Elk Camp Granola

Home Made Granola

Granola is a great healthy way to start the day and can be enjoyed in many different ways. It can be enjoyed with yogurt, milk, and dairy free milk substitutes, such as almond milk, or even just on its own. Our recipe is just a guideline. You can substitute many things in your own version to cater to your dietary needs. Some examples are gluten-free oats instead of regular oats, agave or maple syrup as a sweetener, and of course any number of different nuts, seeds and dry fruit combinations.

At any given time we generally have some form of granola in house. Here is a recipe for one of our house favorites.

Elk Camp Granola

8oz Pumpkin Seeds

Zest of 1 Orange

8oz Pecan Pieces

8oz Cashews

8oz Almonds

8oz Macadamia nuts

8oz dried cranberries

24oz Oats

3oz butter

1 cinnamon stick

16oz Local Honey

Pinch of Salt

Preheat an oven to 300 degrees.

Mix all of the nuts, seeds and oats and dry cranberries together in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a medium size sauce pan over low heat. Once melted add the orange zest, cinnamon stick and honey to the butter and keep on low heat until hot. Remove the cinnamon stick from the sauce and pour over the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix thoroughly. Place the mixture evenly onto nonstick cookie sheets or sheet trays with a Silpat on the bottom. Use enough sheet trays to get a shallow evenly spread layer on each one. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove the sheets trays from the oven and stir the granola mixture around on the tray with a high heat spatula and place back in the oven for 10 more minutes. If the mixture is not golden brown continue to check and mix the granola every 5 minutes until golden brown and delicious is reached. Let cool completely on sheet trays before removing and storing the granola in air tight containers.

1 reply added

  1. Veggie Foodie February 8, 2018 Reply

    The photo of the granola looks like there are sesame seeds or something else micro small as an ingredient. Also there is a typo: “Once melted and the orange zest”, should this be “add the orange zest”?

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