Making a big batch of hearty granola is a great way to satisfy breakfast and snacking needs and proves endlessly versatile while on the road. Throw in a handful of dark chocolate chips to turn into a trail mix, perfect for keeping hunger at bay while you’re out and about. This granola is also ideal for turning fresh fruit you discover on your travels into a delicious dessert. We’ve used cherries here, but grilled peaches, apricots, blueberries, or any fresh, seasonal bounty would work amazingly well.
To turn your Go-Everywhere Granola into your Go-Everywhere Trail Mix, simply add 1/4 cup (60 mL) mini dairy-free chocolate chips, and hit the trails.
To make the most of a fruitful bounty, and to add an extra dimension of flavour, use a mixture of sour and sweet cherries—and don’t forget to pack a cherry pitter!
Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C).
In large bowl, combine oats, almonds, hemp hearts, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper.
In small bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, cardamom, and cinnamon. Pour wet ingredients over oat mixture and mix until well combined.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly overtop. If you like your granola chunky, press mixture with a spatula before baking. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until oats and almonds have turned deep golden brown. Remove baking sheet from oven, add cranberries, and stir occasionally while granola cools completely. Pack granola in sealed container.
To make crumble, place cherries in appropriately sized cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and granola. Cover and bake in preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 20 minutes, or over the hot coals of a campfire, until juices are bubbling. Remove cover and bake for a further 5 minutes.
Tarts are timeless, and a good tart is always a people-pleaser. And who doesn’t love something with chocolate in any form? This classic tart is so easy to make with fresh fruit and hints of orange in a delicious chocolate crust. Once firm, it cuts like a dream into 16 easy slices. Fruity faves This remarkable tart lends itself well to a bevy of flavours. We conjoined raspberries with chocolate and orange in our tart. But you can stretch the boundaries with all sorts of fruits such as mango, pineapple, and papaya. If you’re longing to go somewhere tropical but the opportunity has scooted away, make this timely tart and fill it with the flavours of the tropics.
This cozy winter drink is perfect for sipping by the fireside. Serve it up with our Maple Pecans. It’s soothingly delicious and creamy served hot or cold. Plant milks We’ve suggested oat milk for an ultimate creamy beverage in our recipe. But any plant milk will be equally delicious. Other possibilities include unsweetened soy, almond, rice, and regular dairy milk products. Iced maple milk affogato A true Italian affogato is vanilla gelato or ice cream doused in espresso. In our version we place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass and douse it with our hot Dreamy Maple Sipper. Shave some dark chocolate on top and gratings of nutmeg. Serve with a tall spoon. Delicious!
Here’s the perfect recipe for a fireside snack attack. It’s so easy and can be made ahead and stored in a tightly covered container in the fridge or freezer without losing crispness. Delicious served with a hot toddy. Crunchy munchies Switch out pecans for Brazil nuts or walnuts, or even mixed nuts. The trick is to use raw nuts, as opposed to roasted, as these would become too toasted. Try playing with different spices such as cinnamon or curry powder. These are delicious served on crostini that’s been spread with our Creamy Feta Dip.