Carrot Cake Granola

 

carrot-cake-granola

 

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.

 

granola-bowl

 

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
http://www.wellfloured.com/carrot-cake-granola/

 

Enjoy!

carrot cake granola

 

 

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