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The Imperfect Homemaker: Easy Homemade Granola Recipe (Plus Another Giveaway!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe (Plus Another Giveaway!)

I'm not kidding when I say this recipe is easy.  It only has 4 ingredients!  I love homemade granola, and since I've been using coconut oil in it I like it even better! 

You will need:

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup almonds (sliced or chopped)


Melt coconut oil  and honey.

Add oats and almonds and stir until coated evenly.

Spread into a thin layer on a baking sheet.

Bake at 300 degrees for 12 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

As if it weren't enough for me to give you an easy and delicious recipe, I'm also going to give one of you a gallon of  Tropical Traditions Virgin coconut oil, thanks to the kind folks from Tropical Traditions.

Here is a little more information about the coconut oil:

Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the  advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

If you place an order through any of the links in this post, you'll also receive a free copy of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Book.

To enter the giveaway, just log in to the form below with your email address or Facebook account then follow the instructions on the form. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Blogger Susy the Lamb said...

wuld use it for cleaning my stove top! i just saw an article about that and of course healthy cooking! really trying!

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Shellee said...

Everything!! Most recently in coffee and tea a la "Eat Fat Loose Fat"

April 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Sydnea said...

Cooking and lip balm

April 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

I'd love to try it out with some granola bars to see how they taste. There are so many other things totry too

April 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

I think I will try your homemade granola, but I use it all the time on my skin.

April 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger The Knapps said...

I'd love to make brownies and use it for moisturizer.

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

April 25, 2012 at 4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love coconut oil as a healthy fat! Can't wait to try granola!

April 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coconut oil is one of my new loves! Excited to learn new ways to be using it.

April 26, 2012 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Nikkie2277 said...

I am in love with coconut oil! I'm super excited to try this granola recipe!

April 27, 2012 at 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Mariana said...


April 27, 2012 at 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Cristal J said...

Love Coconut Oil, easy way to get my little ones to eat healthy

April 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

I love to cook Asian recipes with coconut oil.

April 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making granola, of course! :)

April 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Tanya Case)

April 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard it is the answer to moist my age I'm looking for that! also would love to start cooking with it.

April 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

I love coconut oil too, I'd use it for all kinds of things from cooking to skin care.

I love your granola recipe, it looks yummy and. I think I'd like to replace some of the almonds with walnuts and dehydrate it to preserve the good enzymes and oils. I also soak my nuts overnight to deactive the bad phytates.

April 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Attila & Tamara said...

I use it for, baking, skin care, etc. I love coconut oil!

April 27, 2012 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Life Made Whole said...

I would make homemade granola bars with this recipe:

April 27, 2012 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Sue D said...

I would use it to try your granola recipe. I just made a chocolate chip cookie recipe with coconut oil that was good.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

April 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I use coconut oil for everything from cooking to skin/hair care, etc. Tropical Traditions is my coconut oil of choice!

April 27, 2012 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Debi H. said...

I cook and bake with coconut oil all of the time. I also use it on my skin and in my hair!!
pizzanumber2 at yahoo dot com

April 27, 2012 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Jen S. said...

I use coconut oil for baking, skincare,and for my pets. It's wonderful.

April 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Hmmmm...I usually take a tablespoon of it every day with tea. But I have been out of stock and need to resupply. And then of course, I use it in everything!

April 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

granola (like yours but maple syrup and coconut and dried blueberries added), roasting cashews (hubbies favorite), cookies (coconut chocolate chip), dry skin . . .etc

April 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Gail Harris-Independent Consultant Lilla Rose said...

This looks great! I've tried granola recipes before, but just can't get it right! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

April 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger johnelle said...

I use coconut oil for almost everything! Love it!

April 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Panda said...

I love simplicity, and this granola recipe is that! Coconut oil ads to simplicity because it is so versatile, great in food and for beauty products too!

April 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Bizzemommie of 8 said...

I use coconut oil for anything and everything! :o) Thank you for this giveaway!

April 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

I just started using coconut oil, love it for cooking, baking, in my coffee & skin care, good stuff!

