Coconut MoFolasses Granola

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This granola is still my favorite recipe for the crunchy stuff, and a good way to get rid of the many packages of coconut flakes that might have taken control of your pantry, too.
The original version is here, but I prefer it to be a bit milder in molasses, so I tweaked it to my liking.

Coconut Molasses Granola:

3 cups (240 g) old-fashioned oats
1 to 1 1/2 cups (112 to 168 g) lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts
1 to 1 1/2 cups (80 to 120 g) unsweetened flaked coconut
2 tablespoons (44 g) mild-flavored molasses
1/2 cup (110 g) packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
3 tablespoons (45 ml) vegetable or peanut oil

Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C, or gas mark 3). Mix oats, peanuts and coconut in a large bowl. Combine molasses, brown sugar, water and oil in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour hot molasses mixture over oat mixture, and stir to coat. Transfer into a large baking tray. Make sure the preparation is evenly placed in the tray so that it bakes evenly.

Bake granola 10 minutes, remove from oven and stir. Bake another 10 minutes, until deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool in the tray, stirring occasionally. Transfer into an airtight container once completely cooled. Will keep well at room temperature for up to a week, longer if stored in the fridge.

Adapted from here.

Yield: About 6 cups

  • jd says:

    I’ve been compiling granola recipes for what feels like 100 years.

    This one just went to the top of my list.

  • Ashlae says:

    Thank goodness! Now I can stop eating my granola and eat yours. I know I have a bag of coconut flake around here somewhere..

  • Josiane says:

    Your timing is perfect, as I really need to make myself a batch of granola. And I was kind of craving molasses cookies yesterday – satisfying that craving through granola sounds great! Ooooh, even better: adding molasses granola to a batch of molasses cookies – yes! Thanks sweetie for solving everything at once with that recipe!

  • Is there such a thing as Mofo burnout? Because I feel like it’s slowly kicking in.
    I’ve only ever used flaked coconut to make bacon, I have no bloody idea why I never thought to put it in granola before. I like how basic, yet unique this granola is.

    • Celine says:

      +1 to burnout. where did our stamina go?
      and funny you should mention coconut bacon, it was the exact reason why I bought so many bags of flakes.