22 February, 2010

Lemon Coconut Granola

 
I baked some Lemon Coconut Cookies some time ago that were a huge success with my family and friends. I loved the flavor combination of lemon and coconut so much that I tried it on my much loved granola.  It's a match made in heaven. The granola turned out absolutely delicious: the invigorating flavor of lemon and the mild and smooth coconut are just about what you need for breakfast to have a great start of the day. I combine it with fresh chopped fruit and a big dollop of yogurt and find it highly addictive. Try it yourself!
 
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LEMON COCONUT GRANOLA

(Print Recipe)

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup flax seeds
1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios)
1 cup desiccated coconut

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 lemon, peel of
1/2 lemon, juice of

1 cup dried currants (or other dried fruit)
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Preheat oven to 150C.

In a pan, combine coconut oil, honey, lemon peel and lemon juice. Bring to boil. Take off the heat when the honey is dissolved. Let cool a little.
In another bowl, combine oats, flax seeds and chopped nuts. Mix well. Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until the oat mixture is well coated.
Spread the granola evenly on a baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes. Turn over the granola, and stir in the coconut flakes. Bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool and stir in the currants. Keep in airtight container.

6 comments:

  1. This look so yummy! I just made some yogurt a few days back and this looks like it sure would taste good on it!

    Esther
    DeL Sisters Kitchen

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  2. This looks fantastic! I love the lemon in here!

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  3. That looks great. I can't wait to try it. I have always loved granola. Anything with lemon is always good.

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  4. Hi Anja, this looks really good. I recently made some organic granola bars that were very successful in every way. Made me realize I need to make more stuff like this, since it is both delicious and healthful. I will try this recipe this week. Oh, and I'm going to vote for you right now (foodista). Please check out my pineapple cake and vote for me if and only if you feel so inclined...Thanks

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  5. I just found your blog and love love love everything!! (I'm a coconut oil finatic :) Thanks!!!

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  6. Amazing recipe! I have made this over and over (tweaking it a little here and there) but it still continues to rule as my family's favourite granola.

    Thank you!

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