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Natalie Morales' Homemade Coconut Granola

COOK TIME
8 mins
PREP TIME
5 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(9)
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COOK TIME
8 mins
PREP TIME
5 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(9)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup sprouted unsalted hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sprouted unsalted hulled pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup chopped sprouted unsalted almonds
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut syrup or pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chef notes

    How many times have you heard or read that granola isn't good for you? That's because too often, there are all kinds of unnecessary sugars or oils mixed in. But granola is easy to make at home and really can be healthy if you keep it simple. Make it when you have some time and then enjoy it all week long on yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, ice cream or just by the handful.

    Swap option: Sprouted nuts and seeds, which can be found at most health food stores, are easier to digest than raw ones. However, if you need to use what you have on-hand, this recipe will still be delicious. 

    Preparation

    1.

    Preheat the oven to 425 F.

    2.

    In a large bowl, toss together the oats, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, pepitas, almonds, flaxseeds, cinnamon and salt. 

    3.

    Drizzle the coconut oil over the granola mix, using a spatula to get every bit of the oil. Drizzle in the coconut syrup and the vanilla. Using your hands, mix all together to make sure the wet ingredients are evenly distributed among the seed mixture.  

    4.

    Spread the granola on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 4 minutes, then give the granola mix a stir with a spatula to get an even crunch and toast until crunchy, about 4 minutes more.

    5.

    Let granola cool completely before putting it into a container for storing.