Summertime Coconut Nuts Granola

It has been a cool summer in Southern California…until now. We actually had rain last month, rain? I know, not very summer like in SoCal.

Summer in late bloom. As the kids around my neighborhood get ready for back-to-school, the summer weather is finally here. This is what I had in mind for summer weather.

I’ve enjoyed my oatmeal for breakfasts but it might be getting too hot for that.

Possibly my last *hot* oatmeal for awhile, or until the weather cools down.  Why two spoons? I don’t like to mix Nuttzo and Chocolate nut butter with the oatmeal. I like to lick it from the spoons as I eat my oatbran. Weird huh?

Since I know there will be yogurt parfaits for breakfast in my future, I made my own granola. I haven’t found a granola brand that has the coconut ratio that I want.

Double Coconut Nuts Granola. Lots of shredded coconut, mix with coconut oil, slivered almonds and a few chopped walnuts.

Double Coconut Nuts Granola

  • 1 & 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup slice almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 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.

See you in my mouth tomorrow morning :)

What’s your current favorite granola? What specific ingredients do you look for? I always look for granolas that have coconut in them and also I like granolas with a lot of nuts. I love crunch.

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Comments

  1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love making homemade granola, so much cheaper than buying it! And, you have control over the ingredients.

  2. Last oatmeal!? I would never dream of the day! lol. I have oatmeal every morning and on the odd days that I don’t, I just feel “off” for the whole day and try to find ways to sneak in oatmeal later in the day. I am glad to hear that you are working on your granola for your future yogurts! I personally really enjoy dried black currents or blueberries in my granola. :D

    • Last oatmeal…for now! oatmeal helps me feel grounded in my day too, but I was sweating making the last oatmeal I had :) Maybe overnight oats tomorrow.

      I’ve never had black currents before. Where do you buy dried currants for your granola?

  3. yes sir it is getting hot here! i love getting able to finally wear my cute sundresses though!

  4. I think it’s only 55deg up here in NorCal!

    Love coconut in granola as well..you should put the calorie stats up…I love granola, but can eat way too much..oye ;-/

  5. I don’t like overnight oats, but I love mixing regular oats with yogurt like you to cool it down for summer. So good! I do just mix up the nutbutters though. I make sure to add enough every bite has some. ;) LOL

  6. YUM! This granola looks great. I will eat any and all granola flavors! What part of So Cal are you from? I was born and raised in Chino. Just moved out to AZ about 2 years ago.

  7. First off, no, I do not think your double spoon action in the oat bran is weird at all…quite brilliant actually. :)

    Your double coconutty crunchy granola sounds like IT would be my favorite. Honestly, I’ve never really met a granola I didn’t like…well, except for few burnt batches I’ve made myself. I love that you use coconut oil in yours – I definitely need to try that someday soon.

    Thanks so much for reading my blog and for your kind email. It made my whole morning. :)

    Enjoy your weekend Lea!

  8. The summer weather is a nice change…I especially love the cool evenings.

    I really like granola but don’t like all the sugar that the store brands have. So I make my own little version which is pretty tasty, if I do say so myself!

  9. Hi
    Thanks for the comment on my blog because it lead me to yours! It looks like fun.
    I love coconut. Love it. I don’t have the coconut butter sold in my area though (but I tried it once and LOVED it). I really like adding coconut flakes to everything. And coconut milk is great too.
    That granola looks like something I’d like.
    I look forward to following your blog!

  10. Ooooooo!! I love this…totally going to try it once the heat wave here on the East Coast dissipates after the hurricane this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Just found your site from HEAB, so happy I did. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Natalia, thanks for checking out my blog and for commenting and letting me know.

      I hope you like the granola. Let me know once you’ve made it or add any additional ingredients like Heather did.

  12. This looks like such a lot of fun for your taste buds! I believe I’ve posted here once before, but I comment-clicked over from HEAB and I’m so glad for the refresher!
    Coconut is the best in all forms; coconut cake is bomb, coconut water is the best post-workout beverage ever, coconut flakes are perfect finger-dippin’ food, oh I could go on and on ^~ Thanks for the recipe!
    xo

  13. I love coconut, oats and nuts–my fav combos! Definitely going to give this one a shot soon. I hate buying store bought granola as it’s high in sugar content. Might add some falls spices, flax and pumpkin seeds to the mix!

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