Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yes, I Still Shave My Pits

I made my own granola today.

But yes, I still shave my pits. I'm not that granola. :)

(Thanks to my husband for that brilliant idea of a post title. He makes me laugh.)

When I was visiting Seattle my friend Megan fed us some of her homemade granola and was talking up the ease and cost effectiveness of doing it yourself. I can honestly say that I never even really thought about making my own granola, which is weird for me since I'm always looking for new things to cook/bake.

Anyway, after eating Megan's delicious homemade granola I knew I needed to try making some of my own soon. Then I saw Heather Eats Almond Butter post about how she made her own granola using this recipe from Healthy Coconut.

Double Coconut Nut Granola? Um...yes please!

And let me tell you, this stuff is like CRACK! My hand kept finding its way in the bowl after it was done cooking!

I can't wait to add this to yogurt, oatmeal, ice many possibilities!

Double Coconut Nuts Granola

Source: Healthy Coconut

  • 1 & 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup slice almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (I used coconut "chips" instead of flakes...they were a bit more substantial, which I like)
  • 2 tbsp agave (You could sub in honey if you don't have it)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (If you don't have it, any oil would probably work here...although then it would only be Single Coconut Granola)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Put agave and coconut oil on very low heat until thin. Stir in almonds, walnuts, coconut and vanilla. Mix until they are coated well. Add oats to the mixture and mix well.

Transfer the mixture on a greased non-stick cookie sheet. Spread them evenly. Bake for 10 minutes and then stir mixture. Bake for another 10 minutes or so. Watch it carefully. The mixture will turn brown quickly.


  1. I'm seeing a growing trend in homemade granola... after your raving review, I gotta try it out someday sooN! yum

  2. mm I just love making my own granola!

  3. Hmm. Sounds very good. Nice stocking stuffer (hint, hint) Andrea cleaned out a couple of pumpkins last night and cleaned and roasted the seeds to send to Will. She made one batch with a cinnamon blend coating. These would make a great addition to homemade granola.


  4. Here is the Ellie Krieger recipe I've used a million times, it's delicious as well! Coconut would be a yummy addition, just make sure you use pure maple syrup.


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