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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160.2
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Coconut-Chia Seed Granola

Submitted by: MARISACHURCHILL
Coconut-Chia Seed Granola

Introduction

This granola makes a great bowl of cereal or yogurt topping. Gourmet granolas can be quite expensive, which is why I prefer to make my own. For the best results, choose old-fashioned (not quick) oats. Quick oats donít crisp as nicely and tend to have a more powdery texture. This granola makes a great bowl of cereal or yogurt topping. Gourmet granolas can be quite expensive, which is why I prefer to make my own. For the best results, choose old-fashioned (not quick) oats. Quick oats donít crisp as nicely and tend to have a more powdery texture.
Number of Servings: 14

Ingredients

    4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
    3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
    1/4 cup honey
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup pineapple juice
    3 1/4 cups oats
    1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
    ľ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    3 tablespoons chia seeds

Tips

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 275į F, with a rack in the center position. Line a half sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or greased parchment paper.

In a large pot, combine the oil, brown sugar, honey, salt and pineapple juice. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Allow the mixture to boil for several minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the oats, ginger powder, coconut and chia seeds. Stir until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a half sheet pan, and spread into a thin and even layer.

Place the granola into the oven and bake for about 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure even baking. Once the granola is crisp and golden, remove from the oven. Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring it to a storage container. The granola will keep at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

For a sugar-free alternative, replace the brown sugar and honey with 3 tablespoons Stevia. Bake the granola for at least one hour, or until the oats begin to crisp.

Serving Size:†Makes about 14 half-cup servings






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. I love granola's. As with any recipe, you can alter the ingredients to make it even lower sugar (pineapple juice?). - 5/31/14

    Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (6/3/14)
    Hi Tina, the pineapple juice replaces some of the oil used in making granola and adds some natural sweetness. You are correct, you can alter the ingredients. Leave out the brown sugar altogether if you want to decrease the sugar in this recipe. :-)


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  • - 12/16/14

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  • This was so easy to make, and really tasty too! I love coconut, had pretty much all the ingredients on hand. I added some dried cranberries after i took it out of the over, only because I like dried fruit in my granola, but it's fine without. - 6/3/14

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  • Chia seeds can be found in health food stores and Costco and the health food aisles of grocery stores. I get mine at Costco. A 2-lb bag costs about $16. It's 75 servings (1 T. is a serving). I put them in salad dressings and muffins and my water and Crystal Light. - 5/31/14

    Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (6/3/14)
    Thanks Cat Nurse for providing all the info on where to find Chia seeds!


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  • I didn't have Chia Seeds, so used almonds and walnuts instead. We loved it. - 5/31/14

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  • I used sunflower seeds, it was very good. Where can I find chia seeds? - 5/31/14

    Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (6/3/14)
    See CatNurse's post for info on purchasing chia seeds. You can also use flaxseed. Chia are great for weight loss and contain calcium, manganese, phosphorus. They're a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. As an added benefit, chia seeds can be eaten whole or milled while flax seeds have to be ground


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