Few things taste as wholesome as homemade granola. It’s delicious with milk and fruit, served with yogurt or as a dessert topping, with whipped cream. Make a big batch and put into Mason jars with a holiday ribbon as a perfect little gift for the postman, the dog-walker or the next-door neighbour.
Feel free to riff on the ingredient list, depending on what you have on your pantry or what your taste is.
4 Cups of Old-fashion oats
1 Cup nuts (use raw pecans, walnuts, or raw almond pieces – or all 3)\
½ Cup Coconut oil (melted butter or olive oil also works if you don’t have coconut oil)
¾ tsp salt
2 tsp Scorpio’s Kiss
1 tsp vanilla
½ Cup Maple Syrup
⅔ Cup of a mix of Cranberries (dried) and raisins.
⅓ Cup unsweetened coconut flakes *Optional
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl combine the liquid ingredients (the oil, maple syrup, vanilla) with the sugar.
- In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients (oats, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries and Scorpio’s Kiss. (Leave the coconut out at this stage.)
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dried ingredients. Use your hands to mix well.
- Spread out on the pan, allowing bits to clump together.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and using a spatula gently to turn it. Add coconut and bake for another 8 minutes.
Keeps well in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Or store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.