Saturday, January 26, 2013

Granola with Coconut Oil

I love coconut oil.  It is heaven sent.  You can just mix some of it with chocolate chips, melt it in a microwave and BAM!  You have an instant chocolate shell for your ice cream!

I also discovered that you can use it as the oil for granola!  Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.

Butter a 9x 12 pan and then pour in the following to be mixed:
4 cups of oatmeal
2 cups of sliced almonds
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/3 cup of sesame seeds

In a small pot on the stove at medium, heat

1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1-2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 cup of honey

Usually takes about 5 minutes to melt everything.  Then, pour the sugar mix over the oatmeal in the pan and mix.

Bake for about 45 minutes, mixing every 15 minutes.  I like mine browner so sometimes I do five minutes after the last time - you basically want the granola to be a bit browned.

Here's what ours looked like!  Goes great with vanilla yogurt and raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries (or all of the above!)

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