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    Homemade granola with free printable {Teacher Appreciation}

    Posted by  ·  April 12, 2012

    Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!


    Please welcome Brooke from Inchmark. Please be sure to visit her beautiful blog.  Any teacher would love this healthy gift!

    Brooke writes…

    I’m new to having kids in school, and I’m still figuring out what makes a nice teacher gift, but I did see what the other kids usually bring (especially around the holidays): lots of candy and sweets. Now I enjoy those things too, but I figure teachers might get a little overloaded with treats and might also like something nice and healthy.

    Which bring me to this delicious recipe for granola. A few years back, my friend Katie hosted a brunch at her home and made this granola. Even though her table was filled with delicious breakfast treats, I kept going back for more granola. It’s that delicious! And now we make it all the time. This recipe makes a big batch, so we share some with our friends and keep the rest in the fridge. Topped with a few big spoonfuls of Greek yogurt, a splash of milk, and a big pile of berries, it is the perfect breakfast.

    To give this to your favorite teacher, pour some granola in a mason jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. Use this printable PDF labels to make a label you can personalize with your teacher’s name (it also includes the ingredients in case there are any allergies). I’ve been known to give these to friends on their birthdays too, and they are always well received.

    You might also like these other teacher appreciation ideas.


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    1. Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
      what a lovely idea
    2. Thursday, May 10th, 2012
      I posted this link on my blog today. I love granola so this rang my bell! I also love gifts that are consumable.
    3. Stephanie A.
      Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
      Hi. Am I the only one who couldn't get the granola recipe? It takes me to a place to build a website. ???
    4. Saturday, April 14th, 2012
      Cindy this is such a great idea- not to mention the printable is just LOVELY. I chose this project for todays Fave 5- take a look!
    5. Susan M Jensen
      Thursday, April 12th, 2012
      Im a senior but I do donate to 2 schools lower grades for funraisers , 2 churches , shelters. I could make 10 or so, bought a case of quart & pint jars WOw how cool is that. Thanks a lot for this idea.
    6. Debra Kapellakis
      Thursday, April 12th, 2012
      very good idea, thank you for sharing
    7. Shanyn Claycomb
      Thursday, April 12th, 2012
      I love this idea so much as my son's preschool teacher doesn't care for wonder she is so skinny! LOL But I am wondering if there is a way to omit the pecans and just use almonds? Pecan/walnut allergy over here. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    8. Kellie Smith
      Thursday, April 12th, 2012
      What a terrific idea! Many thanks for the post and the printable! :) That knocks down another day of Teacher Appreciation goodies. :)
    9. Thursday, April 12th, 2012
      what an awesome idea! Love the free printable too!
    10. Suzanne
      Thursday, April 12th, 2012
      I am a big fan of giving granola as gifts. It's such a nice change and people do appreciate something healthy. I am eager to try this recipe.
    11. Thursday, April 12th, 2012
      I love using canning jars as packaging for recipes. These are adorable!