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Coconut Almond Granola

It could be the type-A (ahem, control freak) that lives within me, but I love the idea of making anything and everything from scratch. It’s always nice to know exactly where your food is coming from and I can’t help but enjoy being in charge of the items I fuel my body with on any given day. Up until somewhat recently, I would purchase bags full of sugar-laden granola to add to my morning yogurt, ingesting unnecessary calories and questionable ingredients to boot. Upon discovering how simple (and delicious!) it is to make my own, I vow to never go back to the grocery-store variety, and I’m convinced you’ll make the switch yourself if you give it a shot. The results are crunchy, in that satisfying kind of way, and make for the perfect snack at any time of the day*. Plus, if you’re feeling fancy, you’re free to add and take away ingredients as you see fit (walnuts? chia seeds? dried apricots? the choices are abound!)

*I love unintentional rhymes

::what you’ll need::
1 1/2 c. rolled oats
1/3 c. slivered almonds
1/4 c. unsweetened coconut
1/3 c. pumpkin seeds
1/4 c. dried cranberries
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

::what you’ll do::
.preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
.stir together the dry ingredients
.in a sauce pan over low heat, melt butter, honey, vanilla and cinnamon
.add the melted mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to coat
.line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the granola mixture evenly
.bake for 15 minutes, stirring at the halfway mark, until golden brown
.remove the baking sheet and let it cool on a wire rack. Try not to touch it; the granola will crisp and clump up as it cools.
.enjoy it over yogurt, ice cream, or by the handful (if you’re anything like me!)

It will keep in a sealed container for up to two weeks

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Julia
    July 25, 2012 at 4:02 am

    This seems to be really yummy!

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    Kate {Modette}
    July 25, 2012 at 4:20 am

    This looks so delicious and healthy too! Yum! x

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

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    Eleanor
    July 25, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I love homemade granola, it’s the only kind I eat now. Tip- if you want to make this even healthier, you can sub olive oil for the butter and I swear you’ll never know the difference!

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      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      That’s a great tip! I’ll try that for sure

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    Eleni | My Paradissi
    July 25, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Hmm, I think if I made this one I’d eat it all at once (hazardous..) It looks too good for my taste!!!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      haha it’s definitely a test to ones willpower, I won’t lie

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    Louise Chochla
    July 25, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Hi Jacquelyn: I used to make my own granola. Then you were born!! LOL

    Love Mom

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      sorry mom :)

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    Sal
    July 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Looks super Yummy- need to try :)))

    Xo sal

    http://Www.bluebonnetsforsal.com

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    Tiffany @ Savor Home
    July 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I love granola, but have never made my own. I think I will start with this recipe. :)

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      let me know if you do!

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    Leah // Freutcake
    July 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Coconut & Almond…two of my favorite flavors! Yes, I will be making this.

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    Lonely Wife Project
    July 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Why haven’t I done this yet? Bookmarking this recipe!

  • Reply
    sami
    July 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    favourite/best. i will have to show you my recipe!

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      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      please do! Seriously. I can only imagine the glorious concoction you’ve come up with

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    lexi
    July 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I totally empathize! I’m unbelievably type-a and wish I had more hours in the day to do all the crazy things I want to do!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      haha it’s rough, isn’t it?

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    Pink Ronnie
    July 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Mmmm…I’ll have to make this one day!
    Ronnie xo

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    Gaby [The Vault Files]
    July 26, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Yum yum yum. I’m one of those who could survive on granola only, you have no idea how much I like it! I make granola bars every week! Must try this recipe, sounds sooo good ;)

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      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      haha I love it! hey, there could be worse things to be addicted to

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    natalie
    July 26, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Ha. You sound like me. I have mason jars full of concoctions all over my kitchen. I have such a hard time though with granola, I always burn it or can’t get it to clump. I’ll try your temp and time!

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      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      I think the trick is to let it completely cool, untouched. When this one first comes out it’s still soft – but it hardens (and clumps) as it cools

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    Ren
    July 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Mmm…thanks for sharing the lovely recipe! I’m quite addicted to granola!
    Also, love your layout of this blog! Simple and classy. Keep up the good work!!!

    http://tseparfait.com

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      July 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you very much!

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    Kate
    August 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    This looks so good!! Have you ever tried substituting the butter for coconut oil? Also, I’m not very good in the kitchen…when you say “stir” the mixture on the baking sheet, how does it not fall off the baking sheet…sorry if that’s a dumb question but I just can’t visualize that step.

    Thanks!

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