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May 3, 2020

Granola ~ Tasty, Crunchy and Hot From the Oven

By: Mary Pellegrini

Granola ~ Tasty, Crunchy and Hot From the Oven

I make a batch of fresh granola about once a week. Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Cereal, seeds and nuts are sweetened with maple and rice syrup, baked, then combined with sweet dried fruit to make an excellent and nutritious start to your day. I don’t always measure but I will try to replicate my recipe here:

Combine 5 or 6 cups of Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Cereal with a quarter cup sunflower seeds, quarter cup sesame seeds, quarter cup slivered almonds and a half cup hazelnuts.You can add or substitute pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans. Mix it up!  Set aside.

In a sauce pan, heat to boil equal parts of two of these sweeteners, about a quarter cup each, honey, maple syrup, agave or rice syrup with a quarter cup sunflower or canola oil. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat.

Spread on cookie sheet and bake in a 275 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, stir is up and bake another 25 minutes. After it has cooled, add craisins, raisins, dried apples, banana chips, what ever you like. Maybe a little coconut.

We sprinkle it over our pears and apples, use it to top a yummy fruit crumb, or serve as is with milk, yogurt and fresh fruit. The wonderful aroma while baking is a bonus!

During the COVID-19 pandemic our open status has moved forward with information provided to us by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority. We are putting more proactive and preventive measures in place so the Old Parkdale Inn will remain a place of rejuvenation for those seeking space to breathe and relax when we can again welcome guests

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Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest.  After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn.  Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet.  We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like. We now have EV and Tesla Chargers for guest use.  

Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await.  Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Area, offering multi-night packages and access to discounted lift tickets. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.

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