Coconut Granola

I arrived home from work this evening in the mood to bake! Since I gave up sweets for Lent, I faced a bit of a handicap as I headed into the kitchen. I wanted something sweet that didn’t qualify as a dessert.

First my mind went to banana bread, but I only had one banana on hand and it was frozen.

Then a little jar of Kelapo coconut oil that the company sent to me earlier this week caught my eye from the pantry.

An idea!

Oats + coconut oil + honey… Sounds like a recipe for some sweet and tasty granola if you ask me!

I preheated the oven and got crack-a-lackin’ in the kitchen, determined to have a fresh batch of granola to bring with me to snack on during Ryan’s late-night soccer game this evening.

After combining all the usual granola ingredients and baking the mixture in the oven for around 15 minutes, I had a fresh batch of coconut granola.

 

Gotta throw it in a baggie and hit the road! Ryan’s game starts SOON!

Coconut Granola (Makes 4 small servings, 1/4 c. each)

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together coconut oil, honey, brown sugar and coconut extract. Continue whisking until ingredients are combined.
  • Add oats to the honey mixture. Stir in chia seeds until oats and seeds are coated in the honey mixture.
  • Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 8 minutes before flipping the granola and baking for another 3 – 5 minutes.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for posting the recipe! I am obsessed with granola and could eat my weight in it. I have never tried to make granola on my own but now I think I will :)

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  2. says

    I’m always in the mood for coconut :)

    AND I always have on hand coconut granola too for toppings on my oatmeal, snacks, smoothies in a bowl and sometimes I bring a small baggy with me to add at the froyo shop.

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  3. says

    I’m OBSESSED with both coconut and granola, and am definitely making this as soon as I get home! The two biggest problems with granola: doing that whole “I just burned my mouth” dance around the kitchen and having to ration it, because otherwise I’d eat the entire baking sheet of it in an hour! :)

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