Happy New Year. The holidays were very good to me. Much time was spent in the kitchen and around the table with friends and family. Lots of laughs and walks along the ocean. New memories were created and old traditions were celebrated.
Another year has rolled by and I am still making granola. It is a staple in our house, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. I am always experimenting with new combinations of rolled grains, dried fruits, sweeteners and spices. Not always a terribly scientific process. A little of this, a little of that or whatever happens to be in the house.
This particular version was inspired by a favourite cookie of mine over at 101cookbooks, Heidi’s version of the anzac cookie. It is a wonderful chewy oat cookie with coconut, orange zest, honey and orange blossom water. I took my basic tried and true granola recipe and adapted it with these flavours in mind. I added almonds and some beautiful dried cherries.