April 14, 2013 by somesauceontheside
I absolutely adore coconut! Granola is something that I eat a few times a week and it is so easy to make your own. You can put in any nut or seed that you want and add some dried fruit if that floats your boat.
Let us start with the basic ingredients.
Next step is to decide what kind of mix-ins you want to flavor your granola with. I have to admit I’ve had a mix-in or two at the Cold Stone Creamery 🙂
Now let’s get ready to rumble!!! It’s time to make some Coconut Granola!
First we are going to combine all our dry ingredients.
Now combine your wet ingredients. Melt the coconut oil (you can do this on a stove over the lowest heat or place a bowl of the coconut oil in some hot water) then whisk in honey and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
Spread this granola mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat and bake in a 300 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
Let the granola cool, then add any dried fruits if you are so inclined. Store in an airtight container. This should keep for about a month (not a chance in Hades in my house but maybe you’ll have better self control they we do).
Coconut Granola Recipe
4 cups Organic Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 cup chopped Almonds
3/4 cup chopped Cashews
2 cups unsweetened shredded Coconut
1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt (or any good quality sea salt)
1 teaspoon good quality Cinnamon
8 tablespoons Coconut Oil
8 tablespoons honey (any local honey will do)
2 teaspoons good quality Vanilla
Step 1 ~ Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Step 2 ~ Combine all dry ingredients.
Step 3 ~ Whisk together all wet ingredients. (Coconut oil will need to be in a melted/liquid state)
Step 4 ~ Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
Step 5 ~ Spread out on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat.
Step 6 ~ Bake 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
Step 7 ~ Remove from oven and let cool. Add any dried fruit you desire.
Step 8 ~ Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
My favorite way to enjoy granola is sprinkled on Greek yogurt.