Granola ooh-na-na

Every time, Every time we post a picture of our homemade Granola, you guys go CRAZYYYYY!!!!!!!

The questions start pouring in,

How do you make it?

Does it have nuts?

Will you share your recipe?

Is this how you stay so thin?

I am here today to answer each and everyone of those questions.

How do we make it?

With LOVE, about every 2 weeks.

Will you share your recipe?

Why yes, today we will.

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats*

  • 1 cup slivered almonds (or your preferred kind of nuts/seeds)

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (optional)

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (or 1/2 cup shredded coconut)

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit or semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, almonds, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt until evenly combined.

  3. In a separate mixing cup, stir together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract until combined. Pour the coconut oil mixture into the oats mixture, and stir until evenly combined.

  4. Spread the granola out evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Then remove from the oven, add the coconut, and give the mixture a good stir. Bake for 5 more minutes, until the granola is lightly toasted and golden.

  5. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire baking rack. Let cool until the granola reaches room temperature. Then stir in the dried fruit, chocolate chips or any other optional add-ins you might prefer.

  6. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.


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Does it have nuts?

Only if you add them. The beautiful thing about home made granola is that you are in complete control of what you add. When we make it for the kids we add mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. For the grown ups sometimes we add dried fruit and super foods like chia,flax seed, and different types of nuts. You are in complete control of what you add to your granola and we think that is pretty rad.

Is this how you stay so thin?

We get that questions all of the time. To be honest yes, it’s one of the secret tricks we keep up our sleeve at Pink Pineapple. Here is why. First, because it’s made from scratch we have complete control of the ingredient and quality of ingredients we use. As you know we believe in using the best products so logically that’s what we choose. There are no preservatives, additives, or dyes in our granola.

Second, it has just enough sweetness to curve our sweet tooth. That’s why we keep it at the store. When we are working and we get a hankering for something sweet we just scoop ourselves a serving, and just like that we avoided a slice of cake and all the calories.

Let us know in the comments if you tried out the Recipe, also tell us what yummy add ins you put in!


Stay Sweet!