Coconut Granola

DSC_0106 Today we’ve got some baking goodness going on over here. Coconut Granola, friends! It is just. so. good!

I got this recipe from a friend, and it has become our go-to for breakfast (now don’t mistake, we still buy plenty of bagged and boxed cereal when I can’t get around to making this up). It is definitely my husband’s favorite. Just add berries, a touch of milk, and mmmmmm! Savor away! So here’s what you’ll need:

  • Oats (6 cups or more)
  • Brown sugar
  • Raw coconut
  • Sunflower seeds (raw as well)
  • Raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
  • Nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, you pick your favorite 1 C.)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Wheat germ
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Honey
  • Vanilla

DSC_0110 I wanted to take a picture of the recipe because it’s written on an actual 3×5 card. How novel! Even down to the vanilla stain on the bottom. My Grandmother wrote most of her recipes on cards like these, though most of the time I’m working on a recipe on my phone. (Unless you can read the card, scroll to the end to see full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

First, combine all dry ingredients: oats, brown sugar, coconut, sunflower seeds, nuts, sesame seeds, wheat germ, and salt. DSC_0113

I doubled it up this time, because we can seriously eat through one batch of this in three days flat!

Stir, stir, stir. How cute is my helper! 🙂 DSC_0134 Combine wet ingredients: oil, honey, and vanilla. Then stir some more to combine with the dry ingredients. DSC_0144 Preheat oven to 350. Pour your granola onto a baking sheet. DSC_0158 Bake for 30 minutes. If you have time, check on the granola half-way and stir (this will keep it from sticking to the edges. If you don’t have time, don’t worry about it!) DSC_0162 Annnnnnnd DONE! I can’t wait to hear how YOURS turns out!! Full recipe below. Cruisin’ over the hump, have a great Wednesday!!! XX, Megan DSC_0170

Coconut Granola
6 Cups Oats
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Coconut (Raw)
1/4 Cup Sunflower seeds (Raw)
1/2 Cup Raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
1 Cup Nuts (Almonds, Pecans, Cashews, also optional)
1/3 Cup Sesame seeds
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
1/2 tsp. Salt
Mix all dry Ingredients
1/2 Cup Oil
1/3 Cup Honey
2 tsp. Vanilla
Mix Oil, Honey, Vanilla
Combine with dry ingredients. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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