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Coco-Nutty Granola

“Whilst I am not one who could ever follow the "I Quit Sugar" movement, I did try this recipe from the book for a healthier alternative for breakfast.”

Recipes | September 20, 2013
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Coco-Nutty Granola

When I was a wee lass, I would eat my coco pops, no milk (oh how I hated soggy coco pops), at the table whilst watching my favourite cartoons; The Flintstones and The Jetsons. Like most kids, I would forget to eat whilst watching TV, and Mum would often chime in reminding me I had to hurry up and eat so I could go and get ready for school. 

Then throughout uni days, and part time work, I’d skip breakfast all together. When I started full time work, I’d wake up as late as possible and get ready in record time before whooshing out the door. Breakfast was lazy like muesli bars, shakes, or eating a bowl of cereal at my desk.

Lately I’ve been getting up early to eat a proper breakfast. I found I was buying a box of delicious toasted muesli every week but it was a bit pricey. So I decided it was time to branch out and try to make some of my own. This one is from Sarah Wilson‘s I Quit Sugar book, so this granola isn’t sweet. If you want a sweet addictive granola, I still highly recommend you try the vanilla granola I blogged earlier this year. This one can be grain/gluten free by leaving out the rolled oats. Served with a dollop of yoghurt, it’s a filling breakfast that will keep you going. I added some fruit for natural sweetness. 

Most ingredients can be found at your supermarket. I found everything except the flaked coconut at mine. The best thing is you can add more or less of your favourite things. Next time I’ll be adding hazelnuts :)

Coco-Nutty Granola
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Ingredients
  1. 4-5 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter), melted
  2. 3 cups coconut flakes
  3. 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  5. 2 cups almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pepitas (preferably activated ones), chopped roughly
  6. 3 tablespoons rice malt syrup (optional; I personally don’t sweeten my granola at all. Perhaps do half a batch with, half without and see what you like.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 120 C. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, spread evenly on baking paper on a tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until golden, turning halfway.
  2. When golden (I like to make mine quite dark; the darker it is, the crunchier it is), remove and cool immediately to get it crispy.
Notes
  1. I like to eat this granola with yoghurt – nice and chunky.
  2. You may wish to add some rolled oats, in which case toss 2 cups into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients, and add a little more oil and syrup.
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8 comments on “Coco-Nutty Granola
  1. Lianne - September 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    YUM!!! Sounds awesome and healthy!!! hehe Love love love granola! Just got more rolled oats to make some this weekend! x

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  2. leaf (the indolent cook) - September 21, 2013 at 12:03 am

    This looks really healthy! I love how brown and toasty it is.

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  3. Sara @ bellyrumbles - September 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Another for my to do list, make granola. I still hate soggy cereal. I am a Special K girl straight up :p

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  4. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef - September 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I like cereal and I’m not too fussy. If I’m alone, a bowl of cereal for lunch or dinner suits me just fine. A bowl of this granola would leave me very happy indeed.

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  5. Sarah - September 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    That looks beautiful, hearty and healthy! Well worth getting up early for. :)

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  6. Tina @ bitemeshowme - September 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

    granola is the best breakfast! love it, and love this version!

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  7. GourmetGetaways - September 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Oh it looks so delicious!!
    I really should eat breakfast.
    There are so many delicious food options and this would be a great way to start the day.

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  8. Daisy@Nevertoosweet - September 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    How did I miss this!!! Just coconut and nuts granola yes please!!! i’m going to use butter cuz i’m not helathy and hahaha don’t want to buy coconut oil!

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