Scuppernong (Grape) Granola Bites

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!


Scuppernong (Grape) Granola Bites
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Ingredients

1 cup quick oats
1 cup dried prunes, diced
12 large scuppernongs, diced
1/4 cup pecans, toasted, and diced
1/4 cup almonds, diced
1/2 cup honey
4 Tbsp flour

Instructions

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.

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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?

 

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  • mjskit @ mjskitchen.com
    Definitely have learned something new here - scuppernong. Never heard of them. I'm curious - are they tart or sweet grapes? We don't get muscadines here so I don't even remember what they taste like. What a great idea to put fresh grapes in these granola bites. I love the idea and the recipe! Lovely pics!
  • [email protected]
    What a unique use of these grapes...and granola! Just lovely. Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!
  • What a great little snack, these look like a perfect energy boost!
  • These sound so good! I've never heard of a scuppernong before so thanks for teaching me something new today ;) These sound like the perfect snack.
  • These look utterly delicious! And those grapes seem so interesting, I wonder how they named them?
  • I love grapes and I've never heard of this kind before. I live in a grape growing region in New York State and always look forward to annual harvest time! I usually take mini muffins for a traveling breakfast but I wouldn't pass up these granola bites if I were offered - lol...
  • kitchenriffs
    Gosh, I've never heard of scuppernong grapes before! Love the name. And the granola bites look delish. I used to travel like a maniac, but haven't in ages, thank goodness (it can get really old at times, no matter how absorbing your work, as I'm sure you sometimes find). Bagels were always one of my go-to foods. Not very creative or original, I know, but flavorful and satisfying.
  • Is it weird that I love that word? Scuppernong? I could just say it over and over and over... These little bites sound so good. And SO addicting!
  • foodwanderings
    Terra, Thanks so much for the 411 on Scuppernong Grapes & these granola bites look to die for. I wish I had them as I am having my tea now. Seriously YUM!
  • foodwanderings
    Terra, Thanks so much for the 411 on Scuppernong Grapes & these granola bites look to die for. I wish I had them as I am having my tea now. Seriously YUM!
  • foodwanderings
    Terra, Thanks so much for the 411 on Scuppernong Grapes & these granola bites look to die for. I wish I had them as I am having my tea now. Seriously YUM!
  • It seems like I always learn of a new type of fruit, veggie, grain..or any ingredient, whenever I'm here. I love it..and I love these scuppernong granola bites! In fact..the word ' scuppernong' would make a great pet name for someone lol xoxo
  • Deborah @Taste and Tell
    These are so original - love them!!
  • That is one delicious looking grape to put in these bites my friend :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/
  • justonecookbook
    Haha I wouldn't know about scuppernong if you didn't introduce to me! Wait, I cannot even say that name again - so hard to remember! LOL.. Your granora bites look delicious. If I see this...arrr.. scu... GRAPE again, I will remember your post! ;)
  • I hadn't heard of scuppernong till I got to your post. Thanks for sharing all that info. These granola bites look quite tasty.
  • Scuppernongs are new to me..and you've made a fantastic snack with them. I'm going to be taking a long solo road trip in a couple weeks, so I need some healthy munchies to keep me awake while driving without widening the load too much! These would do the trick :)
  • Love these healthy and tasty munchies!
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    What an awesome name for a grape. They sound yummy, and these granola bites look like a delicious, yet healthy snack.
  • CEK
    Question - did you just use the pulp? Or did you remove the skin and seeds? If so, how?
    • I just removed the seeds. I kept the skin on because it is good fiber. Some people dislike the thick skin, so optional to keep it on. Thank you for stopping by!