One of my favorite granola cereals is Nature’s Path Chia Coconut Granola. I especially love it sprinkled over kefir or Greek yogurt.
And, me being me…I figured, in a pinch, I could make it myself.
I think I like mine better
Coconut Chia Granola
- 3 cups whole rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded organic coconut
- 2 tablespoons organic brown sugar
- dash of sea salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons chia seeds
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Mix oats, coconut, brown sugar, and salt in a large bowl, and set aside.
Melt the coconut oil and honey together over low heat.
Then add the vanilla to the oil and honey mixture.
Pour mixture over the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until the oats are evenly coated.
Pour granola evenly onto a large parchment lined cookie or sheet cake pan.
Bake, stirring granola every 10 minutes, for 30-40 minutes…until nice and golden.
Add the chia seeds, and give another stir.
Don’t worry, it will be kind of soggy until it starts cooling.
Let it cool on the pan for about 30 minutes. (If you can stand to keep your hands out of it for that long…we couldn’t!)
Store in an airtight glass container.
I immediately went to work creating an apple parfait…
Some apple slices…some Chobani plain Greek yogurt…my Coconut Chia Granola…
Don’t you just LOVE a good parfait?