There isn’t much you can make in the kitchen as forgiving and yet still totally impressive as granola so it’s a great project to make as a gift. This recipe--dare we even call it that?--really allows you to use what you have and make it how you (and your mom) really like to eat it... and that’s what cooking is all about. Fruit? Nuts? Seeds? How sweet? How salty? You get to answer all these questions. We’ll have time to decorate a jar or bag and even make a card for mom.
INGREDIENTS (double it for a big batch!):
• rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
• oil (olive and coconut are our favorites but sunflower, vegetable, or canola will work)
• maple syrup or honey
• brown sugar (light or dark)
• chopped nuts, seeds or a combo (walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews; pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds)
• flaked or shredded coconut, optional
• dried fruit like raisins, currants, cherries,, cranberries, apricots, dates
• pure vanilla extract
• Ground spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg), optional
• Salt (we like coarse kosher salt but any will do)
• 9x13-inch baking sheet or cake pan (two for double batch)
• vessel to hold the granola - you will make about 5 (or 10!) cups’ worth so you could use anything from a gallon zippered plastic bag to a large storage jar. Get creative!
• paper, pens or paints, clear packing tape (to make the label)
• materials to make a card
You’ll receive the lesson plan via email the week before the workshop and an email reminder with the Zoom link 30 minutes before class.
With the proper pre-class prep, our lessons are designed for students to be able to cook without parental participation, but parents know their children best. Some children may need a hand with particular equipment or instructions.
HOW TO SIGN UP MORE THAN ONE CHILD:
Families using one screen for more than multiple children need only to purchase one seat for the family. Sign up one of your children and note at checkout who the other child(ren) are. If you sign up more than one, we will assume you are opting to pay for more than one as a means of supporting our work. Thank you!
If signing up from outside the U.S. you will need a workaround to get through the registration process. Select any U.S. state from the drop-down menu, but then put your actual postal code in the “zip code” section. We don’t need your mailing address so the stand-in state doesn’t matter, but this way your credit card will be authorized through the billing postal code.
Other Things To Know
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Reviews for Mother's Day Granola Workshop
5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 activity ratings
May 12, 2020
The instruction and the amazingly delicious final product!
It was all good
May 10, 2020
Friendly, supportive, and delicious result!
Reviews for The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)
4.9 out of 5
Based on 337 provider ratings
Nov 30, 2021
Kate, the instructor, taught at the perfect pace for the kids to be able to follow step by step.
A little messy-used a lot of dishes/utensils
Dynamite Dinner Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen
Nov 20, 2021
We loved everything! Kate our instructor was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. She facilitated the class very well, pace was good, lots of opportunity to ask questions. Her engagement with us was perfect ! The class was the right amount of time, and the recipe we did was really really tasty. We loved it!! I would sign up right now for the rest of the year however we are busy all weekend now (ski season). A baking class in the eve during the week would be a nice option.:)
Nov 20, 2021
Very Kid Friendly! Easy to follow, the cooking instructors are great & the desserts are delicious!
Not much, Carly cannot wait for her next class.
About The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)
We started as a culinary social club for children and their families in a Park Slope, Brooklyn storefront with a teaching kitchen, cook's library, photo and video studio, backyard garden and a cafe up front. That was in 2017. In 2020 everything changed and we pivoted online.
Our goal is to help the rising generation of cooks find their niche in food, to celebrate the diversity of our communities and the wider world, and to develop positive relationships around food. Consider us Home Ec 2.0: we champion an old fashioned reverence of the table and offer a cool, supportive place to unplug, but we also embrace technology in the ways it can foster creativity and connection.
The Dynamite Shop empowers kids to express themselves through the lens of food, so we’re not just cooking lasagna and bibimbap to bring home for dinner--we’re learning about regional variations, live-streaming with chefs, watching and creating videos, and exploring how food intersects with culture and community.
Our core curricula is the Dynamite Dinner Club where kids gather in our Zoom kitchen to cook dinner for their families and learn real life cooking skills in the process. Beyond Dinner Club, we're a community that revolves around food: We offer cooking classes for the whole family, weekend workshops, food service projects, private parties and group cooking activities for all ages. Now that we’re online, we are available to the whole planet.