If I have not said it before…I love lavender! It takes this granola up a notch, and makes you feel you are eating something a little extra special :). Lavender not only tastes wonderful, but helps remind me to relax and slow down. It makes me want to throw on a big comfy robe, brew a cup of tea, put on a face mask and read a good cookbook!
If you are not a huge fan of lavender no worries! I recommend replacing the lavender teaspoon for teaspoon with cinnamon. The first time I made this I put in too much, but since have cut the amount in half and feel its just right!
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Servings 2.5 Cups
• 2 cups old fashioned oats, gluten free
• 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds or walnuts (unsalted)
• 1/4 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
• 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
• 1 egg white, beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 1/2 teaspoon minced lavender
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl or in saucepan on stove. Set aside to cool.
2. Combine oats, nuts, coconut flakes, coconut sugar, lavender and salt in a large bowl.
4. In a medium size mixing bowl combine coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Whisk until evenly combined.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry. Combine by folding ingredients together with a spatula.
6. Next separate one egg and discard the yolk. Whisk with a fork until frothy. Add to granola mixture and combine with wooden spoon or fold well with spatula.
7. Spread mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet. This granola will clump a little, therefore I like to spread mine out fairly thin, but also keeping the mixture somewhat touching.
8. Place granola into preheated 275 oven and bake for ~45-50 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes. When done the granola will loose its wet appearance, begin to feel firm, but still be slightly soft. This granola is not meant to fully crisp on the oven. When you reach this point remove tray from oven.
9. Allow granola to cool completely on baking sheet. Store in large mason jars or airtight container
• You may use only old fashioned regular or gluten free oats, depending on your dietary needs.
• You may add dried fruit to this granola, just do so once it is cooled. If you add it before you break the dried fruit becomes rock hard.
• You can replace the coconut oil with any oil you would like…or melted butter :).