Thursday, June 11, 2015

Red, White and Blue Granola: Happiest, Healthiest Start to Your Fourth

I'm excited to get to be a part of a great group of bloggers this year for our second annual Red, White & Blue Blog Hop. Here, you'll find over 100 Red, White & Blue themed crafts, recipes and decor ideas - everything you need for a festive, fun summer celebration!

My own idea was inspired by my family's current obsession with this homemade coconut granola. I tend to make a batch at least once every other week, and thought it would be fun to add a festive touch for a happy, healthy start to your Fourth of July!

What is the Fourth of July without a big family cookout, plates piled high with burgers and potato salad and baked beans? And don't even get me started on the dessert table, with piles of pies and layers of cake and tasty treats to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. mouth is watering just thinking of firing up the grill!

Since I know we'll all be indulging throughout the day, I thought, why not come up with a healthy, festive start for our day. My family loves this natural, tasty granola recipe, which only uses five ingredients. Add some blueberries and star-shaped strawberries, and you've got a fabulous, patriotic breakfast to serve your clan before the festivities begin!

I free handed these star-shaped strawberries by cutting two horizontal layers, and then edging out triangles on each corner. You could also grab a small star cookie cutter to do the trick!

To make this simple, healthy, oh-so-tasty Coconut Granola, follow the link here. You'll just need five ingredients, a few minutes for mixing and about 25 minutes for baking. I like making a double-batch, then storing it in a mason jar. It should stay fresh for a week or so, but who can leave homemade granola uneaten for that long anyway?! Enjoy!

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  1. oh dear, this granola looks SO great. I need to try it out. thanks!

  2. Thanks, Kiki! Let me know how it turns out!!

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