Homemade Coconut Almond Granola

Homemade Coconut Almond GranolaIMG_5777

Granola goes back and forth as either being a health food or junk food.  It’s very calorie-dense, but it’s all nutritious.  The key is just to not overindulge. 

My favorite way to eat granola is either in a homemade granola bar or on top of a yogurt bowl.  Having it pre-portioned helps keep you honest about the amount you’re eating. 

Like I said, it’s calorie-dense, but the ingredients are very wholesome.  Almonds, oats, good fats, and natural sugars. 

One tip I have for you is to always store your nut products in the freezer, because the oils can go rancid.  I buy raw sliced almonds in a huge bag, and sometimes I may not use any for a few months.  Storing them in the freezer keeps them fresh much longer.  Same goes for the coconut. 

If you’re looking for a way to use your granola, try making a yogurt bowl (my Mission Fig Yogurt Bowl with Homemade Granola is pretty tasty).

 

Total Time: 40 minutes

Makes 6 cups

Diffifculty Level: Easy

 

Ingredients

4 cups oats

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup raw sliced almonds

2 teaspoons of real vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

¼ cup coconut oil

1/3 cup honey

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the oats, coconut, almonds, vanilla, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut oil and honey and heat up for about 30 seconds. You just want to liquefy the coconut oil and make the honey easier to pour.
  4. Pour the coconut oil and honey over the dry ingredients, and mix well.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly over a sheet pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Let the granola cool completely on the sheet pan before eating or storing.

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