Santa Ynez Inn guests who stay here enjoy a variety of options for their luxurious wine country breakfast. From the hot breakfast item du jour to the self-served options of fresh fruits, yogurts and homemade granolas. At the Santa Ynez Inn, one of the most lovely “benefits” to staying here is the experience of smelling freshly-baked homemade goodness wafting on the air as you enter our lobby. Our baking experts love what they do and those who say that “love” does not have a scent, have not been to our inn in the afternoons when we are often busy baking and preparing for the next morning.
We have several granola recipes, but this is one of our favorites. From our recipe file drawer to your kitchen. Happy Cooking!
Makes 6 Servings
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup cashews
- 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.