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Eat This: Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola!

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Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola Recipe

Eat This: Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola!

This delicious, crunchy vanilla coconut granola makes a great breakfast or snack – have it with milk, on top of yogurt, or by the handful!

This is so good, it seems like it should be bad. I would eat this for dessert, on Acai Smoothie Bowls, on ice-cream, with milk, on yogurt, by the handful straight out of the container – you know how it goes! We all lose a little class when we think no one is watching!

I’m confident that you will be sneaking bites here and there if you make it – I don’t know anyone silly enough to try to eat it right out of the oven… but I caution against it because it will be HOT and you WILL burn your tongue! (Not speaking from personal experience or anything…)

Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola

Eat This: Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola!
Recipe type: Breakfast/ Snack
Serves: 12 servings
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick oats!)
  • ⅓ cup hemp seeds
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup dried coconut - unsweetened. (*I love Earth's Choice coconut chips - they're sulphite free)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive or canola oil (or really whatever oil is fine)
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (I'm OBSESSED with Nielsen-Massey bourbon vanilla bean paste - otherwise, regular vanilla is fine!)
  • dash of salt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 250ºF
  2. In a bowl, mix your dry ingredients - oats, hemp seeds, coconut, sliced almonds.
  3. In a sauce pan, combine honey, brown sugar, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla bean paste. Heat until coconut oil is melted. Or be super classy, and put it in a bowl in the microwave - saves on dishes! Just watch because it will boil over quickly. I suggest 30-45 seconds.
  4. Pour your honey mixture over the dry ingredients, stirring until mixed.
  5. Spread in an even, thin layer on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let granola cool to room temperature. (see anecdote above... exercise self-control and caution)
  8. Enjoy!


Links to the dried coconut and vanilla paste:
Earth’s Choice coconut chips

Nielsen-Massey bourbon vanilla bean paste

Granola Tips and Tricks

The BEAUTY of granola is it can literally clean out your pantry.

  • Sub out any of the dry ingredients for different types of nuts, grains, dried fruit, etc.
  • Sub out the wet ingredients for different types of oils – I like coconut because its solid at room temperature, leaving your granola less ‘greasy’ and more cohesive – since coconut oil is a saturated fat, its solid at room temperature. Hows that for my food science degree knowledge? 
  • As long as your proportions are the same, it should turn out fabulously!

Nutrition information per serving (1/4 cup) 220 calories, 5 grams protein, 3 grams fibre