Colby Hill Inn’s Most Requested Recipe!
|Colby Hill Inn Granola |
We were surprised to realize that the most requested recipe at the inn is our Colby Hill Inn Granola! We of course love coming up with terrific and unique breakfast items like Orange Thyme Pancakes with Orange Sauce, our special Eggs with Boursin over Puff Pastry, coffee cakes and scones and lots of other great recipes but we are always asked about our Granola!
With more people eating fruits and grains this is a perfect breakfast (or delicious snack) option and we continue to offer it each morning. We’ve been asked so often for the recipe that we are happy to share it with you here. We’ve also been asked many times if we sell our Granola and we do! We have it packaged in 1 lb. packages that you can pick up when you visit (or we can send it to you) if you are craving it. Enjoy!
6 cups of quick or Old Fashion Oats
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup pecans
½ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2 T Poppy seeds
Mix above in a large bowlMix ½ lb brown sugar with
¼ cup white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¾ teaspoon ginger
Add sugars and spices to the oat mix and distribute evenly.
Melt 1 ½ sticks of butter (3/4 cup) in a saucepan. Add
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup orange juice
Pour the warm liquid over the oat mix and mix well
Lay the mix out on 2 cookie sheets
Bake at 275 degree oven for 30 minutes
Let cool completely
Add 1 cup each of raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots
Store in an airtight container