Coconut Granola snacks perfect for lunch boxes, play dates and on the go snacking for the whole family.
There is a lot to love about my husband. He works hard, provides well for our family, laughs at himself easily and takes all of my dreams seriously. Also, he likes coconut.
I love coconut. The flavor of toasted coconut just cannot be beat.
I thank my lucky stars that Luke feels the same way.
Maddy and I surprised Luke with some homemade Coconutty Granola Rounds recently and it was love at first sight. For the whole family. You may have heard me shouting my granola’s praises on Twitter. I just can’t help myself, I must share my thoughts on delicious food on Twitter.
We cannot get enough of these. They are crunchy, slightly sweet and oh so flavorful.
I guess it is no secret, flavor abounds when coconut, almonds, walnuts and honey show up to a party and get toasty together.
Coconutty Granola Rounds Ingredients
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups oats
1 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup whole flax seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil (plus extra for greasing muffin tins)
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
350 for 12 to 14 minutes
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease two 2-dozen muffin tins (for a total of 24 spaces) using coconut oil.
Mix oats, almonds, walnuts and sunflowers on a baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
While oats and nuts toast mix coconut oil, honey, vanilla, brown sugar and salt in large sauce pan or wok over medium heat and stir to combine. (A wok is perfect because large wide shape makes stirring all of the ingredients easier.)
Once Honey mixture is thoroughly and the oats and nuts are toasted add all of the ingredients into the sauce pan or wok with the honey mixture and stir making sure to coat all of the ingredients well.
Divide granola between the 2 dozen muffin cups. Grease the bottom of a drinking glass or wet your hands and press the granola in the cups to make sure the granola is packed into the cups tightly.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges of the bars begin to turn golden brown.
Remove pans from oven and cool before removing from pans to help rounds stay in one piece. Store in the refrigerator or freezer to keep fresh.
Note: These could be made into bars by pressing the warm mixture into a 9×13 baking pan or into little bites by using mini muffin tins instead of standard muffins tins.