Coconut Granola

If I told you I make my own granola from scratch, would you call me a hippie? I'll take it. Granola is one of the easiest things to make a big batch of from scratch, and it's also one of the priciest things to buy at the store... so making it at home is kind of a no-brainer. Plus, you can mix in whatever you'd like!

I used to eat granola with plain yogurt and a little bit of honey but lately I've just been pouring a little bit of almond milk on top and calling it a day. Or grabbing a handful of it plain in the middle of the day as a quick snack. It's just so freaking tasty. This recipe is super simple to make, and super easy to tweak. If you're not a fan of coconut, you can swap pretty much any oil for coconut oil, and you can replace the coconut flakes with nuts of your choosing. You can swap maple syrup or agave for honey. And as much as I played around with removing the flour from this recipe, it's just so much better with it included... though I bet you could sub gluten-free flour and it would still work well, though I haven't tried it.

The point is, granola is really simple when you get down to the core of it, and you should really make your own at home. Give this recipe a try and make it your own!

Coconut Granola

  • 5 cups (15 ounces) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1¼ cups (3 ounces) coconut flakes
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • ½cup (4 ounces) brown sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • ¾cup (6 ounces) coconut oil
  • ½cup (6 ounces) honey

Preheat the oven to 300°.
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil and honey until coconut oil is fully melted.If I our the oil and honey over the dry ingredients, using a spatula to mix until dry ingredients are fully coated.
Spread the granola in one thin layer across a baking pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Granola is done when it turns a golden brown. Stir it once out of the oven, and leave on the pan to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container and enjoy at your leisure.
What's your favorite way to eat granola?

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