Is it just me, or does everyone crave healthier and lighter foods as the weather warms up? I love a good granola, and this recipe is one of my fav’s! It’s a yummy snack we eat all summer long at my house. I love mixing it with yogurt, fruit,yogurt and fruit, or just eating it plain. My kids love to eat it in a bowl with milk for breakfast, so in a way, it’s like homemade cereal! It’s one food I don’t have to feel guilty about. This recipe is great for using up some of the oatmeal I get from couponing, plus it’s super easy!
4 cups Oatmeal
1/2 cup Wheat flour
1 cup Almonds, chopped
1/3 cup Oil
2/3 cup Honey*
1 T. Vanilla
1/3 cup Water
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/3 cup Brown sugar*
1 cup Coconut
Mix all ingredients together except the coconut. Bake at 300 for 45 minutes,(less if you want it softer), stirring occasionally about every 15 minutes. Add 1 cup coconut near end( I add mine the last 20 minutes). When cool add craisins.
*For Maple Granola: add 1/3 c. maple sugar instead of honey amount & 2/3 c. brown sugar.
*For Apple Cinnamon granola: change 1/3 c. honey, 2/3 c. brown sugar, 1 T. cinnamon. Add dried apples.
- 4 cups Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Wheat flour
- 1 cup Almonds chopped
- 1/3 cup Oil
- 2/3 cup Honey*
- 1 tbsp Vanilla
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/3 cup Brown sugar*
- 1 cup Coconut
- Mix all ingredients together except the coconut. Bake at 300 for 45 minutes,(less if you want it softer), stirring occasionally about every 15 minutes. Add 1 cup coconut near end( I add mine the last 20 minutes). When cool add craisins.
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Comments & Reviews
Brittney Schmid-Pagan says
What a yummy treat!
This granola sounds delicious …..will give my daughter the recipe too, she loves granola and now she can make her own…..
I cannot wait to try this! I love granola! Would raisins or dried cranberries work as a substitute for the dried coconut?
Yes, I think that would be great!
I recently started following you on facebook. I love granola and wanted to add another idea for you. I love coconut in my granola just like your recipe. I also add chia seeds to mine. I sprinkle it on top of my oatmeal to add crunch. My favorite combo is chocolate oatmeal (oatmeal with a couple spoonfuls of hot chcolate mix added in) and topped with the coconut granola. It tastes just like an Almond Joy and is a great hot breakfast for a cold morning.
Just made this and it’s SO GOOD!!! Thank you thank you thank you for posting this! I will be writing about it on my blog in the next couple of days. Thank you!
Just picked up the ingredients to make this today from Sprouts. Seriously, this is SO CHEAP compared to boxed cereals! I absolutely love it! I can hardly wait to whip up some of this yummy stuff and have it on hand for those “food cravings.” Thank you for posting!
Connie Conlon says
Love, Love, Love this granola. Have made it twice already. Thanks.,
So glad you like it!
Amy B says
We like to add freeze dried fruit to this also -its yummy.
I use real old fashioned oats. 🙂 Thanks for the question.
Amy – oooh…freeze dried fruit. Sounds yummy.
This is great. Our family loves granola and this recipe sounds so easy to do. Thanks for sharing.
Do you use instant oatmeal or original Quaker?