granola & pomegranate bowl

coconut granola // loveandlemons.com

This is dessert for breakfast. Especially when you eat it with vanilla coconut yogurt like we did. And drink a mocha on the side. Sometimes a morning sugar rush is just what you need to welcome the day, right?

And as if this wasn’t sweet enough already, Jack still had to ask “so… you’re not going to put chocolate chips in there?” Um, no. No, I’m not… (Although, I suppose you could if you wanted too).

granola & pomegranate bowl

granola & pomegranate bowl

Ingredients

    Granola:
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted if yours is solid)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shaved coconut
  • a little brown sugar (optional)
  • Breakfast Bowl:
  • yogurt, whatever kind you like (I like non-dairy coconut yogurt)
  • a few spoonfuls of granola
  • a few spoonfuls of pomegranate seeds
  • a drizzle of honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix everything together except the coconut shavings. (I add them during the last few minutes of baking so they don't burn).
  3. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread into a thin layer. Stir every 15 minutes… after 30 minutes start checking to see if it’s done – crispy but not burned. I baked mine for about 40 minutes, but watch yours closely. When you feel that you have about 10 minutes left, add the coconut shavings onto your baking sheet.
  4. Taste, and if it's not sweet enough for you, add a little bit of brown sugar.
  5. Enjoy as a snack or with yogurt and pomegranates.
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13 comments

  1. Stephanie from riversidebaking.com on said:

    What beautiful pictures. I made granola this week, but I had never thought of using coconut oil! It’s such a wonderful idea, I’ll have to go and buy some, so I can use your recipe next time. Home made granola is great, no worrying about what is in it, you can leave out the bits you don’t like and it is cheaper than shop bought.
    Lovely post x

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I love coconut oil, I’m addicted :)

  2. Beau from the-hello-blog.com on said:

    Oh wow, that looks beautfiful and delicious!

  3. Natasha from tartletsweets.blogspot.com on said:

    I have been talking about making granola for like two weeks and still haven’t done it. But I am sort of glad I waited, because I love the idea of using coconut oil. Sounds perfect!

  4. This looks gorgeous and delicious as usual! I’ve never tried coconut yogurt, will have to try some immediately. :)

  5. Isabelle from headredandblondi.blogspot.com on said:

    That looks sooo good… just one glimpse of it and I’m already salivating :D

  6. Kathryn from londonbakes.com on said:

    Something similar is my breakfast pretty much every day – it’s perfect.

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  8. Beautiful!! After I stop drooling over the gorgeous photos, I will scroll back up and read the post. ;-)

  9. Zachary from byZACHARY.tumblr.com on said:

    Breakfast is always lovely — then again so are pomegranate by themselves. It’s so much easier when it’s made in advance!

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