Flaked Coconut and Black Currant Granola

More and more people are wanting to get back to the basics.  Part of that is a result of the economy tanking.  Many of us realize we can make things at home for a lot less money than buying it at the store.  And many of us want to know to be able to control the exact amount of salt, and or sugar that is added to many foods these days.

I also fell in love with several other food bloggers home made granola.  Like A Girls Reflection or Feeding Big.

So with their inspiration, I made Flaked Coconut and Black Currant Granola.

Flaked Coconut and Dried Black Currant Granola  Recipe

Let me tell you that there is nothing better than the fresh smell of granola baking.  The anticipation of having some home made granola to top my morning ritual of Chobani Honey flavored yogurt was making me so anxious for that darn granola to cool down.

About 1/4 cup is 5 PP.  I generally only use about 1/2 an ounce on my yogurt every morning.

Flaked Coconut and Black Currant Granola
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ⅛ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup dried black currants
Directions
  1. Pre heat oven to 325
  2. In a large bowl, combine, the oats, walnuts, cinnamon and salt. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the honey, coconut oil and vanilla.
  4. Toss the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to coat.
  5. Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes. Add the coconut flakes.
  7. Bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. using a spoon push the granola around in the cookie sheet as the edges tend to brown quicker that the center.
  9. Return to the oven for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool slightly on the cookie sheet.
  11. Turn out into a bowl and let cool completely.
  12. Add the currants and enjoy.
Marlene Says
5 PP per ounce

It smells so heavenly and I am savoring every single bite.

Flaked Coconut and Dried Black Currant Granola  Recipe

 

See what happens when you can’t wait to get to the goods!  No use in crying over spilled granola.  Kona loves my granola too.

Flaked Coconut and Dried Black Currant Granola  Recipe

 

So you can make your granola with the ingredients that you love.

Flaked Coconut and Dried Black Currant Granola  Recipe

 

What would you use to make your fresh granola?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Marlene

 

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Comments

Flaked Coconut and Black Currant Granola — 5 Comments

  1. I love homemade granola and as a matter of fact, I am about to make some right now! What a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing and for mentioning me and my little blog! Love the photo! :)

  2. thanks for tagging my recipe, yours sounds great!
    as i mentioned in my post, granola is very popular at my house. i especially like the black currant idea.

    • You are quite welcome. I have to admit the use of lavender is so intriguing, but I didn’t want to steal your recipe since I wanted to post one of my own. thanks for the inspiration.

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