Published: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort. Reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity while riding through the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and cactus that have brought Hollywood film-makers to the ranch for over 70 years. The ranch is situated between Phoenix and Tucson, making it easy accessible from Arizona’s two major airports.
While staying at White Stallion Ranch you will be treated to delicious home-cooked meals prepared by the ranch’s chef as well as healthy snacks. Here are just a few to try out at home.
(1batch) (double batch)
4 cups old-fashioned rolled Oats 8c
1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut* 2c
1 cup sliced almonds 2c
1 cup pecans 2c
1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon 3t
½ tsp. Nutmeg 1t
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter and ½ cup honey 1c marg + 1c honey
2 cups mixed dried fruits such as cranberries, cherries, 3 or 4 c for taste
currants, golden raisins, apricots, prunes and/or dates
¾ cup brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 c
*Available at natural food stores
Preheat oven 350 degrees
In a large bowl stir together oats, coconut, nuts and spices. In a small saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat, stirring occasionally. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and toss to combine well. Mix in brown sugar well.
Spread granola evenly in 2 shallow baking pans and bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, stirring frequently and switching position of pans halfway through baking, until golden brown, about 15 minutes. In large bowl, combine granola with dried fruits and cool, stirring occasionally. (Granola keeps in an airtight container, chilled, 1 month.)
Makes about 10 cups.
(the granola at the ranch may look different than it appears here)
2 lbs. Peanuts (dry roasted, etc.)
1 8-1/2 ounce pkg. pretzel chips (use air crisps if you can’t find pretzel chips)
1 7 ounce pkg. small twisted pretzels
1 5-3/4 ounce pkg. thin pretzel sticks
1 5.6 ounce pkg. corn nuts
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup melted butter
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
5 drops green Tabasco sauce
1 Tbsp. garlic salt
1 Tbsp. Lowrie’s seasoned salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
Mix nuts and pretzels in large roasting pan.
Mix oil and melted butter, chili powder, Worcestershire, Tabasco sauce, garlic salt, seasoned salt and cumin; pour over pretzels, mixing well.
Bake in a 350º oven for 1 hour, stirring often. (If you use air crisps instead of pretzel chips then only add them the last 20 minutes of baking)
( pretzels go great in Trail Mix)
For more recipes from White Stallion check out our past blogs:
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