Granola, courtesy of Edible Education

A bowl of granola, yogurt & berries served in a ceramic bowl and eaten with a metal spoon.

Such basic creature comforts become an absolute treat while on the road; especially when you’re used to a breakfast of instant oats consumed from a tiny cooking pot with a plastic spoon. I present, courtesy of my lovely host Ann from Edible Education, an¬†extra tasty granola recipe. Nourish your body and your soul!

Edible Education Granola

5 c. oatmeal

1 c. coconut flakes

1/2 c. sliced almonds

1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

1/4 c. agave nectar or honey

1/3 c. pumpkin seeds

1/2 c. maple syrup – real

1/4 c. ground flax seed

1/2 c. warm water

1/4 c. butter, room temperature

1/2 c. dried cranberries

1/2 c. raisins

Combine all ingredients except the raisins and cranberries. Spread out on foil-covered sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until slightly browned. Add raisins and cranberries afterward and store in a sealed container.

255 Calories per 1/2 c., 12 g fat and 6 g. protein.