Friday, May 31, 2013

Coconut Oil Granola


I purchased a tub of Coconut Oil at Costco and have enjoyed finding recipes that include it. So far I have been very happy with this new find! I Googled, 'granola using coconut oil', several recipes appeared. Google is great. I read over many recipes and this was what I came up with. I love making granola--I have several recipes on my blog--all delicious I might add. Here is another granola recipe to add to the group! It is yummy.


Coconut Oil Granola
4 cups oats
3/4 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup unsweetened coconut curls
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla
Mix oats, nuts coconut, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in a large bowl. In a small saucepan melt coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and stir. Pour on a sheet pan and bake at 325 for about 25 minutes. Stir often. Cook granola until desired crispness. Granola will continue to get crisp as it cools. Be careful--it is easy to overcook! Enjoy with yogurt, fruit or milk.I just had some of this granola sprinkled on a bowl of vanilla ice cream--it is delicious, I know!
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13 comments:

Mary Bergfeld said...

This sounds fabulous and I knowmy family would love it. I've put coconut oil on my shopping list. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nedra said...

My daughter was telling me that recent research is suggesting the use of coconut oil as an effective treatment for Alzheimer's. This looks like another great way to add it into your diet. Thanks :)

BeBetsy said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! This recipe looks fantastic, thank you so much for sharing it. Please stop by and share on our Brag About It Tuesday Party.

~~ Thanks, Sharon & Denise

Cakelaw said...

What scrumptious looking granola!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Love all kinds of granola (and using coconut oil). I need that big tub from Costco.

Liz Berg said...

Mmmmm...I love coconut in my granola, and coconut oil just adds another delicious dimension. Time to make a batch !

Amber Brady said...

I really need to try coconut oil! I have heard the health benefits are so good for you. Plus, this sounds like a great way to use it! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #15.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, I heard so much about that ingedient, coconut oil, everybody is raving about it and I saw it on the shelves of my favorite health food store the other day - now you inspire me to go out and get some and make this delicious sounding granola!
Thanks for posting the recipe!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Katrina said...

I'm loving using coconut oil in things too, and use it in granola more often than not now. Mmm, chocolate granola!

Krista Low said...

Yum! I'm loving the spice mix you've got going on here. Coconut oil is soooo good for you! I just pinned this one :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

K and J Golden said...

How much coconut oil? It only says "1/2 coconut oil" Thanks~

K and J Golden said...

How much coconut oil? I only see it says "1/2 coconut oil" thanks! Can't wait to try it.

Cindy said...

Recipe is updated--it is 1/2 cup coconut oil. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.