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Pistachio Coconut Homemade Granola

Pistachio Coconut Homemade Granola

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IMG_6427Granola is one of those foods that is either a hit or a miss for me. Some granola is too dry, where as others are too sugary. Sometimes the chunks are too big or perhaps are lacking in any sort of exciting flavor. Having said that, I have found two different brands of granola that I have fallen in love with and do in fact meet all my enjoyable breakfast requirements.
The first one is Natures Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Granola.
This stuff is so good that I got a bit obsessed with it in an unhealthy way. I would eat it for breakfast in the morning (fine – normal), and then I would eat it when I came home after the gym. While I cooked my dinner. So, basically I would eat two dinners just because I couldn’t wait until the next morning for that little bowl of heaven.
The second one is Kashi Go Lean Crisp Cinnamon Crumble.
The name itself signifies how delicious the granola is. It was like a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch but with a few added nutrients to it (fibre, protein and whole grains). My boyfriend bought it for himself, but after I had a taste of it, there was no going back for me. Poor guy.

Although I did find love within these two cereals, I decided I would make my own (as I do with everything!) I would know exactly what went into the granola, control how much sugar and oil was mixed in, and add all my favorite ingredients. The result was delicious! I was very happy with my efforts, even though I would add one change. I accidentally used the Quaker Old Fashioned Oats when I should have used whole rolled oats. These ones are larger and have more surface area to cover with oil/honey, and provides a better texture overall.

Pistachio Coconut Homemade Granola
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Beverley Cheng
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Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 cups whole rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • ¾ cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
  • ½ cup flour (I used potato flour, but any kind works)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Mix the oats, pecans, pistachios, flour, chia seeds and cinnamon together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients in a large bowl until the mixture is fully covered.
  5. Spread the mixture thinly on the baking sheet, avoiding too much layover
  6. Bake for an hour, mixing every 15 minutes. In the last 20 minutes of baking, stir in the golden raisins.
  7. Once the granola is finished cooking, take it out and let cool. Mix in the shredded coconut.

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  1. Colleen

    24 March

    Love this recipe! I’ve been looking for a way to shake up my granola and pistachios sounds like such a good way to do it! Thanks for sharing!!

    • beverleyc

      24 March

      Glad you like it 🙂 I definitely took a while to shell all the pistachios but totally worth it haha

  2. Oooooo my goodness!!!! YES! Pistachios in granola sounds like heaven…

    I’ll try this and let you know how much I love it!! YUM! Thank you 🙂

    xxoo
    Kris

    • beverleyc

      25 March

      Ya! As long as you don’t mind taking the time to shell all the pistachios (i’m too cheap to buy them pre shelled haha), its totally worth it 🙂

  3. I have a mild obsession with granola (OK FINE I HOARD IT LIKE I”M IN A BOMB SHELTER). And pistachios are my absolute favorite. WINNING

    • beverleyc

      25 March

      Bahahah that’s hilarious. I agree – so delicious

  4. Stacy

    25 March

    Holy cow this looks to die for. Would it b bad to eat the entire batch in one sitting?! 😉 I am sure once I started it would be hard to stop as it has my favorite flavors all mixed together! Yum!!

    • beverleyc

      25 March

      Haha Stacy, i think it is perfectly fine to eat it all at once! It’s homemade, that means its healthy… right?!

  5. Wow, this looks absolutely incredible! I have been wanting to make my own granola for so long but I don’t love a lot of the traditional recipes. Adding coconut and pistachio is on point!!

    xx Jill
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    • beverleyc

      25 March

      Thank you! You should try and make some this weekend 🙂 It’s such a relaxing Sunday activity haha

  6. Ahhh I have never tried pistachio and coconut together but it seriously looks and sounds incredible! I have had my love with some granola brands too but I agree that homemade is a much much better choice!

    • beverleyc

      25 March

      yea its a great combination for sure! thanks for the love 🙂

  7. Georgie

    26 March

    Coconut oil makes the best granola!
    I totally agree about hating when granola is too sweet – food shouldn’t be so complicated but companies love to add anything they can.
    Homemade granola wins every time (in my book)

    • beverleyc

      26 March

      Yes! I just bought this coconut oil which is the REAL DEAL and actually smells like coconuts. Makes it even more enjoyable

  8. I’m picky about my granola, too! It needs to be crunchy, but not teeth-breaking. And if it’s too “soft”, that’s a no-go too. I LOVE your pistachio-coconut combo. Thanks for sharing!

    • beverleyc

      26 March

      Haha i know! there are too many things that can go wrong – we need to focus on the things that can make it RIGHT!

  9. Annmarie

    28 March

    Mmmm the combo of pistachios and coconut sounds so good! I will have to give this a try!

    • beverleyc

      30 March

      It was! I hope you like it!

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