The Herbivore: Grandma’s Medicated Granola

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When I was younger, my grandma would bake us the best granola. It was a combination of oats, various nuts, and assorted dried fruit. She would sometimes add coconut or brown sugar into the mix. The result was always a dense, flavorful hodge-podge of ingredients, with perfectly chewy oats. I would always look forward to eating my grandma's granola -- a healthy snack for busy life: served over yogurt, as cereal or even plain.

Luckily, this granola when infused is a wonderful opportunity to medicate. This installation of the Herbivore takes a traditional family recipe and elevates it (literally). Sugary, sweet candies dominate the cannabis edibles world -- here's a refreshing take on what an edible has the potential to be. With heart-healthy whole grains, protein-packed nuts, and naturally sweet fruit, this recipe gives you a wholesome energy boost for all day.

Furthermore, Grandma's Medicated Granola is easily adjustable for dietary restrictions and flavor preferences. You can also increase or lessen the dose of cannabis, or adjust the ratio of THC and CBD.

What you'll need:
  • 4 cups of old-fashioned oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 1/2 cups assorted seeds and nuts (Almonds, cashews, pistachios, chia seeds, hemp seeds -- the list goes on!)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dried fruit (Cranberries, raisins, blueberries, tart cherries, strawberries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup melted, infused coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup or agave
  • A teaspoon of sea salt
  • Optional add-ins (Ginger, coconut flakes, cinnamon, chocolate chips, vanilla, etc.)

 

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees (at any higher temperatures, you'll begin to degrade THC!)

Line a wide baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, seeds & nuts, and salt until thoroughly blended. Then, gradually pour in the oil and other liquids. If you decide to add in cinnamon or vanilla, add it here too. Ensure each oat is thoroughly coated and the ingredients are blended.

Pour the oat mixture onto the baking pan, creating an even layer.

Bake until golden -- around 30 minutes -- checking and stirring occasionally.

When your granola is golden-brown:

Remove the granola from the oven, cover and allow to cool completely.

Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the fruit and other add-ins.

Store the granola in an air-tight container for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator, or in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Serve with fresh fruit or nut butter on top.

 

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