Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Coconut Lime Granola with Pecans Recipe

``Coconut Lime Granola

This is one of my favorite granolas I’ve ever made.  It is made with coconut oil, lightly toasted coconut and the zest of a lime.  I could just live off of it (well, and a little chocolate here and there!) ;)  This granola is great with some Greek yogurt and with blueberries or blackberries.  If you’re looking for a new, different granola recipe, try this out!

Coconut Lime Granola with Pecans, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

4 cups old fashioned oats

1/4 cup flax seed meal

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (optional)

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

zest of one lime

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup agave nectar (you could also use honey)

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.  In a large bowl, combine the oats, flax, coconut, pecans, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, salt and lime zest.  In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, add the oil and agave (or honey).  Microwave for about 30 seconds.  Whisk together well.  Add the vanilla and whisk again.  Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until well combined and all is moistened.  Spread the granola on the baking sheet in an even layer.  Bake for 22 minutes.  Remove from oven and let sit on a wire rack until completely cool.  Do not mix the granola while it’s cooling.  Once cooled, break and crumble into chunks and pieces.  Store in an airtight container.

Coconut Lime Granola with pecans 2-21-12

12 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like a must try recipe.

Lisa said...

I think you need to start selling your granola mixes.

Amy said...

Looks and sounds delicious. I love home made granola. SO delicious and healthy! :)

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Yummy, and I love the picture, the blue just pops.

Jessica said...

I am always on the hunt for good homemade granola recipes - this one looks so delicious.

Jenn Kendall said...

what a delicious sounding granola! definitely need to try this sometime!

Natalie said...

looks like we're both into coconut granolas today :) love the lime addition to this one!

Baking Ribbons said...

This granola sounds unique and tasty! Do you use shredded sweetened coconut? or is there shredded unsweetened?

wendy (pinkstripes) said...

I've been telling Paul I want to make granola (I haven't made it in ages). This looks like the recipe to make).

Jill said...

Lime in granola sounds fantastic!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Homemade granola is the best! This one sounds really yummy- it would be a happy way to start my day! The blueberries are gorgeous too. :)

Kayte said...

Yes, please! And, yes, I might even have seconds! Beautiful photo.