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Coconut Almond Granola

I LOVE Granola.. I have made it lots of ways, even a RAW Granola.  Some have nuts and dried fruit and even chocolate.    There are limitless options when making granola.  I LOVE coconut and Almonds so thats the Granola I decided to make today.  

 I wanted to make this a healthier version by replacing sugar in a traditional recipe with maple syrup and replacing the vegetable oil with coconut oil.

Feel free to add your own additions.  Cranberries, Raisins, Dried Cherries, dried blueberries, almonds, cashew, walnuts, pecan.

This granola is awesome with some milk for a quick breakfast cereal, added to parfaits with yogurt & fruit or just a crunchy sweet snack.

Coconut Almond Granola

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine brown sugar, maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt.
  3. Add the oats, almonds and coconut. Combine until mixed well.
  4. Spread mixture on 2 sheet pans. Bake 1hr or until golden brown and toasty stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool and transfer to an air-tight container.
http://www.taylormademarket.com/coconut-almond-granola/

Your entire house is going to smell wonderful for the rest of the day.

I usually make a double batch and store in a jar like the one below… You can also use a mason jar or a ziplock bag.  Just keep the air out.  Here’s a tip: If it starts it get stale you can crisp it back up in the oven for a few minutes.

Heart Healthy Granola – Remember you can modify or “TaylorMake” your own versions.

On a side note: I just LOVE LOVE LOVE coconut oil. It has sooooo many health benefits.  I use it on lots of things.  LOTS!  Even an all natural sunscreen/oil that smells AMAZING.  I use it as a body scrub mixed with granulated sugar or coarse salt.  It does wonders for chapped lips, it’s a natural antibiotic and I cook with it a lot.

You can replace the butter in a cookie recipe with coconut oil for a healthier fat alternative without compromising the texture and flavor.  Here’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe that are made with coconut oil and pass the kid approval test.

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