To make my delicious Piña Colada Cake, I used 6 tbsp coconut milk. Which I had some coconut milk to use.
The day after making my delicious Piña Colada Cake, I added the last handful of Mamalade Granola to my bowl of cereal.
Are you good in math?
Coconut milk to use + no granola = let’s create a new granola recipe!
Adaptation of Coconut Granola, AllRecipes
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup spelt flakes (or more rolled oats)
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 2 tbsp flax seeds, grounded
- 1/3 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat)
- 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
- 3 tbsp almond butter
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 3/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. Combine all the wet ingredients, except the vanilla, in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until it comes to a boil. Reduce to medium-low and simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pour on dry ingredients. Stir until well coated.
Spread evenly on baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring after 10.
Let cool on baking sheets, it will clump up and harden. Then, transfer to a large bowl and stir in add-ins. Store in an air-tight container.
Makes about 7 cups
This granola is amazing! The flavors are perfect with each other. The coconut & almond taste is delicious but subtle and sweet enough to fit the tart dried cherries.
I also used spelt flakes that I found at the supermarket a couple weeks ago.
They are similar to rolled oats (and made the same way) and they had other grains, like kamut and barley. Raw, they have a great nutty taste but they didn’t do much in the granola so you can use only rolled oats without changing anything else.
Spelt flakes also have a lot more protein!
Oats (1/2 cup): 150 calories, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein
Spelt flakes (1/2 cup): 180 calories, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein
I decided to try them for breakfast and make oatmeal speltmeal!
1/3 cup spelt flakes, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup water, 1 apple, cinnamon & brown sugar.
Verdict: not that good.
I was really looking forward to trying speltmeal but the taste was weird. Not the same nutty taste they have raw. I think they just taste too much. I like oatmeal because you pretty much only taste your add-ins!
The texture was great though, a little more chewy than oats since the flakes were bigger.
I’ll use the spelt flakes in my recipes and try kamutmeal next time ;-).
Have a great weekend!