April 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I'd use it for my granola and for pancakes.

April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I love to use coconut oil for cooking and baking. I also put it in smoothies and use it for my skin.

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I would use the coconut oil for cooking, and as a moisturizer
rollerbeth at gmail dot com

April 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger GalaxyChic said...

i've used it in recipes for deodorant, granola, just plain on my hair and my baby's cradle cap (which is now gone), on my extra dry skin..lots of stuff and i've just started using it this past month..I LOVE IT

April 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just started using coconut oil and I love it!

April 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your granola recipe! I will have to try it soon. It looks amazing. I would love to try Tropical Traditions' coconut cream concentrate. They have wonderful recipes for it on their site.

I use TT's coconut oil in many of my recipes, including stir fry, black bean brownies, etc.!

April 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger KB said...

Making this today, only guava nectar instead of honey! Yum! Thanks

April 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Andrea Thomas said...

I would use coconut oil for everything if I won! Moisturizer, GRANOLA, pancakes, you name it!

April 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

switched to coconut oil about a year ago, love it!!!

April 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa G. said...

I use coconut oil in all my baking (Reece's PB Cups!) and also in our granola!

April 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I so want to try this recipe for the Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping!

April 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Emily D. said...

There are SO many uses for coconut oil! I guess my bread would be the main thing. And my hair! Lol

April 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use coconut oil for frying and baking. It's amazing for making scrambled tofu!


April 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger FireRunner2379 said...

I would definitely saute some veggies!

April 27, 2012 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I would make some vegan frosting and attempt some gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, vegan cinnamon rolls to eat with it!

April 27, 2012 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

Love this blog and this coconut oil- just did a $1500 order for my church ladies- try this chocolate recipe if you like it DARK:
1/2 c TTcoconut oil, melted
1/4 c maple syrup
1 c Gerkens Aristocrat cocoa powder
stir until smooth
Put in 4x6" container
refrigerate until firm
Lick the spatula! and pan... WELL!

April 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Tropical Traditions coconut oil. I use it for making granola bars, frying eggs, making hand moisturizer, bathing, etc, etc.

April 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would use it for just about everything! I saw the 80 uses for it, and want to try it realllllllly bad!

April 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger T Blain said...

I would certainly find some recipes for homemade products and of course incorporate into cooking!

April 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use coconut oil in everything now. Our favorite is popcorn!

April 27, 2012 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I use it for frying and baking. Would love to try the granola.W

April 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Leah said...

I would use it for baking!

April 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger BrentGetsFit said...

I use it in my coffee as well as on dry skin :)

April 28, 2012 at 5:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love to fry tortillas in it and i use it for baking.

April 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would love to try it in cooking and baking
ellenbeth1981 at

April 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger JLynne said...

I use it for cooking, as well as a cloth diaper safe rash cream on my little one.

April 29, 2012 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger BethElderton said...

So many things! Cooking mostly. It's wonderful in "green shakes" and smoothies.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

April 30, 2012 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger InezbyDesign said...

I would probably try Coconut oil in my morning protein shake and in my salads.

April 30, 2012 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Jocelyn said...

I would love to try it for so many things! Cooking specifically, and for my son's sensitive skin to see if it can help clear up his reactions to things!

April 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would use it for cooking mostly but also home remedies like skin and hair treatments!!

May 2, 2012 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Patrice said...

I'll use this mostly for baking.

May 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger MamaHunfy said...

I'd use it for making raw desserts!

Vashti M

May 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Miss Sarah said...

I subscribe to their e-mails with a different e-mail than the one I used on the Rafflecopter form. I'm subscribe with the e-mail joyfullysewn at gmail dot com not pennies.points.prizes at gmail dot com.

May 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Miss Sarah said...

I would definitely use this for cooking and baking. I'm learning to substitute coconut oil for other oils in my cooking.

Thanks for the giveaway!

May 6, 2012 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I would use it in my cookies.

May 7, 2012 at 6:05 PM  

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