A few folks have asked about the granola we serve for breakfast at Forest Camp, so I thought I would share the recipe our family has developed over the past few years. My goal was for the granola to be browned and crunchy with a minimal amount of natural sweetener. It's delicious served with milk, alt-milk, or yogurt.
Eastern Woodland Granola
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix together in a large bowl:
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups finely chopped or slivered nuts
- ¼ cups flax meal
- ½ cup chopped dried fruit
- ½ cup pepitas
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- cinnamon and salt to taste
Warm until runny (I prefer in a Pyrex in microwave but you could do on stovetop):
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
Stir into oil/honey mixture:
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir thoroughly with wooden spoon.
Spread granola onto rimmed baking sheet (I find darker ones work better) and put in oven.
After 15 minutes, stir granola.
Bake until lightly browned and it smells like granola in the house.