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. Vivianne says

    Sounds so yummy! I love love coconut flavored things πŸ™‚

    When I go home this summer from college, I am definitely going to pick up a big bag of chia seeds!

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  2. Kelly 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 πŸ™‚

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  3. says

    I’m always in the mood for coconut πŸ™‚

    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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  4. Lynn (The Cream Filling) says

    These look so delicious!

    I am such a huge fan of tropical-themed foods! Coconut anything is right up my alley! I want to make this πŸ˜€

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  5. 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! πŸ™‚

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