February 28, 2019

We make weekly granola batches around here – and every week I often make some tweaks to our original recipe to keep it interesting.  This week I had a large tub of mixed raw nuts, and thought they’d be a perfect substitution for the seeds in the original version.  This version is crunchy, nutty and sweet – the perfect combination! A little bit of honey goes a long way – so feel free to adjust to your taste preference.

I have used both rolled oats and quick oats to make granola.  In my opinion, both turn out well!  Feel free to use whatever you have in your pantry.  I have also used different oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil.  I have had luck with all three of these oils!

The secret is to stir the granola every 15 minutes or so during the cooking process.  This way, the edges don’t burn and the granola browns and roasts evenly.  I also let the granola cool all day or overnight to make sure it gets nice and dry.  It will store much better this way.

Lastly, mix up your granola ingredients!  You can switch up the nuts with seeds, or add dried fruit at the end after cooking.  You could also use maple syrup instead of honey for the sweetener.  There are so many options to keep the granola interesting and exciting each time you make it!  Enjoy!



Nutty Honey Granola

This is a nutty twist on our original granola!  So crunchy and sweet!  The honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this mix of nuts, oats and coconut.

  • Author: Marlin Orchards & Garden Centre



3 cups of oats (rolled oats or quick oats)
2 cups of mixed raw nuts
1 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup of Marlin honey
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of oil (oil of your choice)


Preheat oven to 300 F.  Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together.  Next, add the honey, water and oil, and stir until all of the dry ingredients are coated.  Spoon the mixture onto a lined baking sheet, and spread it out evenly.  Bake in the oven for about an hour (or until golden brown).  During this hour, make sure to stir the granola every 15 minutes so it doesn’t burn.  Let cool and store in a glass jar.  Enjoy plain as a snack, or as a topping on yogurt.

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