Sweet nutty aromas of our freshly baked Prairie’s Best Fruited Granola drifting through the house prompt this article. It is one of our featured breakfast selections. Made in small batches with oatmeal, sunflower & seasame seeds, honey, canola oil & other healthful grains & nuts this recipe has been a family staple for over thirty years. For our inn guests I add colorful bits of dried fruits such as cranberries, papaya, pineapple, & raisins. Yummy with milk, yogurt, applesauce or eaten just plain like trail mix!
Another breakfast specialty is our home-baked yeast dough fruit filled coffee breads. We like to use local fruits; often peaches, rhubarb, blackberries, nectarines, apples, huckleberries. Some, like the blackberries & huckleberries grow wild along the river banks & and in the mountains nearby.
This summer we have a quart of mountain harvested huckleberries, picked by our son on his way from Missoula, Montana to Idaho. What a welcome surprise! His visit, and the precious huckleberries which I am sharing with our guests in our coffee breads.