4/15/13

Bon Appétempt Goes to Scottsdale

A million thanks to Mary Anne, Adam, and their families for throwing such a beautiful wedding in the desert.

Granola slightly adapted from Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day
Note: do not leave out the grated orange zest. It adds such a lovely, delicious, fragrant note to this granola. (I couldn't / wouldn't stop eating it.)

4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups walnut halves or bits (Heidi's recipe calls for walnut halves, but I used a bag of what was more like quarters and it worked fine.)
1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded large-flake coconut
1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
2/3 cup dried currants
Grated zest of 2 oranges
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 300F with racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven. Set out two rimmed baking sheets, (or, if you're like me, an assortment of baking pans that offer the equivalent surface area as two rimmed baking sheets).

Combine the oats, walnuts, coconut, salt, currants and orange zest in a large mixing bowl. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir in the maple syrup. Whisk until thoroughly combined, then pour the maple mixture over the oat mixture until everything is well coated, at least 30 seconds. Divide the mixture equally between the baking sheets and spread into a thin layer.

Bake, stirring a couple of times along the way, for about 40 minutes, or until the granola is toasty and deeply golden. You may want to rotate the pans once, top to bottom, to ensure even baking. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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18 comments:

Matthew said...

So much fun, and... that granola is amazing.

Andrea said...

Do you think you could substitute almond slivers for the walnut? We have reason to believe that I is allergic to walnuts & pecans but definitely not to almonds.

amelia said...

Definitely! In fact, I think you can substitute in any kind of nut, really.

Jodi Hildebrand said...

i just choked up watching this. Yolo.

Kelsey said...

YOLO, for reals.

Mary Anne said...

me too, jodi!

Sara in America said...

I can't decide which part of this is my favourite. HOWEVER, let me tell you how relieved i am to discover there are other people who travel with their own granola. yolo.

Kara said...

Oh my gosh, I love this one so much. Thank you both! Freaking hilarious
XOXO & Happy Forever love, Mary Anne & Adam (& Amerzz)

amelia said...

I choked up MANY times during the filming and watching of this video. Glad I'm not alone.

amelia said...

Thanks, Kara!!!

Jacquelyn Grandy said...

Hi Amelia! I have to say that my 13 year old daughter and I have watched every one of your videos. We especially love the oyster one. You're hilarious and so real and that is what makes you so fun to watch. I see you having your own show someday, seriously. Keep the videos coming. xoxo, Jackie and Zoe :)

ginny said...

I like to use one of the fancy flavored olive oils (orange) in place of the fat in my granola....you can skip the zest in that case.

amelia said...

awww, thanks, Jackie and Zoe!!

Erica@ Abbie and Erica's Advetures said...

Amelia, I've been following your blog for a few month and love it! I really needed to smile today and your video was perfect! Thank you!

Mary Anne said...

I'm so glad that Bon Appetempt came to Scottsdale! Just the four of us...

Kimberley said...

I actually got a little teary during the speech. For reals. You rule!

Amelia Morris said...

awwwww, geez thanks, Kimberley!!

Berlin Event Planung said...

J'adore les idées et les photos de cette idée. ça m'a l'air d'avoir été une réussite. Merci pour la contribution. Cela va m'inspirer pour mes evenements futur.