I have an intense obsession.

Coconut, in all forms, is my kryptonite.

I can’t contain myself around it. And I like it that way.

If you love macaroons, you will adore this granola.

I promise that it tastes just like a macaroon. Maybe it even tastes better.

It’s possible.

My lack of self control around granola is despicable.

Scratch that – it’s nonexistent.

Coconut + granola in one? I’m screwed.

Last night, I found myself elbows deep in macaroon granola. Moping around in my elastic-waistband pants, I shoveled handfuls from the pan to my mouth. Then I proceeded to watch a Jersey Shore marathon, make 3 more batches of granola, clean our bathrooms with a toothbrush and dream about spray tans.

I’m not sure what that means, but please send help.

And some wine, too. I think it will go great with the granola.

Macaroon Granola

2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped almonds

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

contents of 1/2 vanilla bean

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup coconut oil, liquid

1/4 cup coconut butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large bowl, combine oats, flax, wheat germ, coconut, sea salt and almonds. In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil with honey and extracts.  Add oil mixture to oat mixture and stir until moistened. Add scraped vanilla beans and coconut butter, mixing thoroughly.

Lay on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes, or until golden brown and toasty.

If you need me, I’ll be at the mall buying bigger jeans.

With a snack-bag full of granola.

share:    Pin It    

93 Responses to “Macaroon Granola.”

  1. #
    51
    Jess @ Truly.Into.Fitness — July 21, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    ohhh man!! I will need to try that ASAP!!! Looks SO delicious!

    Reply

  2. #
    52
    Biz — July 21, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    My daughter loves coconut!! I actually have everything but the coconut butter, but I’ll just sub regular.

    Thanks Jessica! I’ll send some wine! :D

    Reply

  3. #
    53
    Ellen@FirednFabulous — July 21, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Hilarious! Once again. And that pic seriously just gave me a foodgasm. It looks delicious! Beyond. Really. Ok, I’m stopping here..

    Reply

  4. #
    54
    Ingrid — July 21, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    This looks so great! I can’t wait to try it!

    Reply

  5. #
    55
    Gracie @ Girl Meets Health — July 21, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    Ummm can I just say that you’re freaking hilarious?? The combination of delicious recipes and your humor is….well…EPIC.

    Reply

  6. #
    56
    Nicole, RD — July 21, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    Sign me up! Coconut’s #1 fan right here! Unsweet or sweetened coconut shreds?

    Reply

    • Jessica — July 21st, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

      I almost always have both on hand. Either works!

      Reply

  7. #
    57
    Kelly — July 21, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

    I’m surprised. I would have thought bacon was your kryptonite. Guess I don’t know you as well as I thought. ;-)

    Reply

  8. #
    58
    Sarah:) — July 21, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

    Mmm, love it!

    Reply

  9. #
    59
    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — July 21, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    I love coconut too! This looks AWESOME!!!

    Reply

  10. #
    60

    MMMM I love coconut and granola, so coconut macaroon sounds amazing.

    Reply

  11. #
    61
    mags — July 21, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    You just crack me up!

    Great looking granola.

    Reply

  12. #
    62
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 21, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    your house has GOT To be off the chain good smelling after making this stuff…omg yum!

    Reply

  13. #
    63
    Blond Duck — July 21, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    That, as always looks delicious.

    Reply

  14. #
    64
    Lisa @bakebikeblog — July 21, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    haha this cracked me up! LOVING the granola though :)

    Reply

  15. #
    65
    Leah @ Why Deprive? — July 21, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    I have a problem when it comes to coconut too. I love the taste, I love the smell, I just love it.

    Reply

  16. #
    66
    Katie — July 21, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

    I’m with you…coconut can’t really get any better. Unless you combine it with sugar and carbs. I want a snack bag full of granola with me next time I go shopping, too.

    Reply

  17. #
    67
    Faith @ LovelyAsCharged — July 21, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    I don’t know how many times I’ve sat hand-to-mouth from a granola bag as well. That stuff is lethal!

    Reply

  18. #
    68
    amanda — July 21, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

    I am in absolutely in love with coconut too. There is a place in DC called Z-burger that makes a delicious Mounds shake. It seriously taste exactly like a mounds bar and being a huge coconut and dark chocolate = pure heaven for me.

    Reply

  19. #
    69
    Jackie (Peaces of Earth) — July 21, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    You had me at coconut. I seriously could not be trusted around this either. Holy yum!!

    Reply

  20. #
    70
    Pure2raw twins — July 21, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    Love coconut!!! I eat something that has coconut in it at least once day, okay maybe every meal ; )

    Reply

  21. #
    71
    Janna @ Janna's Keeping it Real — July 21, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    oh wow. WOOOOW! I’ve always had an affinity for coconut/coconut flavored items, but lately it has become an intense obsession. I think this little recipe is just what i need to fuel the obsession! hehe THANKS!

    Reply

  22. #
    72
    Amanda — July 22, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    Ha! Jersey Shore marathon. You are hilarious.

    This looks like a great recipe. Are you sure there is no way to incorporate bacon?? ;)

    Reply

  23. #
    73
    CaSaundra — July 22, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    Coconut is a flavor that I never tire of…yum!

    Reply

  24. #
    74
    Alyssa — July 22, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    I’m so mad at you for posting this…NOW I HAVE TO MAKE IT!!

    ~Alyssa

    Reply

  25. #
    75
    Rowie — July 22, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    I love reading your posts, you always make me laugh! That granola sounds so good!

    Reply

  26. #
    76
    Kat — July 22, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    That looks scrumptious!

    Reply

  27. #
    77
    Sandy — July 25, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    I didn’t have vanilla bean (doubled the extract), coconut extract (used almond instead) or coconut butter (used coconut oil) and still this granola was INSANELY good!…and I’ve never considered myself a coconut lover. Just the right amount of sweet, salt and crunch. I devoured it by myself in 2.5 days – my rationalization was swimming a mile yesterday and biking for 22 miles today to mitigate the damage to this grandma’s thighs. Problem is, my granola is GONE and I am craving MORE. Thanks for a great recipe, Jessica. I am really enjoying your humor.

    Reply

  28. #
    78
    Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes — July 25, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    Yes, I do love me some macaroons. This is out of control. And PS, your wedding cake is pretty out of control, too. Not that I expected anything less :)

    Reply

  29. #
    79
    lindsey — February 12, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    I made a batch of this yesterday and walked into the kitchen shortly after to find my husband, 4-year old son and 2-year old son shoving fistfuls of it into their mouths. I suspect I will have to make another batch today. SOOO good.

    Reply

    • Jessica — February 12th, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

      hehehe so glad it was a hit!

      Reply

  30. #
    80
    Andrea — March 3, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    I say YES to this!

    Reply

  31. #
    81
    Kelly @ livelovepasta — May 14, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    I’m about to make this granola today. It looks delicious! I was wondering what coconut butter is though. I looked it up and read that coconut oil and coconut butter are the same

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

Leave a Comment

Current day month ye@r *