I love everything about the end of summer and savor every chance to be outside at this time of year… Appreciating the last few times we get to fire up the grill. The cool mornings, crisp evenings, and mild sunshine in the middle of the day. The beginnings of crinkling foliage under my feet. That one last camping hoorah before it gets too cold. And the last bits of summer’s harvest – tomatoes, zucchini, peaches. Oh how I love peaches. I’m sure New Jersey grows the best peaches.
It’s with these peaches in mind that I developed this little camper-friendly recipe. Make the granola a few days before, and then just throw the granola, peaches, and honey in your pack, and you’ll have a fresh peach crisp in the woods.
This is a family granola recipe, and it’s tried and true! For a bit of extra flavor, add some cinnamon in #1!
6 cups oats
1 cup flour
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon molasses
In large bowl mix, #1. In large glass measuring cup, mix #2. Pour #2 over #1 and mix well. Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake at 325. Take out and stir every 15-20 minutes. Bake until golden – about 45-60 minutes.
2 larger peaches
2 teaspoons honey
coffee (a must)
Peel and slice 2 peaches. In a small pan, mix peaches with honey, and stir until thick and syrupy. Pour 1-2 inches of granola over peaches. Let sit over low flame until warm through. Enjoy with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
I hope these recipes inspire you to get outside just once more this season, to enjoy whatever it is that you love about the end of summer. Hurry up, you’re running out of time!