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Hi all! Thought I’d share a quick post of one of my favorite and easy-to-make snacks – granola. The basic recipe is below but you can change it up with different additions, such as dried fruit or even chocolate chips.

In future posts I’ll include more healthy recipes and tips for refining not so healthy ones. Enjoy! Until next time . . . just love, Collette



  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1-2 cups nuts (I used pecans in the pic above but walnuts are great, too.)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-2 drops vanilla extract
  • dash of salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the oats and nuts in a bowl. In a small pot heat the syrup, molasses, honey, vanilla and salt over a low-medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, remove from heat and pour over the oat mixture. Stir together until mixed well.

Spread evenly in a foil-lined pan and bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake for another 8-10 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately transfer contents to a container. Let cool and enjoy!

*Granola should be kept in a covered container at room temperature. It will last for a week.*