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Coco-Nola, the Best Granola


Avoid hidden sugar by making your own granola

Coco-Nola, the Best Granola

This granola recipe is not only gluten-free, vegan, and incredibly simple to make, but it is absolutely irresistible! The granola crisps up in the oven and the dried pomegranate seeds add a nice tang of flavor. This is the perfect base recipe to experiment with different additions.

Notes

*Try a mix of raw slivered almonds, pecans, and walnuts

Ingredients

Baked Granola

  • 2 1/2 Cups rolled oats
  • 1 Cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 Cup chopped nuts*
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 Cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/3 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/3 Cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 Cup dried pomegranate seeds

Servings4

Calories Per Serving910

Folate equivalent (total)60µg15%


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I adore granola, and I’m always looking for the best homemade granola recipes. No longer! I’ve cracked the code.

Granola’s reputation is somewhat checkered. First, it was ‘healthy.’ Then, people caught on to how much fat it had in it, so it became ‘unhealthy.’

Now, it’s trendy again, especially if it’s gluten-free and low-sugar. Sigh.

A couple years ago, I was the subject of a really gross Daily Mail article that described what I ate in a day. The Daily Mail, a British rag, basically took a piece I had written for SELF Magazine, cut it to make me look like all I eat is junk food, and published it as, ‘look what sort of trash food this dietitian eats every day!’

I tried to get it taken down, but alas. Nothing could be done.

I took it as a sign that I’d really made it big…SMEARED IN THE BRITISH TABLOIDS!

Anyhow, one of the things that article said I ate was granola and yogurt, which – truth – I do. Most days. But people went wild in the comments, which I stopped reading after a while because they were so ugly.

It turns out, the consensus among the idiots in the comments was that dietitians aren’t supposed to eat something as sugary and grain-filled as granola.

Welp! I guess I’m breaking the rules then!

I usually eat this granola over 2% Greek yogurt, but have been known to reach into the bag at all hours of the day for a little snackie.

I gave some to my mom, and she keeps it in her car. Too bad she ate her entire supply in a couple of days, ha ha!

This homemade granola recipe is completely customizable, but I am telling you now that flax seed is the secret ingredient. The seeds get all toasty and delicious, plus, they add a great texture. I never leave them out.

Otherwise, my fave add-ins are dried sour cherries and pecans, which, like the flax seeds, get toasty and delicious. But you do you.

You’re also going to want to use large-flake oats for this recipe, because they’re sturdy and they’re the proper texture. Quick oats are going to be too chewy and not okay.

Granola is sweet, and I’m okay with that. I can’t stand dusty, dry granola that’s supposed to be ‘healthy.’ What’s healthy about choking down dry oats that taste like sawdust? Just don’t eat the entire bag of this recipe at one sitting. Simple.

I’m sorry I don’t have a great variety of photos for this post. It’s one of the recipes that I was going to put into my e-book, so at the time, I figured I needed just one shot.

You’ll forgive me when you taste this granola, I promise. It really is the best homemade granola recipe of all time.


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