DIY yummy hostess gift


Holiday season means dinner parties, lots of them! Bringing a thoughtful gift is a nice way to thank a hostess for his/her hard work. Trade in the store-bought gift or traditional bottle of wine for a homemade unique hostess present. Make your own browned butter and maple granola! Place the finished product in a jar, dress it with kraft paper and voilà!

Browned butter maple granola with cranberries and orange



¼ cup butter

¼ cup maple syrup

1 cup rye flakes

1 cup kamut puffs

½ cup chopped almonds

½ cup chopped pecans

¼ cup dried cranberries

Zest of 1 orange

Pinch of sea salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat and cook until butter foams, then browns about 5 minutes (Watch it carefully, as butter can burn quickly!).
  3. Transfer to a bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the maple syrup and mix to combine. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Pour in the butter and maple syrup and mix.
  7. Spread out granola on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
  8. Let cool completely and place in a jar.

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Lachapelle Delphine

On evenings and weekends, Delphine spends most of her time in the kitchen, testing new recipes. Her passion for food and her obsession with cookbooks fuel her creativity and push her to always be aware of new emerging trends.