Heartmade Granola


I woke up hula hooping my way out of bed. Know why? Because today’s my Anniversary with Mr. Heartmade. But that ain’t all. Today it’s also the day Miss Mayi turnes Mrs.

Say what? Yes. Today, I’m marrying to the love of my life, David Larrinaga. (Envision me doing happy cart wheels + wearing all my party props at once).

Now before you get the idea I lied about my wedding date being on November 26, let me clarify.

The religious ceremony + white gown affair + Thriller dancing + 22 bridesmaids + big wedding cake eating event is still schedule according to plan. Today is, what we call here in Panama, our “Matrimonio Civil” – the legal wedding. Ya’ know? The court + the papers + the signing + the birth of Mayi Carles de Larrinaga? And my heart can’t stop smiling.

Before I head out to get pretty for this afternoon’s big moment + paint my nails bubblegum pink or something cute like that, I wanted to show you a little last minute treat I whipped out for our friends + family as favors.

It’s my fave homemade granola recipe. Hooray!

And you can do it too.

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  • 3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Chop all the nuts in the food processor.

Toss oats + chopped nuts + cinnamon + salt + coconut in a large bowl.

Pour the honey + oil over the mixer + stir with a wooden spoon, until everything gets coated.

Pour granola mixture into a large sheet pan.

Bake (stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon) for about 45 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven + let cool.

Add the dried fruit.

Enjoy! Serve with Greek yogurt + fresh fruit.

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This is the day I might just die of happiness while indulging in some Heartmade Granola.




Photography Credit

Ruben Parra // Marcela Macia


  1. Congratulations my friend! I’m so happy for you!!! I have tears in my eyes right now and I’m smiling so big because you are such a deserving person. I hope you have such a wonderful day filled with love and happiness 🙂 I wish I could give you a big hug–I’m sending many hugs your way today!

  2. Okay -getting married is way more exciting than granola -but I have to say when I saw the greek yogurt I about flipped because I thought it was real whipping cream and nothing gets me more excited than real whipping cream. But it’s going to be official for you Mayi -and that deserves a congrats -with whipping cream on top! Enjoy your day!!

  3. Congratulations Mayi! I wish you a very happy happy day today 🙂
    So you’ll be having in November..22 bridesmaids??? Wow, that’s big! Hope you’ll share your organization tips 🙂
    Also…your granola looks so yummy and I love your pics 🙂 So here’s a question i’ve wanted to ask you for ages : what camera do you use? i need to buy one to make pictures of the jewelry i make (a Reflex), do you have any advice here?

  4. Happy Matrimonio Civil Day Mayi! I hope it’s great & wonderful & just the way you always thought it would be! The granola looks delish & I can’t wait to try it! You are so creative…I’m loving your cutie pie favors too! So sweet!

    Okay, I’ll be thinking of you today in your beautiful dress & your bubble gum pink nails with a huge smile on your face as you make David a very luck & blessed man! Go get em’ girl!

  5. GREAT NEWS! Congratulations Mayi! I wish you all the best and may you wake up every day from now on and for the rest of your life so happy and smiley!
    I can’t wait to hear/read all about it! 😉

  6. Oh Mayi,
    sorry I didn’t see this yesterday. Congrats!
    And Nov. 26th? Hubby’s birthday! Two reasons to celebrate the day.

  7. A million kisses & squishes & blessings on your love! Don’t die of happiness yet sweet friend because this is only the beginning of your journey. I love you a ridiculous amount and am SO very happy for you & of course for David who is lucky to spend his life with your radiance.

    And YUM to granola! I’m making this over the weekend with my Ila monster.

    xoxoxoxoxo times infinity

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