Do you love toasty coconut? And granola? Then you'll love this suggestion from Melissa Clark: make your granola with coconut oil! Virgin coconut oil not only has a number of health benefits, it also lends a warm, nutty flavor to granola. Clark shares her recipe for Double Coconut Granola in her newest cookbook, Cook This Now. It's basically a tweaked version of her addictive olive oil granola recipe, using melted coconut oil in place of the olive oil and a different assortment of nuts and dried fruit, with coconut chips providing the other hit of toasty coconut flavor.
But you don't have to stick to her recipe to enjoy this combination; try replacing the oil in your favorite granola recipe with melted coconut oil and see how you like it.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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