Mounds Granola Cereal

8:59:00 PM

My favorite candy bars are Mounds and Almond Joy. I could almost eat them for breakfast....almost. But I try to be healthy for breakfast--and it has to be quick. I have found that most store bought cereals are too sweet for me. But there's still  that craving for chocolate-coconutty (that's a word because I say so!) goodness of those candy bars. So I have developed this version of granola--based on those super yummy candy bars!

If you want something a little on the lighter side--you know, even healthier for breakfast, you can go lighter on the sweetener or the oil.



Mounds (or Almond Joy!) Granola

Preheat oven to 350

Combine the following dry ingredients until you have 8 cups:

6 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/4-1/2 cup each of any of the following based on your preference/dietary concerns: wheat germ, any type of flour (soy, rice, whole wheat), cornmeal, any type of nut, any type of seed)

add 2 heaping tablespoons of baking cocoa

Mix the following wet ingredients separately:
3/4 cup vegetable oil (keep the variety neutral/mild tasting)
3/4 cup sweetener (honey, corn syrup, or brown sugar)


Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.



Bake for 30-40 minutes in a non-stick 9x13 cake pan, stirring every 10-15 minutes. You know it's done when the oats are golden brown. Allow to cool.



Serve with milk or yogurt. Enjoy some chocolate-coconutty goodness for breakfast--and it's super filling and you know exactly what's in it, unlike those fruit loops....






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13 comments

  1. Terrific recipe, thanks! Love granola. I found you through the MadeInADay Blog Hop. Looking forward to staying connected! Just liked your FB page.

    Best regards,
    Donna

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  2. I love granola! Always keeping an eye out for new recipes. Visiting from Six Sisters'...

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  3. Oops! I just drooled on the keyboard. I love almond joy, and I can't wait to try this recipe. I would love for you to share it at Snips & Spice Sunday Slice.

    Malory
    http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/2012/07/sunday-slice-its-party-5.html

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  4. This looks yummy! I think I might try it with coconut oil to layer that yummy coconut flavour!

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  5. I LOVE homemade granola, I dont' make it often enough. Probably because I don't really eat it for breakfast with milk as I should, I just snack on it all day! I love this recipe, I am excited to give it a try!

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  6. thanks for the yummy granola!!! Can't wait to make!!!

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  7. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from One Creative Weekend. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. Hi Rachel, Love that this has just a few ingredients! Looks yummy! Pinned immediately.
    Found you through One Creative Mommy, I linked up a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie:)
    Thanks, Di{CookTheTV}

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  9. That looks healthy and perfect for breakfast:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB and Pinterest).

    The Quiet Mom blogging @ How to Cook Fresh Artichoke Recipe

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  10. Holy yum! I love mounds.. and granola! Im going shopping just so I can try this ASAP!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Financial Friday last week! I hope to see ya there tomorrow at 7!

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  11. Yum! Granola is the best, and I prefer the sweet to the cinnamon flavor. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend!

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  12. This looks delightful! A must try for sure!

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  13. Those are my two favorite candy bars also!! I'll have to try this granola
    for sure!! Thanks!!

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