Hint of Coconut Granola

breakfast on the table and ready to eat

This nutty granola has just enough coconut in it to give it an exotic flair. Just add your favorite low-fat milk or milk alternative and power up with peaches and mango (or your other fruity favorites). 



Ingredients

  • 7 cups oats old-fashioned, rolled
  • 1 cup pecans , chopped or pieces
  • 1 cup walnuts , chopped or pieces
  • 1 cup almonds , slivered
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teapoon vanilla extract

Directions

Place dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss. Place water, oil, brown sugar, salt and vanilla in a small bowl and allow the sugar to dissolve. Pour over the dry mixture and toss gently with your hands until well coated. Spread on a cooking sheet and bake at 250 degrees until golden brown (usually 1.5 hours). Gently turn with a spatula to brown both sides. You may turn off the oven and leave the granola to dry out overnight. Store in a sealed container up to 2 months. Enjoy!

Total time1 hour 35 min
Prep5 min
Cook1 hour 30 min
Yield30 Servings

Nutritional data

Serving Size:1/2 cup

Calories230
Fat15g
Sodium65mg
Total Carbs20g
  Dietary Fiber3g
Protein5g

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Tips

This granola would make for a fabulous Christmas gift. Just put in a pretty jar with a note explaining your favorite way to power it up.