Saturday, December 1, 2012

Coconut Granola with Almonds

This granola is so easy to make, and personalize for your family. Today we made Coconut Granola with Almonds. Generally we choose not to put dried fruit in our granola, simply because we have a wonderful array of dried fruit to add, to the top of the cereal bowl.

Coconut Granola with Almonds
adapted from: my little black book, author unknown, yet thanked many times over!
325 - 350 oven ( my oven here in the new house is convection)

6 c oats
1 c brown sugar
1 c coconut
1/2 c wheat germ
1 c sliced or slivered almonds

1/2 c water
2 t vanilla
1/3 c coconut oil - melted

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add vanilla to the water and drizzle over dry ingredients. Next drizzle the coconut oil. Combine all ingredients until combined well.

Divide between two large baking trays (jelly roll pans work well). Bake 25 minutes, stir well. Rotate baking pans, bake 20-25 minutes longer.

Important:  if you oven bakes "hot" you might choose to stir the granola at the half way point, this will prevent over browning of the oats on the bottom of the pan.

Makes approximately 8 cups


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Laurie said...

I'm always looking for a new granola recipe, love the bowl too, its really pretty!

bizzybakesb said...

I see Laurie already said what I was going to say. I also love the bowl and the granola looks scrumptious.

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

What a delicious granola recipe - it looks so yummy in the photo! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cookbook list with the Gallery of Favorites as well :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

its been a while since I have used coconut in my granola but you just reminded me just how great it is!