DIY Gifts: Vanilla Coconut Granola

December 19, 2012

Vanilla coconut granola from Health, Love, and Chocolate is a tasty breakfast that anyone would love to receive as a gift.  Oats are mixed with coconut flour and shredded coconut to double the tropical flavor.  Honey and applesauce add sweetness without being too overbearing.  Feel free to add to this granola recipe.  Dried fruits such as cranberries or cherries and chocolate chips would be especially delicious.

Vanilla Coconut Granola


1 Cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp coconut flour
1 ½ Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 ½ Tbsp + ¼ tsp honey
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F
Gently combine all ingredients except for ¼ tsp of honey until mixture sticks together.
Spread evenly onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.
Drizzle with additional ¼ tsp of honey
Bake for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Let granola cool, then break apart any large pieces.