On the days Mateo does not have summer camp, our kitchen table has become our mini home school. Yesterday, we learned about fractions through the making of some delicious granola. 


We also learned all about vowels and their short and long sounds. And to help us remember them, this blast from the past below certainly helped. (I felt 10 years old again!)

Mateo's Fractional Granola

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup raw honey (or brown sugar)

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. sea salt

5 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup hemp seeds

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Generous pinch of fresh grated nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Put coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, vanilla and salt into a small sauce pan over low heat until it has all dissolved together. Take pan off the heat. Mix in nutmeg.

Pour raw oats into a large bowl, then pour in syrup. Mix until well coated. Spread out and press onto a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, turning and mixing about halfway through. Remove from the oven, let it cool, and then enjoy. I like to eat mine with a sprinkle of shredded coconut on top with some soy milk, but that's just me. Mateo will go without the coconut, he says.