Coconut Almond Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups rolled oats*
  • 1 tbsp ground flax (optional)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp whole almonds
  • 2 tbsp dried coconut
  • ⅛ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp almond extract**
  • ½ tsp coconut extract**
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  2. Mix together the rolled oats, ground flax, cinnamon, coconut and almonds in a large bowl
  3. Stir in the melted coconut oil, applesauce, maple syrup and extracts and mix well
  4. Spread the mixture evenly out onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 20 - 25 minutes (or until golden brown) stirring half way through
  5. Watch carefully after 15 minutes so the granola doesn't burn
  6. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container
Notes
* Use certified gluten free oats if necessary
** If you don't have almond or coconut extract, replace with equal parts vanilla extract
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at http://www.exsloth.com/coconut-almond-granola/