{“i can make that!” – coconut flax granola}

17 Jul

i get on these kicks where i think i have all the free time in the world to constantly be making my own food… particularly, easy snacks.  i’m such a label-reader, that i’ll look at the ingredients and be like, “i can make that!” 😛

this time, it was granola.


i had a gigantic container of organic rolled oats sitting around, waiting to be turned into breakfast vitamix cookies, but i kept forgetting to buy jelly!  so as i was grocery shopping the other day, it came to me.  “dude, audrey – you should totally make your own granola!” what inspired this was my other new favourite obsession right now – yoghurt.  i know it’s nothing new to a lot of you, but i never much cared for yoghurt and suddenly – just like sauerkraut, and eggs – i can’t seem to get enough yoghurt. so – i was completely stoked when i saw my favourite brand, noosa had introduced a coconut flavour!!! holy smokes dude.  AHH–MAZING! and i love noosa because they use milk from pasture-based cows.  LOVE THAT!

anyway, to bring it all full circle, i was like, “self, you should just buy some coconut flakes {super cheap} and use some pantry items to create your own granola to compliment this amazing yoghurt discovery!” {sometimes i do talk to myself like that} and so i did it – i bought some organic coconut flakes for about $2.00 and had the rest of the ingredients at home.  as per usual, i didn’t exactly measure – so i don’t have an actual recipe for you, but if i can wing it, you can wing it! 😉


– rolled oats

– maple syrup

– vanilla extract

– coconut oil

– flax seeds 

– coconut flakes


combine dry ingredients : oats, coconut, flax


combine liquid ingredients : coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract


blend all ingredients well


spread over a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 6 minutes, then stir to mix up oils and such, and bake for another 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.  keep in mind that the granola will crisp up a little more when removed from heat…


i kinda overcooked mine on my first try – but it still was super tasty, even with slightly burnt bits in there… coconut is great {and somewhat forgiving} like that!


homemade coconut flax granola – particularly delicious with coconut yoghurt… nom nom!

homemade coconut flax granola – particularly delicious with coconut yoghurt… nom nom!

6 Responses to “{“i can make that!” – coconut flax granola}”

  1. natasha July 17, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    Coconut great …snack idea…shall try this..


  2. maryinline July 17, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    Love home made granola! And, your little-over cooked is just right for me! My friend Carol and I have the same comment when we’re at art festivals…”Hey Care, look! Isn’t that a neat picture frame made from a window?” “Yeah, Mare. But, we could make that!”

    Anyway. Get rest and we’ll see you tonight!


    • cooking with audrey July 18, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      hehe, i think you and i have done that a few times ourselves when we were out together 😉


  3. Jayme Marie Henderson July 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    I overcooked my first batch of granola, too! Slow and steady works well! I am loving cooking and baking with coconut oil. It adds not only great health benefits, but it also packs a great flavor!


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