coconut almond cranberry granola


I've made a lot of granola in my day. And I mean a lot. But any recipes I've made in the past have nothing on this. {"They got nooooothin' on YOUUUUU, baaabay. Nothin' on YOUUUUU babayyy."}

For the span of my 15 years, I've been on the journey of looking for the perfect granola recipe that would yield a chewy, crunchy texture. Of course all the other recipes are awesome!

But this one is awesomer.

Thanks to the generous amount of honey, I got JUST the perfect texture- sticky, chewy, and a little crunchy with the addition of almonds. Top it off with some ice cold milk {I used soy milk} and be prepared to go into a granola-coma. Especially if you eat half the batch in a day which I may or may not have done. 

I blame it on stress.

When I'm stressed, I make food. When I make food, I eat food. When I eat food, I eat a lot of food. When I eat a lot of food, I feel bad about it. It's a vicious cycle, I tell you!

Thank goodness for my wondrous justifying skills. 

I shouldn't feel bad about it though, because granola is supposedly healthy. Although I'm not really sure if that applies when you eat approximately 10.75 servings. 


I'm totally thinking I should have made a bigger batch of this stuff. Sure it yields about four and a half cups of granola, but let's be real. I could eat half a batch, 10 days a week.

You have been warned.

coconut almond cranberry granola 

1 1/2 c. oats
2 tbsp. oil {canola or olive is fine}
3/4 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. desiccated coconut
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. almonds, roughly chopped 

Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add honey, olive oil, and honey. Stir until combined. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake, mixing around every 3-5 minutes. Once it's been in the oven for 15-20 minutes, remove from oven and add cranberries and almonds. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. 

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1 comment:

  1. Sophie this looks super. What is dessicated coconut though? I buy coconut but never heard of this type. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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