Homemade Coco-Nutty Granola

I love granola.  It is fabulous on top of Greek yogurt for a hearty snack or even for a quick breakfast meal.  Granola is rich in calories so should be enjoyed in moderation.  My daughter Chelsea loves my homemade granola so I try to make a batch for her to take to NYC when she’s at college.

Homemade granola makes a nice gift too.  It is easy to make and most people enjoy homemade treats, right?

I love any type of nut or seed so I add a lot to my granola. Today, I added pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans and almonds.  Nuts and seeds are a rich source of fiber and magnesium; very heart healthy.

Making granola is easy because the ingredients are all mixed in one large bowl.I like to use coconut oil in my granola.  It adds a nice coconut flavor.

 Look how good this granola looks…

I added a bit of orange zest to the granola, just enough to infuse a little orange-y flavor. YUM!

If gifting your granola, jazz it up with a handmade tag and yarn–so…easy and so cute!

What’s your favorite food gift to give?