This is Little Miracles’ 50 post! And in keeping with this year’s healthy resolution, this granola is perfectly apt to celebrate!
How was your weekend?
It barely felt like a weekend for me. It’s hard to relax when you’ve pushed yourself to an edge back to back through a busy week. I pretty much crashed every night to wake up exhausted the next morning. Finally got me some good sleep last night!
My week was long, exhausting and at the same time extremely short. Contradicting, I know, but it was the second wedding of the month and it was huge. About 8 events over the span of 5 days and since hubby and I were representing both the bride (my cousin) and groom’s (best friend’s brother) side, we were absolutely and thoroughly exhausted yesterday when it all came to an end!
I’d love nothing more then to spend a couple days by the beach, with very little phone service and the least amount of people required to detox. As much fun as weddings are, made even better with seeing friends everyday, you really need to get away and detox sometimes. Just so you can hear yourself think.
I don’t know about you guys, but when socialising at such large gatherings, food is a pretty low priority for me. Surprising, since I’m always the first one to try new things, but I don’t tend to be hungry when hosting.
It’s times like those where this granola recipe is a life saver when I don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. Or when I’m not in the mood to eat.
It’s simple and delicious- you’ve barely got to be on your feet for 5 minutes! If all your ingredients are easy to reach, then in 3, you’ll be ready to it pop into the oven to bake till golden! As long as your oven has heated up by then!
I love eating this straight out of the box when I feel snacking, but it’s best when sprinkled over Greek yoghurt and a berry compote.
You could top muffins, mix in with milk or sprinkle over salads!
With this basic granola recipe, you could swap ingredients to match your flavor preferences! Use olive oil or melted butter instead of coconut oil, if coconut is not your jam. Add cacao nibs, dried fruit after baking for more texture and flavor. Swap honey for molasses or maple syrup. Instead of almonds, you could add walnuts, hazelnuts or cashews.
Really, flavor it however you prefer to enjoy this healthy, filling snack!
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Honey Coconut Granola with Sliced Almonds
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Time: Prep- 5-8 minutes
Baking- 35-40 minutes
Total- 45-50 minutes
Recipe by Sammer
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds, thinly sliced
1/4 cup/ 4 tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 cup/ 4 tbsp. honey
- Preheat oven to 325ºF/162ºC. Line a large baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
- Combine the oats and almonds in a large bowl.
- Pour in the coconut oil and honey. Mix with a spatula and spread on the prepared baking sheet.
- Pop into oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden and slightly crispy. Cool completely before using. Store in an airtight container.
- In place of almonds, you could add hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews and macadamia- any nut you prefer. Seeds could be added as well, such as sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
- The fat added could be melted butter, vegetable or olive oil.
- Sweetener could be maple syrup, molasses or unsweetened apple sauce.
- Dried fruit and other add ins, such as cacao nibs, shredded coconut flakes can be added once baked and cooled. Just stir into baked granola.