What’s in Your Lunchbox? | Recipe: Ste. Anne’s Granola

Once you’ve had a chance to try Ste. Anne’s Granola, you’ll understand why it’s a perennial guest favourite.  (It should be noted that there are those who consider it more of a trail mix rather than a granola.  Either way, it’s delicious!)  See the recipe …


Ste. Anne’s Granola (Yields 8 cups)

  • 1 cup raw slivered almonds
  • 1 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 325F and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the nuts, seeds, coconut and spices in a mixing bowl, except for the cranberries.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the honey and butter together over low heat.  Pour over the nut mixture and combine well.
  4. Spread evenly onto baking sheet, bake for 15 minutes and turn the tray.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until toasted to your liking.  Add cranberries and bake for another 5 minutes.
  5. Allow mixture to cool thoroughly and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

This recipe has been kitchen-tested and approved by a Trakkers member who has visited Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario at least once a year since 2006.  Ste. Anne’s Spa graciously gave us permission to share this recipe from their cookbook, ‘Everyday Recipes from Ste. Anne’s Spa’.

Enjoy Ste. Anne’s Granola at breakfast with yogurt or bring a bag of it for snacking on the trails.

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