Homemade Coconut Granola

As many of you know, maternity leave was one of the best years of my life. One of my favourite parts was the “new” moms that I met while on my leave. I am thrilled today to have one of my favourite mom friends share one of her amazing recipes. Ash is one creative gal, who always has the cutest DIY crafts, amazing drink photos and tasty recipes that make your mouth water. 

Welcome Ashley ….

Steps for making fool proof granola.

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*Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Next spray a large tray with any type of non stick cooking spray (other option is to rub a little amount of coconut oil on the sheet)

*Combine 2 cups of quick rolled oats (gluten free oats are another option if preferred) with 1tsp of cinnamon, 1tbs of brown sugar and a pinch of salt .

* Once well combined spread  evenly over the baking sheet

*In another bowl combine 1/4 cup of honey heated up in microwave for 25-30 seconds  with 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil (at room temperature), amount depends on how crispy you want the granola to be  (personally I prefer mine crunchy)

*Once the liquids are all combined pour onto the oat mixture evenly.

*At this point I normally add a 1 tsp of vanilla for flavour  and sometimes even dried  apricot and coconut flakes (approx half a cup) .  Mix well and evenly with a spoon and bake for 8-10 mins.
Remove  drop the over and wait until granola is completely cooled .  With a spatula  scrap it off  the baking sheet (although should come off quote easily if you sprayed enough ) .

This  recipe makes a large amount which keeps for weeks if sealed in a  glass jar or Tupperware.  It’s a great option for breakfast, snacks for school and work.  My daughter loves it with natural plain Greek yogurt and a touch of  agave or honey drizzled on the top !

Enjoy
Ashley!

Ashley is a busy mom always on the go. She has a two year old daughter named Livia  and loves spending time with my family and baking. I’m avid runner.

Christmas Cookie Exchange #tastytuesday

Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

It’s that wonderful time of year, where we indulge in treats and drinks, Christmas music fills the air and people are just generally happier and festive. It’s a time that brings people together, it’s a time to celebrate and reflect on the year that has past. It always surprises me how quickly Christmas comes around. The season always reminds me of my childhood and our deeply route traditions.

One of my favourite parts of the Christmas season is the smell of fresh baked goodies all while listening to favourite Christmas music! Nothing beats a fresh, hot out of the oven whipped shortbread cookie or a cup of hot cocoa.

Since many of us live far and wide, I wanted to create a Christmas cookie exchange of sorts, so while we can’t spend an evening together over tea exchanging cookie or Christmas treats we can share virtually that one or two Holiday recipes that are a MUST make every year when the Holidays roll around.

What’s that one recipe that makes you nostalgic? Makes you reminiscence of Christmas traditions? Replaying childhood memories just like it happened yesterday? I want to hear about it, I want to feel like I was there with you. So link up below, share your favourite Christmas treat and a fond memory.

This Christmas will be a little different than the last 30 years, not only for me but for my entire family …. I will share more about in the coming weeks.