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Cinnamon Coconut Granola

Nutrition Info: ¼ cup serving size contains 175 calories, 12 g Fat, 4 g protein, and 3 g dietary fiber** Calories may vary based on nuts or other ingredients used.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Author: Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup coconut unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, including the nuts, excluding the dried fruit or candy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until all of the dry ingredients are coated. The color of the oats will get darker.
  • Pour mixture out onto the baking sheet into a thin layer. Bake for 10 min at 325 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and stir.
  • Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 min, watch carefully to ensure granola doesn't burn. Remove from the oven and add dried fruit if you desire.
  • Allow the granola to cook for a few minutes then transfer it to a large mixing bowl. At this point add any optional dried fruit.
  • While the granola is cooling, use the spatula to mash some of it together to make clusters. Allow the granola to cool completely before eating. Makes approximately 4 cups of granola.