Are you familiar with the numerous beauty and health benefits of coconut oil? If not, it’s time to do a little homework! Believe it or not, coconut oil is great for, well, just about everything. From treating acne to preventing wrinkles, from moisturizing dry hair to soothing a baby’s skin, coconut oil can help.
Once you’re aware of all the amazing benefits associated with using and consuming coconut oil, you’ll probably start looking for ways to easily incorporate it into your daily routine. One great option is to do it via diet. Here’s a delicious and homemade cinnamon spiced coconut oil granola to get you started.
What better way to start your day than with a dose of homemade coconut oil granola that is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Bonus: You can change things up by adding your favorite flavorings, nuts, seeds, or dried fruits.
Homemade Cinnamon Spiced Coconut Oil Granola
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil or 1/4 cup apple juice + 1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
chopped dried apple
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Place the rolled oats, chopped nuts, and spices into a medium-sized bowl. Mix well.
Add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the oat mixture. Toss together using two spoons. Add shredded coconut and any seeds if desired, toss again.
Spread mixture onto a large cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning occasionally with a spatula.
Remove from oven and stir in any dried fruit if desired. Let cool completely before transferring to a large glass jar.
In addition to ingesting healthy coconut oil with this homemade granola, you’re also setting yourself up for a successful day. You’ll feel energized and ready to take on the world…and look great doing it thanks to the many benefits of coconut oil!
What yummy additions will you be tossing into your morning granola?
This delicious and healthy coconut oil granola was crafted by the skilled hands of Lynne Morris, a professional food stylist for 9 years who has worked with companies including Kroger, Procter & Gamble, John Morrell and HoneyBaked Ham just to name a few. View more of Lynne’s creations.
The individual responsible for bringing Lynne’s handiwork to life is Larry White. He has been a professional food photographer for 15 years and has also worked for many of the who’s who in the industry. Learn more about Larry and his impressive work.