Coconut Oil Honey Almond Granola…Yummy In My Tummy!

 

best friends 30 yearsMy BFF of almost 30 years emailed this recipe “Homemade Coconut Oil Honey Almond Granola” from Pinterest and said, “Susan, you have got to try this with your coconut oil. It looks absolutely delicious.”

I was up for the challenge…

As someone who loves to cook and really loves to try new recipes this one was right up my alley.

Most of the time my new creations turn out great. Sometimes they don’t. That’s when my husband and son say, “Mom, when can we just have normal food?” I usually say…”normal food is boring. We have to enlighten our taste buds every once in a while.” 😉

Fortunately, this recipe “Homemade Coconut Oil Honey Almond Granola” by Lovely Little Kitchen turned out fabulous (Note: Julie, the owner, has some beautiful images on her site showing the granola, topped with strawberries and a little milk poured over the top.)

This recipe is super simple to make. Here it is…

baking with coconut oil Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds, divided
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse half of the almonds until they are very finely chopped. Pour them into a large bowl. Then chop the other half of the almonds coarsely, and pour them into the same bowl.
  3. Pour the oats, salt, and brown sugar into the bowl with the almonds and stir to combine.
  4. In a small microwaveable bowl, combine honey and coconut oil, and heat for 40 seconds. Stir to dissolve the coconut oil, and add the vanilla and almond extract.
  5. Pour the honey mixture over the oats, and stir so that they are evenly coated.
  6. Pour the oats evenly onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet (helpful if it has sides).
  7. Bake the oats for 5 minutes, and then stir them around. Return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
  8. Pour the granola and onto a piece of wax paper to cool. Spread it out into a thin layer.
  9. After it cools completely, break the granola into clusters and store in an airtight container.

As we always say “it’s simple things that make life better, happier & healthier.”

BTW, if you haven’t been on Pinterest you have to check it out. You can find so many ideas to really inspire you. In fact, there are now over 50+ billion pins to explore from food recipes to DIY creations and more. It can be addictive. We’d love to have you follow us, pin or like our boards.

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