This month’s Secret Recipe Club reveal is from Eliot’s Eats. Debra’s blog is filled with wholesome goodness! I loved looking through her recipe’s, as well as just browsing the other parts of her blog. I also loved that she has a heart for real food and eating local.
If you’re new around here, The Secret Recipe Club is a once a month event where I’m assigned another members blog to cook from and blog about. Likewise, someone has my blog too. It’s a secret until the big reveal day. Plus, for a foodie like me, I’ve been introduced to so many amazing food blogs through this experience. Please go check out The Secret Recipe Club for tons of awesome blogs, recipe’s and bloggers. These people are a fantastic community.
One of the favorite foods in my household is granola, so I was thrilled to find Eliot’s Eats Nutty Granola recipe. It is quite different from my ‘usual’, so I was excited to try it. Not that I don’t love the other one, I just think a little variety is good. I did make a couple changes due to not having some ingredients on hand, and they are noted in the ingredient list.
2 T. canola oil
1/4 c. local honey
1/4 c. light molasses (not blackstrap)
1/2 c. brown sugar (light or dark—your choice)
1/2 t. Kosher salt
1 t. ground cinnamon
4 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. pecan halves (I used walnuts)
1/4 c. raw pepitas
1/2 c. raw pistachios (I used cashews–although I would have loved the pistachios)
1/4 c. flax seeds (I omitted because I only had flaxseed meal)
1/4 c. chia seeds
Preheat oven to 325 degrees .
Heat over low heat and stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved. Let cool slightly while the other ingredients are mixed.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, walnuts, pepitas, cashews, and chia seeds. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and stir well so all ingredients are coated.
Divide mixture and spread evenly on the two baking sheets. Place in oven and and set timer for 10 minutes. After timer goes off, rotate baking sheets and stir. Add timer for another 10 minutes. Repeat. Total cooking time is 35-40 minutes.
This does tend to burn easily so watch carefully.
Some of our favorite ways to eat granola: As a cereal,