Get Going With This Protein-Packed Granola Recipe

What better way to maintain your mountain-climbing mojo than with granola?


Planning to hoof it on a hiking trail this month? The best way to maintain your mountain-climbing mojo is with a snack you can take on the go — and what better one than granola? A breeze to make and adaptable to any taste, this easily totable treat offers a fiber- and protein-packed way to stay energized all day long. Here, we share an expert recipe concocted by Melinda Champagne, head baker at Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go in Kingston.

Makes about 2 pounds

1⁄8 c flaxseed
4 c old-fashioned oats
1 c sliced almonds
1⁄2 c pumpkin seeds
1⁄4 c sunflower seeds
1⁄4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp vegetable oil
6 Tbsp maple syrup
1⁄2 c raisins
1⁄2 c dried cherries, chopped
2 Tbsp plus 2 teaspoons crystallized ginger, minced

1. Combine flaxseed, oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, salt, oil, and syrup.

2. Spread evenly on a sheet pan.

3. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, stir, and bake for another 15 minutes.

4. Cool completely, then add fruit and ginger and mix well.

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