Saturday, February 11, 2012

Coconut Macaroon Granola

I rarely buy it or make it but granola is one of my favourite things to eat, especially the clumpy crunchy kind. This one isn't the clumpy kind but it is crunchy and also full of coconut (another serious love of mine). I ate it with pineapple and yogurt once, but I preferred eating it with some almond milk because then I can really taste the coconut mmm.

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Coconut Macaroon Granola
Adapted from Healthy Food For Living

Makes about 8 cups

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.

Add oats and coconut to the large bowl and stir until evenly coated. Spread mixture on the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the granola are beginning to turn golden brown. Remove sheet from the oven, stir, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown and crisp (for a chewier granola, shave off 3-5 minutes from each baking time). Remove from the oven and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


Hannah said...

This sounds great, and even better yet, I already have all the ingredients needed to make a batch! Adding this one to the to-do list right now...

Kristin said...

I don't think that I have ever made granola but I have bought it before and I love it. I love the flavor combos of this granola. It sounds delicious.
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Amy said...

This granola looks great! I love homemade granola and coconut.

-hannah. said...

sounds delicious! I had dried coconut for the first time today... mmmm!

Joanne said...

For some reason I never really got into granola, but the thought of a coconut version has me swooning!

Johanna GGG said...

love coconut so this is for me - tried some muesli bars recently which fell apart and made me think I should make muesli more often

grace said...

i think coconut should be present in every batch of granola ever made, but that's just one gal's opinion. :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds perfect, I loooove coconut. I don't think there's a better way to eat granola then like cereal.

Danielle said...

This sounds great! I wanted to let you know that I just featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. Stop by and see!

Danielle said...

This sounds great! I wanted to let you know that I just featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. Stop by and see!

CJ @ Morsels of Life said...

This granola looks like some tasty eats - especially since I like coconut macaroons!