coconut apricot granola

coconut apricot granola

I’ve really started to enjoy making my own granola at home. It’s so easy to do, and it’s fun to play around with different flavour combinations. I use coconut oil in a lot of my recipes, as it gives the perfect tropical taste. As the weather gets warmer, it seemed fitting to create a recipe with a tropical twist, so I thought I’d create a granola with coconut oil. Granola makes a really simple breakfast dish that you can prepare ahead of time, and this recipe would be perfect to enjoy for breakfast under the warmth of the sunshine!

For sweetness, I used a combination of rice syrup and stevia for a mild and mellow taste. I recently discovered a liquid stevia by Sweet Solutions – and it’s honestly amazing! I hadn’t really used liquid stevia much before so I couldn’t wait to try it. Just a few drops later and I was instantly hooked! It was amazing how little was needed to give the granola just the right taste. Lastly, I swirled in some chopped dried apricots for a rich fruitiness. Light and delicious, this recipe is definitely my kind of dish to start my day with, so I hope you like it!

 

coconut apricot granola

serves about 6

ingredients

2 cups (200g) rolled oats

2 tbsp coconut oil – I used Coconut Merchant

2 tbsp rice syrup

1/4 cup (25g) desiccated coconut – I used Coconut Merchant

1/4 cup (50g) chopped dried apricots

liquid stevia, to taste (I used about 7 drops)

vanilla, to taste

 

method

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 180 C / 356 F

1. Firstly, place the coconut oil into a pan and onto a low heat to melt. Then, add it into a large mixing bowl with the oats, rice syrup, vanilla and stevia . Stir all together until sticky and well mixed.

2. Next, pour the granola mixture evenly onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Add the granola into the oven to cook for about 10-12 minutes until golden. After each 5 minutes has passed, remove from the oven and stir the mixture to avoid burning. (The overall length of time depends on how crunchy you like your granola, I cook mine for 10 minutes).

3. When the granola has cooked, remove from the oven and into a mixing bowl. Then, stir in the desiccated coconut and apricots until evenly mixed throughout. Lastly, either pour into a bowl to serve, or into an airtight container to store away for later.

 

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9 comments:

  1. Still experimenting with cooking and making healthy stuff. This granola is perfect for a good day’s start. I lovvvve apricots. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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