Nutty Coconut Granola

nutty, coconut, granola

Every week or two, I like to make a big batch of nutty granola to store in a big mason jar. Homemade is the way to go because…

  1. You can control the ingredients when it’s homemade.
  2. Granola a great option when you need a quick breakfast, snack or smoothie topping.

My go-to ingredients are oats, maple syrup and coconut oil. This granola recipe also has almonds, shredded coconut and other goodies. Check ‘er out and make your own!

Nutty Coconut Granola

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

1 cup oats (gluten free)

2 cup brown rice cereal (gluten free with no extra sugar, if possible)

1 cup raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cashews or a mix)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 maple syrup or honey (buy local)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix melted coconut oil with maple syrup/honey. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, grind 1/2 cup raw almonds to a fine powder. Add the remaining 1/2 cup and pulse to chop lightly. Add to the mixing bowl of oil/sweetener.
  4. To the same mixing bowl, add the oats, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and flaxseed/chia seeds. Stir until everything is well-coated. If you need more liquid to coat, add a touch more sweetener (1 Tbsp at a time).
  5. Pour granola onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper in one mound. Using the back of a spoon or spatula, start to pack the granola down tightly so that it spreads out and is about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Packing tightly will ensure you get coveted clusters!
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, turning the rotating the pan after 10 minutes. Granola is done when the edges start to reach a darker brown and the center is golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Break the granola apart and store in an air-tight container for up to a week. I store mine in the fridge to keep that freshness and crunch.

7 Comments

  • by Jatarian, post on | Reply

    I am drooling here can’t wait to try this!

    • by Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, post on | Reply

      So easy… so yummy… and not too sweet!

  • by Burpees to Bubbly, post on | Reply

    yummm. super easy, too, since there aren’t a bunch of ingredients. I really try to make my own granola for the same reasons- store bought brands are just sugar bombs!

    • by Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, post on | Reply

      right?! way better to make your own. no added sugar… no weird ingredients… not to mention, it’s cheaper! if I don’t do the ground almonds, sometimes i’ll do 1/4-1/2 cup melted nut butter. melt it with the coconut oil. 🙂