If there’s one thing we’re nuts about – it’s granola! There are so many recipes out there for you to try, and really what it comes down to is personal preference. Give this recipe a go, and you walnut regret it! Many guests have enjoyed our homemade granola over the years, so we think it’s time to share our recipe with you. If you are a vegan, or a regular ol’ maple syrup connoisseur from the North, you can tweek this recipe and replace honey for more syrup, stevia, or agave. Don’t worry – we use the real stuff! We thought it was raisin-able to keep the recipe fruit-free, but blueberries, craisins, or fresh sliced bananas or strawberries would be a great addition to enjoy with yogurt. We think that you will enjoy this Tabbs Creek granola specialty so much, you oat to share it with your neighbors!
3 cups Regular Oats
½ cup Sunflower Seeds
2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
1 cup Walnuts, chopped
1 cup sliced almonds
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Honey*
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup canola oil
*Can be substituted for maple syrup, agave, or stevia.
- Mix together oats, seeds and nuts in large mixing bowl. Heat oven to 325.
- In a small sauce pan mix together remaining ingredients. Stir well and over medium low heat, bring to a slight simmer, turn off heat, do not let boil.
- While hot, pour oil mixture from saucepan in oat mixture. Mix thoroughly with rubber spatula.
- Spread evenly on large greased baking pan. Place in oven for approximately 30 minutes (or until golden brown). Stir granola every 10 minutes
- Remove sheet pan from oven and allow to cool. Place in airtight container. Will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks – but homemade granola never lasts that long here!