This rustic granola recipe with coconut, dried cranberries, and apricots is one of my favorite recipes. With a big glass of cold milk, it is the perfect fall, Christmas, and winter treat.
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Homemade Rustic Granola is Delicious
We eat granola regularly in this house. It’s easy to make, full of whole food ingredients, and great for a quick snack.
My family and I love to make a huge bowl of granola and fresh raw milk. It’s also really good to top off a bowl of homemade yogurt.
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Make Rustic Granola Weekly
I usually make this rustic granola when the kids are at church doing their Wednesday night activities. Sometimes I don’t get around to it mid-week, so I make it on Saturday.
This granola recipe is super quick to whip up. I double the recipe so I have it on hand to serve during the week.
Rustic Granola Ingredients
3 cups chopped nuts (I use walnuts and pecans)
8 ounces coconut chips
2 cups oatmeal
½ cup honey
¾ cup melted coconut oil
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup dried fruit- I use ¼ cup each blueberries, cherries, golden raisins, and apricots
Rustic Granola Instructions
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large saucepan, melt coconut oil on low heat.
- Stir in the honey and salt.
- Add the chopped nuts, coconut chips, and oatmeal.
- Spread the mixture in an even layer in a 9” by 13” glass pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
A Word on the Ingredients
Toasted coconut chips, chopped pecans, and big chewy pieces of dried apricots make up our favorite granola recipe. It’s the perfect snack for my forever hungry brood of young people. They love it over some honey-sweetened yogurt, or drowned in a bowl of fresh raw milk. I usually double the recipe and keep it out in a glass canister on the counter at all times.
Organic Gluten Free Oats
For this recipe, I used rolled oats, not the quick oats.
I love coconut chips all on their own for a quick snack. They also taste great in a bowl of honey-sweetened yogurt, or on top of oatmeal. For this rustic granola recipe, I use coconut chips to make my chunky granola.
I like to use pecans and walnuts for this recipe. I love how they taste and I love how they add more crunch to the rustic granola. Every kind of nut will taste really good in this rustic granola recipe, though- like macadamia nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, etc. I buy my nuts whole and then blend them up in my Ninja blender to chop them up a little.
Make sure your dried free does not have any added sugar. I love to use dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, and dried golden raisins. I bought my dried apricots at my local Aldi.
How to Store Homemade Rustic Granola
I like to store my homemade rustic granola recipe in a glass container on the counter. You could also store it in the fridge as well. If you store the granola in the fridge, the dried fruit might become a little hard though.
How Long Will Homemade Rustic Granola Last?
This granola is good for up to two weeks, but if your family is anything like mine it will be gone within one week!
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