Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coconut almond granola

Good morning!  This is the first time I've ever made a recipe for granola.  Q and I have enjoyed eating this for the past couple of mornings.  It is healthy, filling and such a great way to start your day. The recipe comes from Taste of Home's Cooking for 2.  

Coconut Almond Granola

3 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups quick-cooking oats
3 tablespoons flaked coconut
3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
3 tablespoons sliced almonds

In an ungreased 1-1/2 quart baking dish, combine the oil, honey and extract.  Stir in the oats, coconut and milk powder.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the almonds.  Cool.  Store in a covered container.  Yield:  3 cups

Other variations: 

1.  Instead of using almonds, use chopped peanuts, pecans or walnuts.
2.  Instead of using the almond extract, how about using vanilla or anise extract.
3.  Along with the coconut, add raisins, chocolate chips and/or dried fruit.
4.  Granola makes a super topping on yogurt, pudding or ice cream.


Erin said...

I'm going to make this one for sure. Looks so good and good for you!

Anonymous said...

I must make this, I love granola! Thanks Theo for sharing another great and easy recipe!!