I’m so doing the Friday dance.

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Granted my Friday dance is probably different than yours and consists of blasting something ridiculous like Kenny Loggins (however, the amount of times I’ve listened to Thrift Shop in the last week is embarrassing and also, age appropriate. sorta.) but that’s okay. We can bond over snacks. 

Like this granola. !!!!!

I know. I’ve been overzealous with the exclamation points lately and it’s consuming me. I have good reason here though.

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[Don’t mind my little pink measuring spoon that looks like the end was chewed off. I didn’t get hungry and take a bite.

It had a war with the garbage disposal.

And lost.]

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You guys know I make plenty of recipes with coconut oil, but in real life I consume a whole ton of coconut butter. Coconut butter is the oil AND the flesh (ew) of the coconut, and it’s intensely perfect. Butter is the perfect word. I’ve been hesitant to use it frequently when sharing recipes with you… my invisible internet friends, because it can be difficult to find and also costs an arm and a leg. More like an arm and two legs.


You can make your own, so I feel that warrants a delicious recipe where coconut butter is the star. Plus, it’s GRANOLA. It’s, like, super healthy so you can eat a boatload of it. Health food = win.

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This is my current favorite omg-I’m-starving snack. It’s so flavorful and chewy but crisp at the same time, if that makes sense. I’ve been grabbing it by the handful way too often, and now that I’ve said that out loud I realize I need to find another home for it. You know, other than my kitchen counter.

Oh and I really wanted to add sprinkles because I am a child.

But I resisted.

I’m growing up.

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Coconut Butter Granola

Yield: makes about 4 cups of granola

Total Time: 1.5 hours (includes cooling time)


2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds (mine were Trader Joe's honey roasted!)
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil (measured solid)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, coconut, flaxseed and salt. Stir well and set aside. Heat a small saucepan over low heat and add honey, coconut butter, coconut oil, butter, vanilla bean paste and vanilla extract. Stir until mixture is totally melted and combined. Remove from heat and pour over the oat mixture, stirring with a large spoon until the entire thing is equally moistened. Spread evenly on the baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 10 minutes, toss and then bake for 10 minutes more. Toss again, then bake for about 10 more minutes, stirring every 3 minutes or so until the mixture is golden.

Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for about an hour. After the hour the granola should be hardened - this is when you can break it into clumps and pieces. Eat as desired. Store in an airtight container - this stays good for a week or two!

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I like it.

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81 Responses to “Coconut Butter Granola.”

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    Julie — March 9, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    I loved the taste of this granola….
    The coconut butter is so divine!!!

    thanks for this…


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    Nina — March 14, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    just made this and LOVED it. I also added 1/3 cup of chia seeds to the dry mix yuuuuumm, by far the best granola recipe I ever tried! :)))


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    http://fastcereal.info/ — March 16, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    What’s up, I read your new stuff on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep up the good work!


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    Sarah B — March 25, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    Thanks for this divine recipe! I kept tasting all the yummy ingredients as I added them – so full of wonderful flavors! Now I can have my “cereal” tomorrow morning. :)


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    Healthy Granola — May 7, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Good post. Different ingredients can lead to vastly different tastes when it comes to granola. Thanks for sharing.


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    Rosemary — May 24, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    I love this recipe! Just put my second batch in the oven after running out of the first batch yesterday, and this time I added some broken pecans (to equal a cup when combined with my shredded coconut, of which i had slightly less than 3/4 cup on hand…), plus chia seeds and buckwheat groats. Yum, best granola ever! Thank you so much for sharing! :)


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    Amanda — June 6, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    The whole family love this, I’m making about a batch a week to keep up with the demand!


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    Alice — September 27, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    The last batch I made, I added dried mangos and dried blueberries at the end. My husband works out of town so I sent a bag with him. The guys that borrowed his truck ate some and requested he leave it with them. They said it was the best they ever tasted ! Thank you for the recipe!


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    Mackenzie — November 3, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    I make this about once a week with macadamia nuts, mango, and white chocolate and it’s absolutely divine! Thanks for the recipe!


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    Melanie — May 9, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    I just made this…it is so delicious. Definitely my favorite granola recipe ever.



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