Coconut Granola - Recipe

     Here is an awesome granola recipe.  The secret ingredient is coconut oil.  It enhances the flavor of the whole cereal with a subtle deep coconut flavor.  People trying this cereal will notice something really good, but won't be able to put their finger on what it is.  I like to use quick cooking Irish rolled oats mixed with a little brown rice flour.  This makes for a light crisp cereal that is easy to chew.  No huge chunks to bite into here.  I also use all organic or Non Gmo ingredients as much as possible.  Sourcing my maple syrup from our local farmer's market also makes this cereal a special creation that I look forward to waking up to in the morning.  I have lot of pictures to share, because I am so excited about this recipe.

Coconut Granola

(Makes 8 cups)

4 c. Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
1 c. Large Coconut Flakes
1/3 c. Brown Rice Flour
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Finely Ground Celtic Sea Salt
1/2 c. Coconut Oil
2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 c. Maple Syrup
1 c. Sprouted Pumpkin Seed
3/4 c. Green Seedless Raisins
3/4 c. Red Seedless Raisins

     Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a large bowl combine the oats, coconut, rice flour, cinnamon, and salt.  Place the coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup in a sauce pan and heat on low heat whisking constantly.  When the oil is melted remove from heat and let cool untill luke warm.  Pour the oil/maple mixture into the dry ingredients stirring constantly with a large spoon.  Continue to stir until the dry ingredients are well coated and the oil/maple mixture is well distributed.  Pour onto a greased jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) and bake for 30 minutes, turning the cereal over with a spatula half way through the baking time.  The coconut will begin to get a light brown color when done.  Cool in the pan and return to a clean, large bowl.  Mix in the pumpkin seeds and rasins.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Coconut Oil, Vanilla, and Maple Syrup heated in a sauce pan.  The Coconut Oil is all melted here.

Cereal before going in the oven.

Cereal after 30 minutes in the oven.

Mixing in the Pumpkin Seeds and Raisins.

I keep a little scoop in the container so I don't have to go hunting for one each time.


Served with milk.

Coconut Granola with watermelon and my morning egg.


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