Butter Pecan Granola

2 1/2 cup rolled oats 
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup pecan halves 
1/2 cup slivered almonds 
1 cup toasted coconut chips
1/4 cup salted butter
1/2 cup 100% maple syrup
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract 

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, cinnamon, pecans, toasted coconut chips and almonds.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt the butter.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the maple syrup, salt, vanilla extract and brown sugar.
  • Add to the oats bowl. 
  • Stir everything together until well covered by the butter mixture and pour out evenly onto a cookie sheet. 
  • Bake for 40 minutes, stirring the granola every 10 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and let completely cool before storing it in a Mason Jar or other air tight container. 
This Granola is wonderful alone but is also be lovely as a parfait..Greek yogurt, layered with granola and a drizzle of  honey. 

Eggs Benedict
You need time and patience to make this dish, but makes for a lovely breakfast or Brunch.
1 English Muffin 
2 Eggs
2 Slices Canadian Bacon
Hollandaise Sauce:
3 Eggs Yolks Whisked
2 TBSP Water
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup Butter, cut into thirds

  • In a medium Pot, Simmer water & Poach the 2 Eggs
  • Slice the English Muffin in half and Toast till golden brown.
  • Cook the Canadian Bacon in a skillet. Slightly Browning each side.
  • In a Double Boiler, once the water is boiling, Add 3 Eggs Yolks, 2 TBSP Water, 1 TBSP Lemon Juice, salt and Cayenne. Whisk lightly. Once warm, add the 3 chunks of butter one at a time, whisking till melted and thick. (Be cautious not to over whisk, or over heat the sauce. It will become to thick to pour over the eggs.)


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