Coconut Oil Granola

Part three of my coconut oil series:

I am having so much fun with these coconut oil posts :D

Here are my previous posts on Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, ‘A Coconut Oil Series’ and ‘Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter’

Developing the habit of cooking with my coconut oil is something I need to ingrain into my memory. I am still working on that part of it. But when I had the craving of eating some yummy granola, surprisingly I happened to think of cooking it in the granola. My spontaneous craving for granola made me search for granola making ingredients in the cupboards.  I soon realized I didn’t have any honey in the house, the idea of molasses came to mind. So I searched for a recipe online using molasses and found Martha Stewarts recipe. She doesn’t use coconut oil in this recipe, but I was still very glad to know that molasses was tasty in granola!

So I kind of came up with my own version

:)

The molasses and sea salt combination is strikingly scrumptious! One batch just wont cut it around here ;)

A handful of this with a cup of coffee is a perfect coffee break :)

I like to pour the granola over a bowl of plain greek yogurt and honey for Benjamin.

He loves it! :)

Enjoy!

 Coconut Oil and Granola

  1. 1/3 cup of extra virgin coconut oil
  2. 1/3 cup of unsulfured  molasses
  3. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  5. 3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  6. 1/2 cup of raisins
  7. *optional* 1 cup of pecans or walnuts

I mixed the coconut oil and molasses together in a pot over medium heat, added the cinnamon and salt. Once everything was smoothly combined I removed the pot from the heat and mixed in the oats and raisins. (You can add your nuts here, I had to skip the nuts this time because I was on a time crunch, but the granola was still mouth tangling addictive). Then spread the mixture over a cookie sheet and set into the oven at *325 for twenty minutes stirring the mixture a few times. Pull your granola out once golden brown. Be sure to keep a close eye on your oven, it is very easy to burn! I have learned the hard way/ You can leave to cool for 20 minutes or so.

6 Comments

  1. Roxy October 25, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Dear Friend, amazing blog! so clean and crisp and so sweet!!
    I love granola you have inspired me to think once again outside the box…
    What box did someone say we had to color inside the box? :)
    Blessings and Favor Always, Roxy

  2. Amy October 25, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Elizabeth! This sounds so yummy! I love to try new granola recipes and this one is now saved in my recipe box. I would have never of thought to try molasses. That’s one thing I have plenty of in this house. Why does it always have to be a box, I think we should really think out of a…. circle! And, color outside of it (just like our kids do!) They obvisiously have the right idea!
    Miss you my sweet friend!
    Amy

  3. SarahJayne November 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Dear Elizabeth,

    It’s been a little while, but thanks for the comment on my blog! I’m happy to find yours, and look forward to reading it more. :)

    This recipe looks delicious! I foresee making it quite soon with my li’l sisters! (we love granola. :) Great idea to use coconut oil!
    Blessings!

    ~SarahJayne

  4. Danielle November 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    This granola looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing – I love your photos!

  5. E. Ann November 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much everyone!! I wish I could invite you all for a cup of coffee and some granola ;)

  6. Kirsteen November 5, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Oh this looks so yummy! I’m off to check if I have everything I need in the cupboards :0)

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