Carrot Cake Granola

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Easter

Bunnies

Carrots

Carrot Cake

this has been the theme in blogland,

and while I am not a fan of cake,

I am a fan of carrot cake.

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In fact, I love carrot cake.

SO… I have been dreaming of carrot cake for weeks now.

I’d really like to be eating carrot cake.

But then, every time I walk into a store,

I am reminded

over

and

over again…

gasp

it’s bathing suit season

how can I possibly enjoy my cake with this little bit of info swirling about my head.

 

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I thought I would trick myself with granola

that tastes like carrot cake,

because unless the

muumuu becomes fashionable,

I don’t see much cake in my near future!

#ohmygoodness #notreadyforbathingsuitseason

 

Carrot Cake Granola

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  • combine the oats, coconut, and carrots and set aside
  • in a small saucepan combine the oil, syrup, and brown sugar
  • bring to a boil over med. heat
  • once melted, stir in the vanilla and spices
  • pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients
  • mix until thoroughly combined
  • spread on a parchment lined baking sheet
  • bake @325 for 30 minutes
  • stir the granola, and return to the oven for 15 minutes longer
  • watch for burning
  • once completely cool, you can add in raisin/nuts{optional}
  • store in an airtight container
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Enjoy!

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who knew that carrots for breakfast would be SO good:)


Comments

  1. says

    My plan is to stay as far away from the water as possible…that way I don’t have to put on a swimsuit. I eat way too many sweets to even think about swim suit season…can I join you for that bowl of ice cream with a side of tears? The granola looks awesome. I love carrot cake so I know I would absolutely puffy heart love this granola!!!

  2. says

    Great pictures Heather! You had to go and remind us of bathing suit season! I’ve been trying to live in a bubble as far as that goes. I pretend don’t see them at Target! This is some of the best granola Heather!

  3. says

    Oh my gosh, this is so creative! I love carrot cake, but carrot cake granola?? So fun!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  4. Lauren says

    Just wondering if you know how long this receipe will keep after it’s made. Do you need to keep it refridgerated? I assume it should be kept in an air tight container as well?

  5. Ali says

    This is baking in the oven right now and smells divine! We’ll be adding a few yogurt-covered raisins in place of cream cheese frosting. =)

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