Friday, April 19, 2013

Crazy Good Coconutty Granola

One of the yummiest and easiest breakfasts to make is homemade granola. And the variations are endless - just add whatever combination of nuts, fruit, seeds, and other goodies to create your own special concoction. Below is a recipe for a coconut granola I made the other day. Delicious!

6 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup almonds
1 cup craisins
1 cup raisins
1 cup coconut shreddings

Mix the rolled oats, oil, and honey together until the oats are covered evenly. If you find that the oats are not coated enough, you can add a tablespoon or two more oil as needed. Then add all the goodies and toss together.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Celcius. Pour mixture onto cookie sheet. I usually cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper so the mixture cooks evenly and to make it easier to pour the mixture into a container after it is baked.

Put the pan in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes but keep a VERY close eye on it. Take out and stir about half way through to ensure that the mixture browns evenly.

Once done, wait until it cools and then put into an airtight container. If you keep the granola on the shelf it will last about a week, or for longer life you can keep it in the fridge or freezer.

To enjoy, just add milk, yogurt, or whatever your pleasure (currently I am using almond milk) and dig in.

Before baking...
                                                                      .......after baking.

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