Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Busy Bee's Granola {#BrunchWeek, #giveaway}

It's #Brunchweek!  We're halfway through our second annual week-long blogging event hosted by Terri of  Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen!

Join us this whole week - May 5th through 11th - while we celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and prepare for Mother's Day and the summer brunching season.  We are 32 bloggers strong, bringing you recipes for everything from cocktails to eggs benedict to donuts.

Our amazing sponsors have donated some great prizes for a gigantic giveaway. Click (here) to read about this fun event, the sponsors, and the giveaway!

I wanted to use another of Bob's Red Mill products I received for participating in this week's #BrunchWeek festivities - the rolled oats. We love oats and eat them at least once a week for breakfast. But granola is my quick, grab-n-go snack. Hence the title: Busy Bee. I usually make a batch on Sunday night and use it throughout the week on top of granola for a quick snack.


  • 4 C rolled organic oats
  • 1/2 C sugar in the raw
  • 1/2 C organic unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 C sliced almonds
  • 1/4 C organic flax seed meal
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 3 T honey (I used a local avocado honey)
  • dash of ground ginger
  • dash of ground cinnamon
  • dash of ground nutmeg
  • dash of ground cardamom
  • 4 t honey liqueur
In a large bowl mix oats, sugar, coconut, almonds, flax seed meal, and salt. In a saucepan heat canola oil and honey until warm. Remove from heat and whisk in honey liqueur. Pour this mixture over the oat mixture and mix thoroughly till everything is completely coated.

Spread this evenly on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake at 300º for about 20 minutes until slightly golden brown. Don’t stir during baking. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in an air tight container.

Here's what the other #BrunchWeek bloggers brought to the table...

Brunch Beverages:

Brunch Egg Dishes:

Brunch Breads and Grains:

Brunch Fruits, Vegetables, Sides: 

Brunch Desserts: 

Thanks again Bob's Red Mill - just one of the eleven sponsors -
for ingredients used in this recipe.


  1. My hubby eats granola like it's going out of style, but I dislike the store bought excited to try this on him! Pinned!

  2. I adore homemade granola and your recipe looks divine, Camilla!

  3. Fabulous! I've never had avocado honey. Must go hunting.

    1. It's very distinctive. We have a local place to get it. Let me know if you find it in Canada!

  4. I love homemade granola. It is so much better than any of the ones you can buy at the store and you have so much more control over what goes into it! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. I love having homemade granola on hand for snacking. This sounds great, Camilla!

  6. love this! I'm always down for some homemade granola!

  7. Such a great granola. It's been too long since I've made my own.

  8. Your granola sounds delicious and easy! I cant wait to make it for my family.

  9. I love homemade granola! Yum!


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