Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Macaroon Granola

Oats, toasted coconut, almonds, chocolate. Nothing could be better than that. This granola is awesome. Reminds me of eating a macaroon or toasted coconut covered in chocolate(which we call haystacks). If you love coconut you will love this granola!!

Macaroon Granola
8 cups rolled oats(not quick cooking)
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup ground flaxseed or whole I used about half and half of each
3 cups shredded coconut
2 cups chopped almonds
1 tsp salt
1 T. Coconut extract
1 T. vanilla
1 1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut milk(unsweetened)
1 cup coconut oil(liquid) You can buy this at any grocery store i got mine in Walmart by all the other cooking oils(mine was solid but I just microwaved it till it was liquid)
1/2-3/4 cup brown sugar
3 cup dark chocolate,chopped or chips

combine all the dry ingredient in a large bowl and mix. in a smaller bowl combine all the liquid ingredients and then dump over the oat mixture. Mix well then spread out on a large greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes. stirring at least twice throughout the cooking process. Take out and let rest on the pan for 30 minutes than transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely then add the dark chocolate and stir. Store in an airtight container.


Tessa said...

Never cooked with coconut oil, but this sounds really good!

Elizabeth Simpson said...

Yummy!! I love making my own granola. I can hardly wait to try this recipe!

B and K said...

Ok Jessie!! You've done it again, this is the best granola I've tasted yet.