Nutty Granola

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This Nutty Granola recipe makes the perfect addition to a Mother’s Day gift basket.
Nutty Granola in a jar.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve been developing a gift idea for the moms in my life. I don’t know one mom who wouldn’t enjoy having a day where she could be pampered. Doesn’t that sound divine? Just a day to relax, do what I want, and have someone else cook, watch the kids, and clean the house. How about creating a pamper basket for your mom or wife including her favorite foods and other fun items for her to enjoy? I know this would be the perfect gift for me.

This Mother's Day Basket is the perfect homemade gift

Here are some gift ideas that will get you thinking about what you could put in a basket for your mom, wife, and grandmother.

Flowers are always a good addition. Choose some of her favorites to add some beauty to her surroundings.

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Having control of the TV Remote is a rarity for moms. Adding it to her basket will make her so happy.

Comfy Socks are a necessity when pampering mom.

A favorite Book or Magazine will always be loved.This Mother's Day Basket is the perfect homemade gift

Food is always a must. Think of her favorites. In my basket I put:

  • Cheddar popcorn for her movie watching.
  • Crusty bread and spreadable cheese for an easy lunch.
  • Strawberries and blueberries for breakfast or any time.
  • Chocolate, of course.
  • Favorite drinks
  • I included some yummy granola because it’s great to eat alone or with milk, in yogurt, or on top of ice cream. It’s so versatile that I thought any mom would love it.

Nutty Granola

Nutty Granola Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Nutty Granola

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
This crunchy, nutty granola is a perfect addition to yogurt or ice cream or just to eat alone. Easy to make and cheaper than store bought brands.
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  • 5 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • ¾ Cup Roasted Sunflower Seeds
  • ¾ Cup Sliced Almonds
  • ¾ Cup Finely Chopped Pecans
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Cup Coconut Flakes
  • Cup Oil
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • Cup Honey
  • Cup Maple Syrup
  • ½ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Applesauce


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Spray two cookie sheets or jelly roll pans with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, cranberries, and coconut.
  • Combine oil, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, and applesauce in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and drizzle over oat mixture and toss well.
  • Spread on your prepared cookie sheets or jelly roll pans.
  • Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown about 45 minutes.
  • Let granola cool.and store in an airtight container.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 738kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American

I would love to hear your ideas for a Mother’s Day pamper basket. Please leave them in the comments below. Here are some other gift ideas.

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