There is a full spread on the table for a breakfast at Chalet Cannelle but there are definitely two items which are commented on most from our guests – the delicious fresh and creamy eggs from our pasture reared / wild chickens and the homemade granola cereal.
With so many of our regular guests unable to visit us this winter, we thought we would share our granola recipe so you can have a taste of Chalet Cannelle on your breakfast table. This recipe is one of Lorraine’s…this means finding the scraps of notes she has made in various notebooks and other places…whilst normally super organised, she never writes her recipes in one place!
Chalet Cannelle Breakfast Granola
This makes quite a lot but it stores very well in an air tight container or glass jar. You can use as it is on top of yogurt or the recipe for the mix for breakfast cereal is at the bottom of the post. If you can, buy all organic ingredients. You can substitute the types of nuts and seeds for variety.
- 350g large oats
- 100g sliced almonds
- 75g sunflower seeds
- 75g pumpkin seeds
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp table salt
- 75g raw brown sugar
- 50ml maple syrup
- 50ml honey
- 75g grapeseed oil
- Turn on the oven to 150 degrees (fan assisted)
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a very large bowl.
- Gradually add the wet ingredients – the oil, syrup and honey and mix very well until equally spread.
- On a large baking tray, you may need two, cover the bottom with baking paper or a non stick mat
- Spread the mix over the trays and bake for 15 minutes.
- Stir well, bake for another 15 minutes, then repeat this step again.
- Total bake time is 45 minutes, by then it will be a nice toasty brown
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool for about 30 mins. It will stick together.
- Break apart to store leaving the clumps as large or small as you like.
Breakfast Cereal Mix
Mix equal parts of an organic bran flake and granola, then add a dried fruit of your choice such as jumbo sultanas, dehydrated apple, chopped dried fig or chopped dates.