Showing posts with label coconut berry granola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coconut berry granola. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coconut-berry granola goodness!

The dudes LOVE Halloween.
It is their favorite holiday -- and
yes, they love it even more than
Christmas. Why? Well, there's the
costume thing for one. The what-will-
I-be-this-year debate starts in early
August and goes on through September
when we finally committ to our
costume. Then there's the whole free
candy thing. Yeah, what's not to love?
Um, the dental bill comes to mind.

I try to help out by eating the odd Mounds
or Snickers out of their bags when they're
not looking, but truly, the only way to
really help and to save myself some hefty
dental bills is to offer a yummy alternative.

Coconut-berry granola:

8 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup oat bran
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup dried cranberries and blueberries
(mixed together) or raisins work
equally as well


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, oat bran, coconut and almonds. Spread on a large cookie sheet in an even layer (2 cookie sheets may be necessary). Bake for 8 minutes until lightly toasted. Allow to cool for a few minutes then put it back in the large bowl. While the oats are toasting, combine the coconut milk, coconut oil and honey in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until it comes to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the coconut extract. Pour the syrup over the granola in the bowl and stir until fully coated. Spread evenly on the cookie sheet again and bake for another 10-12 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet then mix in the dried cranberries and blueberries. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yum!!!

And now for today's prize...

A cute Halloween cupcake bag,
skull cupcake liners, Halloween
cupcake toppers that are
also bookmarks (appropriate,
yes?) in the shapes of ghosts,
witches, etc, and Halloween
Quins (flat sprinkles) in the
shapes of pumpkins and bats.

Just leave a comment to win
today's prize! The winner will
be announced at the end of the
day! Good luck and a treat
filled Halloween!

Jenn McKinlay