Hurricane Granola

Before we all (east coasters) start running in small circles about Hurricane Irene blowing down our doors, it's time to lock and load on our snack food. Electricity may be out for days, refrigeration will be sketchy, and those pretzels should have been bird food weeks ago so how do you keep your energy up for one more bloody game of Parcheesi? Hurricane Granola. Yeah, baby.

6 cups oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup coconut --- it is a tropical storm after all
1/2 cup dried fruit: apricots, pineapple, papaya
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup veggie oil
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Set oven to 300 degrees and mix ingredients in a high-sided pan.  Bake for 30 minutes, turning oats every ten minutes. Remove from oven when the dinger goes crazy and turn one more time so it doesn't harden, then let cool.

Store in an airtight and waterproof container on a high shelf until needed as comfort food while the storm gets down with her bad self outside.

Stay safe!

1 comment:

  1. And for those of us outside of the hurricane path... we don't have to worry about the electricity.

    I can't recall ever seeing a granola recipe, but then I don't cook, myself.