Until recently, my sweet Selah had never had cereal in her short little life. Well, the other day we were out of eggs, so I just broke up a granola bar into pieces and poured milk in the bowl to serve for breakfast.
Immediately, I hear…”MAMA, THIS IS COLD! WHAT’S IN MY MILK?!”
Seriously, she flipped! And even though she loved it after I convinced her to give it a try, I think my little girl will always prefer her warm breakfasts of eggs and bacon, coconut flour pancakes, or soaked oatmeal.
So today, I share this amazing homemade granola recipe and hope it causes some flipping out…in a good way!
- 2 1/2 cups assorted nuts and seeds, soaked and sprouted
- 1/2 cup organic raisins or other preferred dried fruit
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp or more vanilla extract, based on preference
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- Roughly chop 1 cup of the nuts and seeds. Place in a bowl.
- Use your food processor to pulse the other 1 1/2 cups of nuts and seeds into a finer "chop."
- Add to the bowl.
- Add raisins.
- Stir in the dried coconut.
- In a saucepan over medium low heat, combine oil, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Cook until the mixture bubbles.
- Pour mixture over the fruit/nut mixture.
- Stir to completely combine.
- Press the mixture into a parchment-lined pan of some sort. Press HARD.
- You can either: 1. Bake the granola at 270F for 2 hours for a more buttery and crispy flavor or 2. Do not bake it and chill for 2-3 hours in the fridge. Then remove from the pan and dig in!
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This has to be the most delicious granola and so healthy! Thank you!
Is there anything that can be subbed for the shredded coconut?
Hmmm…I’m not sure. You could just try to leave it out, I guess.
This is the best granola I have ever eaten or made. I chose to bake it low for the buttery crisper taste. I also did not take the time to sprout my nuts but that would make it even healthier!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I have also made it without coconut oil. I used a mix of nut butter and a splash of brewed coffee to thin it out.
Awe, yay!! I love that you loved it as much as we do. 🙂 Enjoy!