Tuesday, February 26, 2013

When life dumps snow on us...

We build forts...

We go sledding...

And we bake granola...

Coconut Granola
courtesy of COOKIE+kate
  • 4 C organic rolled oats
  • 1 C organic roasted, unsalted cashews (chopped)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 C melted organic coconut oil
  • 1/3 C real maple syrup
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C organic unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 C chopped dried fruit (I mixed organic raisins and organic cranberries)
    • Combine oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon, ginger
    • In separate bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla
    • Add wet to dry; stir until oats are well-coated
    • Bake on parchment-lined baking sheet at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
    • Remove from oven; stir in coconut; bake for additional 10 minutes
    • Remove from oven; stir in dried fruit; cool and eat
I followed the baking time on the original recipe - I worried it was getting over-done during the last 10 minutes but it is a bit darker in color from the molasses. This is a crumbly granola - it baked up crisp but doesn't form big clumps like other recipes I've used. All in all, I think it has great flavor and, naturally, I love that it uses no sugar.

Happy Snow Day! In the words of Elise: "The world is a wreck of snow!".

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