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Genevieve's Super Crunch Coconut Granola 

"I love this quick at home recipe for granola and just discovered it from my favorite food blogger Minimalist Baker. Making granola at home has always seemed like a daunting task, as I get older and am still learning my way around the kitchen, Minimalist Baker has helped me tackle things that have once scared me. This Super Crunch Coconut Granola is SO EASY, I wondered why it has taken me 30+ years to make granola at home. 

Ingredient List

  • 1 1/2 cups (135 g) gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened coconut flake (large flakes are best)
  • 1/2 cup (54 g) slivered raw almonds (or raw almonds, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) raw pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp (12 g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: 1/4 cup dried fruit (I also mix up the chopped nut variety based on what I have in the house)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (162 C).
  • Add oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • In a small saucepan, add coconut oil and maple syrup. Warm over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently until the two are totally combined and there is no visible separation. Add vanilla, whisk once more.
  • Immediately pour over the dry ingredients and stir to combine until all oats and nuts are thoroughly coated. Arrange on a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and turn the pan around so the other end goes into the oven first (so it bakes evenly).
  • To keep this granola chunky, don’t stir during baking, or right after. This will help it form together and create “chunks”, so handle as little as possible!
  • Bake 5-7 minutes more, watching carefully as to not let it burn. You'll know it's done when the granola is golden brown and very fragrant.
  • Let cool completely before enjoying. Add dried fruit to the pan while the granola is cooling (optional). Break into clumps.
  • Store in a sealed bag or container at room temperature for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • This is delicious as is or with almond or coconut milk, flaxseed meal, hemp seeds, and banana!