Thursday, April 7, 2011

Maple Honey Granola

It has been a great (and long) maple sugaring season. We are still going strong a full week into April. We're usually all packed up by now, but our taps are still drip, drip, dripping. After Thag emptied all the buckets tonight, Baby Yub Yub kept startling at the plinking sounds at the bottom of the now empty buckets.

This is our fifth boil, and we still have more to go. Yay for the sweet stuff! You never know what kind of year it will be.

So time for Meal Number 1:

Maple Honey Granaola:

8 cups rolled oats

1 cup canola oil

3/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup honey

1 cup walnuts

1 cup slivered almonds


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease two large cookie sheets (the ones with sides) or use silicone non stick mats.

Mix oil, honey, and maple syrup until well blended. Pour oats and walnuts in a large bowl. Sprinkle with a little salt and stir. Pour liquids over oats and walnuts. Bake about 20 minutes. Stir. Bake another 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Watch this carefully. Cooking times vary. Feel free to lower the temperature if you need to. I have burned an entire batch, and it is an expensive mistake to make!

Remove from oven. Add almonds. Stir. Let cool and harden. Break into small pieces and store in an air tight container.

Feel free to add any dried fruit, seeds, or nuts. We like ours nutty and are using some of the black walnuts we harvested this fall.


  1. Ooga! You are awesome. This granola is delicious. I am spoiling my supper with it right now.