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DIY: Mother’s Day Granola + Printables

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A very dear friend of mine, Mariel, once brought over some delicious homemade granola to me while I was visiting San Diego.  My mom had some  of the granola and couldn’t stop talking about it for weeks (it was a couple of years ago and she still talks about it!).  As I was thinking of mother’s day ideas for my own mom, granola was the first thing to come to mind.  I asked Mariel if it’d be alright to share the recipe, and she kindly provided it below (thank you Mariel!!).  Homemade granola is a healthy and delicious treat for any mom.  And since it can be sealed and packaged, it can easily be sent through the mail. I can’t wait for the package to get delivered to my mom – I know she’ll be very excited to have some more of Mariel’s-delicious homemade granola on her pantry shelf!

Part 1 – Mother’s Day Granola


  • 3 cups whole oats
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • Dried cranberries, pecan halves, large coconut flakes (handful of each)
  • 1 cup safflower oil (or sunflower oil)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup

Step #1: In a Pyrex dish, toast oats for 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Mix twice while toasting.

Step #2: In a large bowl, whisk dry milk powder and flour together. Mix in cranberries, pecans, and coconut flakes.granola_1

Step #3: In a sauce pan on low heat, warm oil and maple syrup for a few minutes.  Once warmed, add to the dry mix along with the toasted oats. Mix until combined. granola_2 Step #4: Put the mixture back into the Pyrex dish and bake for 45 minutes at 300 degrees, mixing every 15 minutes. Let cool before eating or packaging.granola_3granola_4Part 2 – The Packaging

Materials Needed:

  • Mason Jar
  • Avery® Round 2.5″ Labels (22808, 22818, 22924, 22962)

Now, since my mom is all the way across the country I knew I was going to have to ship the granola, so I went with a mason jar for the packaging.  Recently, the lovely folks at Avery sent me some new labels to use, so I decided to design some Mother’s Day labels for the mason jar.  When it comes to mason jars, the Avery round labels (in 2.5″ diameter) are the perfect size labels for the top of the jar, so I’ve designed a full set of labels that you can add to the top and/or side(s) of the mason jar…or any packaging for that matter.  I’ve included the free printable below.  All you need to do is download the template and print while using the Avery® round labels.  Make sure to set your printer settings to accommodate the labels, which is as easy as just changing the paper type before you hit print.

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Note: If you don’t have time to run out and grab the Avery labels, you can still use the printable with normal paper and then just cut to size and then just glue or tape to your jar/box/bag/etc.