Vanilla Coconut Goji Berry Granola

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Goji berry granola with vanilla and coconut is perfect for breakfast.
I’m a fan of granola. Most store-bought granola, however, is too sweet. Or too expensive. Sometimes it tastes fine but is lacking the ingredients that make it special. If you’ve ever had a bag of chocolate chip granola with like four chocolate chips, you know what I mean.
goji berry granola
So I often make my own. I almost always have oats in my pantry, and can usually round up some odds and ends to add to it. This time, it was some goji berries. It seems like these dried berries were all the rage a few years ago but then kind of faded out to make way for the next superfood. Doesn’t matter though because I still like them. And they’re perfect in a month when there’s nothing around you but cookies and cocktails and other unhealthy snacks.
This goji berry granola is a favorite of mine. I make it on the stovetop, and add coconut, almonds, and vanilla. It’s sweetened with maple syrup, but you could use honey if you like. You can adjust the sweetener to your preferences. Even if you leave it as is, it’s way less sweet than any kind of granola you’ll buy. Which is how I like it. When I eat granola, I’m really just looking for the crunch factor. Use it on yogurt of course, but also in a salad (for real!) or just eat a handful as a snack. It’s addictive and crunchy, and once you start eating it, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it’s gone.
Store in an airtight container or put it in a fancy jar and give it to your favorite health nut friend as a gift. It’s unconventional, sure, but there are people out there that would appreciate it, I’m sure. I know I would.
goji berry granola
goji berry granola

Vanilla Coconut Goji Berry Granola

This easy goji berry granola is flavored with coconut and vanilla and perfect for breakfast, lunch, or anytime.
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Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 185 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup goji berries

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over low heat. Add the oats, spread in an even layer and toast for about minute. Add the salt and coconut oil and stir until oil is melted. Toast for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the maple syrups slowly and stir until coated.
  • Add the almonds, coconut flakes, and vanilla and stir for about a minute.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the goji berries.
  • Immediately transfer to a heat proof bowl.
  • Let cool before stirring.

Notes

Storing leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.
Variations: Any nut or seeds can be added and you can swap the honey for maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 295mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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