What the heck is a scuppernong? Well I asked that same question a couple years ago when I discovered them at the local grocery store here in North Carolina. Here is some fun info I found when I searched these delicious grapes.
Scuppernong are one of the earliest varieties of Muscadine Grapes that were found growing in Northeastern NC in 1810. Scuppernong is basically another name for all Muscadine Grapes. They are generally only found in the Southeast regions, due to the warm and humid climate.
The Scuppernong has a tough outer skin, are larger in size, and have 5 large seeds in the middle of the grape. The color can range from green, bronze, light red, purple and even black. They are in season mid-September to late October.
Some fun ways to enjoy Scuppernong Grapes are in jellies, jams, and juices. It also can be made into a delicious dessert wine, and the flavors are similar to the Muscat Wines, which are a French wine.
Well I could have made some jam, since I am having fun learning about canning. BUT I decided to make something completely different, I like to change up normal! Now stay tuned, I did can pickles last week….I cannot wait to share them!
This recipe is a fun traveling breakfast or even hearty snack. The other day I took three granola bites, and a banana for my traveling breakfast- and again you definitely can change this recipe up easily, make it work with your palette!
In medium bowl - mix together quick oats, prunes, pecans, almonds, and honey. Add in scuppernong grapes and flour.
Roll granola bites into one inch balls, store the bites in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
You know I am a crazy traveling lady, so here are a couple other traveling treats I have made to make my adventures that much better. Strawberry Banana Quinoa Bran Muffins, Sweet Corn Blueberry Muffins, Raw Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cereal Bar, and Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Bars just to name a few!
Since I am always looking for more snacks to travel with….What is your favorite traveling snack?