December 15, 2016

Holiday Traditions

We are grateful for the support and dedication of our clients and vendors. Each year SNP puts together a holiday gift to express our appreciation. In past years, we’ve done, cookies, cakes, soup mixes, and this year we made granola. Here’s the recipe and a glimpse of Chef Louis crafting our SNP Holiday Granola (which is so amazing, it just might be our new holiday tradition).

Wishing all of our SNP friends a happy, healthy, and delicious 2017

SNP Holiday Granola

1cup lightly packed brown sugar
cup water
4cups old fashioned oats
2cups quinoa
2cups shredded coconut
cups sunflower seeds
cups almonds, chopped
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1teaspoon ground nutmeg
¾teaspoon Kosher salt
cup canola oil
teaspoons vanilla extract
1cup dried cranberries (or any dried fruit you like)


1.Preheat the oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar with the water and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool slightly.
2.In a large bowl, toss the oats with the quinoa, coconut, sunflower seeds, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
3.Add the canola oil and vanilla to the brown sugar syrup and whisk well.
4.Pour the syrup over the oat mixture and mix well with a rubber spatula or your hands until thoroughly combined.
5.Transfer the oat mixture to a baking sheet and pat it down in an even layer; it will be thick but shouldn’t rise above the rim of the baking sheet.
6.Bake, stirring every 5 minutes with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even, golden brown, about 25 minutes. Watch granola carefully because coconut burns easily! Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Add dried fruit when granola is cool and store in an airtight container.