Scranton Seahorse Inn

Granola Recipe

Scranton Seahorse Inn

Healthy & Simple Granola Recipe

 

housemade granola

This recipe is a variation of my original granola recipe.  I was asked by a guest to create one that used less sugar and syrup.  After a few experiments this is the end result.   My guest and I are very happy with this version.   I like that the amount of sweeteners was reduced by more than 70% and the flavor was not only not compromised but improved.   You can eliminate the 3T of brown sugar completely when mixing the dry goods.   Make this once and you’ll stop buying boxed sweet cereal forever!

 

 

In a microwave or on a stovetop gently heat the following ingredients until the butter is melted.

  • ¾ cup high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup of your favorite local honey or local maple syrup
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • ½ t almond extract OR pure vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl mix together the following ingredients:

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup Quinoa
  • ¾ cup slivered almonds
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • ¾ cup raw pepitas
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1T kosher salt
  • 1t cinnamon
  • ½t freshly ground nutmeg
  • 3T brown sugar (optional)

Stir in the warmed olive oil mixture and oats mixture with a rubber spatula.    Spread evenly on a rimmed sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silpat and cook in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes until browned stirring every 10 minutes.   Cool completely.

Once cooled and just before storing, stir granola with your hands, breaking up any of the mixture that may be stuck together.  Stir in 1 cup of your favorite dried fruit. Pitted dates, cranberries, golden raisins are great.   Store in an air tight container in a refridgerator for up to two weeks.

A few notes about ingredients and substitutions.

  1. Great olive oil is key. We are lucky to have Shoreline Vine here in Madison and I use their Picual EVOO for this recipe because it’s naturally sweet and appropriately earthy for this recipe.   I personally don’t recommend flavored or infused olive oil for your granola but this is about you and your taste buds.   Experiment! If you don’t have a store like Shoreline Vine near you (they do ship by the way!) then find a high quality extra virgin olive oil in your supermarket
  2. If you don’t like almonds substitute your favorite nuts in equal quantities.
  3. When springtime arrives I used whatever fruit is local & fresh in place of dried fruits. If you use fresh fruit just wash and chop and add to your granola just before serving with yogurt or milk.
  4. I serve this granola frequently and this is a fairly large batch.   You can easily cut this recipe in half by dividing all ingredients by 2.

 

 

Get Your Gift Certificates Today!!!

 GIFT CERTIFICATES

THE PERFECT GIFT!!

 

Still contemplating what to buy for that special someone on your list?   Scranton Seahorse Inn gift certificates will make that special friend, parent, sibling, teacher, or colleague very happy!  Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination and never expire.  Madison Connecticut and the shoreline is a perfect place to visit any time of year so your gift will be appreciated no matter when it’s used.

Here’s a bonus!!  When you purchase a gift certificate of $200 or more you’ll receive an additional $25 gift certificate at no charge for yourself to use at another time.  Or, you can give it as another gift or use it as a stocking stuffer or grab bag gift.

We are happy to email you your gift certificate(s) or we can put one in the mail on the same day with our brochure.

Don’t delay call today at 203.245.0550 and scratch another name (or two!) off your shopping list.  Gift certificates will be sold until December 24th.

 

Hoping to see you at the inn soon! 

 

 

 

Small Business Saturday

Don’t forget to support your favorite small businesses during the holiday shopping season.  You always get great service and great products from these independently owned businesses.  On Small Business Saturday you’ll get even bigger savings.

Gift certificates for the Scranton Seahorse Inn make great gifts.  On Small Business Saturday gift certificates are 20% off so be sure to give us a call at 203.245.0550 or stop by.

Gift certificates purchased can be used for new reservations made in 2018 and cannot be combined with other discounts or used for existing reservations.  Gift certificates are sold in $100 increments up to $2000.

Christmas at the Scranton Seahorse Inn

 

Yankee Magazine picks the best in New England

 

We are delighted to have Yankee Magazine select the Scranton Seahorse Inn as one of their top five bed and  breakfasts in New England for the holidays.    We go all out every holiday but nothing like we do at Christmas and we are happy our guests and Yankee readers think so too.

Click here to read about The Best Five B & B’s for the Holidays in Yankee’s November/December issue.

Click here to check our availability and please come and see us soon!

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Sale

Mother's Day Gift Cards for the Scranton Seahorse Inn

Scranton Seahorse Inn Gift Cards-Perfect for Mother’s Day!!

Purchase your Mother’s Day gift certificates before Friday May 12th and we’ll email you a copy just in time for moms celebration.  Take advantage of our discounts and make mom’s gift extra special.  The more you spend the bigger the discount.

 

 

Purchase Discounts:

Save 10% ($15) on $150 gift certificate

Save 15% ($45) on $300 gift certificate

Save 20% ($100) on $500 gift certificate

Don’t forget all the moms in your life this Mother’s Day and call the inn at 203.245.0550 to purchase your gift certificate today.

The Scranton Seahorse Inn is in the center of the village in Madison, Connecticut and is within walking distance to beaches, shopping and several restaurants.   Bike rentals and beach passes available in summer and fall.

Ask us about our Monday night dinners at the inn!

 

Don’t forget dear old dad….

fathers day When you purchase a gift certificate for dad this Father’s Day we’ll put a little something special in his room when he checks in.   If you’re dad enjoys beer he’ll find a sampler six pack of cold ones in his room when he arrives.   Connecticut has some awesome breweries (including a few right here on the CT. Shoreline) and we have our favorites that we look forward to sharing.    If dad prefers chocolate covered oreos, turtles and truffles over beer just let us know.   We’ll leave a nice collection  of hand made chocolates will be left instead.

Gift certificates never expire and can be purchased in any denomination.

See you at the inn!

 

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

Mother's Day 2016Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8th.  Time to treat the mom(s) in your life to a special gift.  Purchase a $200 Scranton Seahorse Inn gift certificate before Mother’s Day and  get a free $25 gift card to Lenny & Joe’s AND when your mom checks in we’ll include a gift bucket of our delicious hand made seahorse and seashell chocolates.

Our gift certificates can be used any time and never expire.   Call today and receive your Mother’s Day bundle in time for her day.
 

Gift Certificates and a Free Cookbook

50greatThe Scranton Seahorse Inn was recently selected to submit some of our most popular recipes to be included in “50 Great Bed & Breakfasts and Inns”.   All of the inns and B & B’s selected are New England based so if you love the hospitality and food of New England inn’s this is a great book to add to your collection not only for the recipes but also as a guide to help you pick where to stay on your next vacation.   I suggest a tour that includes a few of them!

From now until December 23rd you’ll get a free copy of this special book when you purchase a gift certificate of $200 (or more) for a stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.     You can also purchase the book separately for $17.

Call us today to order you gift certificates and to get a copy of “50 Great Bed & Breakfast”s and Inn’s” in time for Christmas.

Phone:  203.245.055

See you at the inn!