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Homemade Coconut Granola

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Homemade Coconut Granola

My family thinks I am the pickiest eater in the world! Well, there is a bit of truth to that statement but I like to think that I just have discerning tastes. I don’t care for anything too sweet or too flavored so that is why I make my own Homemade Coconut Granola.

I like to add a good amount of coconut flakes along with coconut oil to get that super coconut-y flavor. I also love dried fruit so this time I used dried cherries but sometimes like to add dried apricots to this recipe.

The thing about granola is that you can tailor it to your exact palate.

  • Do you like cashews and almonds but not walnuts?
  • Do you love nutmeg but not cinnamon?
  • Do you not eat white sugar but like maple syrup?
  • Are you gluten-free?

Well, those are just a few of the options for customizing your granola. Here are some other ideas:

Orange and almond (use zest from 2 oranges)

Autumn Spice – Use 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and add cranberries

Other ingredients to add:

  • Dried apricots
  • Dried cranberries
  • Golden raisins
  • Carob chips
  • Hazlenuts
  • Chia seeds

Serve this granola sprinkled on top of a bowl of fresh berries, bananas and fresh yogurt or just with milk.

Homemade Coconut Granola

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Homemade Coconut Granola


  • Author: Lisa @ My Studio Kitchen

Description

A granola just for you!


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups oatmeal (regular or gluten-free, not quick oats)
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 11/2 cups nuts (a mixture of raw almonds, cashews, walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup dried tart cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut flakes, coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Stir thoroughly to coat oats and coconut flakes.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment then spread granola in a single layer but tightly packed . Place in oven for 10 minutes, then turn over with a spatula and mix in the nuts. Do not break it up when you turn over because you want to create chunks that will stick together.
  4. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let granola completely cool on baking sheet 1-2 hours then break up into chunks and add dried cherries. Store in an air-tight container.

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