Coco-nutty vanilla granola

The most important meal of the day

You know that old adage, breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well for me that wasn’t always true. As a kid I used to hate eating breakfast. My poor mother was at her wits end trying to convince me to eat something before school every morning. Threatening, bribery, pleading…nothing seemed to work. Simply because I wasn’t hungry. I am a firm believer that eating should be done in tune with your body, meaning eat when you’re hungry, not when you think you have to. Yes, it’s true I do get days (very few mind you) that I forget to eat a meal or I simply don’t feel hungry where I have to force myself to eat something but in most cases I can trust my body to tell me if and when I need nourishment.

You’ve got some growing up to do

As an adult I am a bit better about starting my mornings right. I often start my morning with a cup of coffee and as soon as that wakes me up I always start getting peckish. The problem is that I tend to crave sweet things in the morning. I’d forgo a bowl of sugarless oats for a chocolate croissant any day of the week, I mean, who wouldn’t? But as I am an adult (most of the time at least) I try to make my decisions a little bit healthier.  Therefor I came up with this  surprisingly easy granola recipe. I like to have it with plain Greek yogurt to make up for the sugar added to the granola recipe. You can also add some dried fruit after the granola has cooled for a fruitier flavour.

 

Coco-nutty vanilla granola

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Coconut and nut granola

Crisp and crunchy coconut and mixed nut muesli with a vanilla honey flavour.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 45 ml coconut oil
  • 60 ml honey
  • 45 ml brown sugar
  • 2 cups oats rolled
  • 1/2 cup coconut flaked
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts raw, unsalted, halved
  • 1/4 cup almonds raw, unsalted, halved
  • 5 ml vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 160°C.

  2. In a small saucepan combine the coconut oil, honey and brown sugar and melt over a low heat. 

  3. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture starts coming together. 

  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and carefully add the vanilla essence stirring quickly. Be careful, this mixture might bubble.

  5. Mix together the oats, nuts and coconut in a mixing bowl. 

  6. Pour the sweetened coconut oil over the the oat and nut mixture and stir well making sure all the ingredients are covered.

  7. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the baking sheet once or twice during the baking time.

  8. After removing the granola from the oven allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Then carefully break it up into chunks of your desired size.

Recipe Notes

You can add some raisins, cranberries or even coco nibs to the granola after it has cooled down to give it an extra boost of flavour.

Not in the mood for muesli? Why not make these super easy banana pancakes?

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17 thoughts on “Coco-nutty vanilla granola”

  1. Ohh this looks good. I absolutely love coconut and toasted coconut is even better! This would be great to add to my greek yogurt bowl I have almost every day!

  2. I can totally relate to the feeling of having to act like an adult and make the healthy choices sometimes (preferably most times lol)
    This granola looks DELISH!

  3. I super love homemade granola…well, I’m all about rolled oats. And yours have all my favorites into one. Definitely making it this weekend!

  4. I’m crazy about coconut anything – coconut oil, coconut flakes etc! Can’t wait to try this – the kids will love it too.

    1. Oh no! Yeah you can definitely replace the nuts with some dried fruit like raisins, goji berries or even cranberries!

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