Saturday, September 12, 2009


Coconutty Granola

2 cups rolled oats (not instant- I use Bob’s Red Mill)

1/2cup pecans (I use salted pecans, yum)

1/2 cup slivered almonds (these can be toasted first)

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup sunflower kernels

1/4 cup flax seed meal (if flax seed is cheaper, buy that and use a coffee grinder to make the flax meal)

3/4 cup coconut (I use sweetened)

1/4 cup grapeseed oil

3/4 cup honey

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped, pitted, dates

Combine the oats, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, flax seed meal, and coconut in a large bowl. The cranberries and dates get added at the very end.

Blend in grapeseed oil and honey. Mix very well.

Pour entire mix into a baking dishyou need something with higher sides than a cookie sheet because you’ll mix at 10 minute intervals.

Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes. When it is golden brown, it’s done.

Remove dish from oven and pour granola back into the bowl. Mix in cranberries and dates. Let cool and then cover. Enjoy! I eat mine over organic vanilla yogurt with a fresh drizzle of honey.


  1. YUMM-O!!! That sounds fabulous! I believe I will be getting those ingredients and making VERY soon!! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

  2. Thanks! Next time I might leave out the sunflower seeds. Flavor was a little overpowering. (o:

  3. We loved it! Didn't even have time to add yogurt:) Thanks HD.