, it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidity, lasting up to two years owing to the high saturated fat content.-

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    Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen — February 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I just showed my son your pictures. He stared at the screen jaw to the floor. I might have to make this for him tonight.

    • Katrina Bahl — February 21st, 2014 @ 11:17 am

      Aww that is so precious! My boys LOVE this granola too :)

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