Almond Coconut Granola

I love making my own granola cause it is so easy and you can really tailor the recipe to what you like. I enjoy mine with almond milk or sprinkle it over some greek yogurt. Comment and let you know what goodness you like to put in your granola!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 agave nectar or maple syrup (I purchase a blend from Trader Joes)
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together except for the egg white.
  3. Whisk egg white in separate bowl and then add to mixture.
  4. Pour mixture on to cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or silicone pad.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes, until golden brown.

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Coconut Macaroons

As promised here is the recipe for the Coconut Macaroons I made yesterday. The kraft takeout boxes were the perfect transportation for the macaroons to the BBQ party.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (14 ounces) unsweetened flaked coconut
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (about 4 ounces)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat generously with nonstick cooking spray).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar, and salt until frothy. With a fork, stir in coconut until moistened.
  3. Drop mixture by packed level tablespoons onto prepared sheet (cookies will not spread). Bake until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in microwave (20 second intervals) and then drizzle over macaroons.

Original recipe from Martha Stewart (I use unsweetened coconut vs. sweetened)