5 Aug 2014

Sweet and Salty Coconut Vanilla Bean Granola



Just like I promised. Yet another granola recipe.

Call me predictable, call me obsessed, I just know what I like, and right now, I am liking granola. A lot.




This recipe is courtesy of my boyfriend's mom. When I tried her granola, I wanted the recipe right away. Which is totally unlike me. I am not one to ask for recipes unless I know that I'm going to be making it at least 5 times.

And I predict this granola recipe to be a regular in my breakfast rotation.




I have never made sweet and salty granola before, but now that I have, I don't want to try anything else. And the CLUSTERS that this granola makes. Gahh, I can eat them all day long.

Now don't expect to see many more granola recipes in the near future. I'm not sure if I will get tired of this one any day soon.





Sweet and Salty Coconut Vanilla Bean Granola
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What you'll need:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla bean paste


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300˚F
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, almonds, coconut, raisins, cinnamon and salt. 
  3. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the honey until melted, around 20 seconds. Mix in the coconut oil until it is melted. Mix in the vanilla until fully combined
  4. Pour the wet ingredients in with the oat mixture until the mixture is evenly coated. 
  5. Spread evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until slightly brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container

13 comments:

  1. You've tempted me enough. This looks too good. I've got to try making my own granola!

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  2. Cathleen, nobody ever gets tired of granola. I want to make granolas too and I think I would start with this one because it has coconut oil in it!

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  3. Yummy! I love sweet and salty combos. I eat granola for breakfast and throughout the day as a snack :)

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  4. This is addictive.. I think I could have it as a snack all day long :D

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  5. Yarr! S'been a while since you last posted granola :P Had to come at some point, this looks and sounds fantastic! Coconut and vanilla is such a great combination :D I made snickerdoodle granola the other day, I cannot stop snacking on it *hangs head in shame* it's so good! x

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  6. I'm a granola lover too, ever since I started making my own. Love the sweet/salty thing!

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  7. One can never have too much granola. Or too many recipes for it. Good stuff -- thanks.

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  8. Sweet and salty?! I'd be eating this by the fistful!

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  9. Oh yum, this granola is so indulgent in the morning :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. I love sweet and salty foods. This has peaked my interest!!

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  11. I love sweet and salty and this granola looks so delicious! I'm adding this to my list of must makes!

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  12. I haven't made granola in so long. This sounds like such a great recipe to introduce back into the breakfast line up. Love it!

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  13. This looks really good, and pretty healthy for granola. I like that the raisins provide some of the sweetening, and the oil is coconut oil. And vanilla paste, that's got to add some top-quality vanilla flavor!

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