Coconut Yogurt & Paleo Nuts Granola Mariel Lewis June 14, 2012 Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Paleo-Vegan, Soy Free, Treats, Vegan, Vegetarian 9 Comments My mom loves granola, so naturally, I love granola. I like a lot of things my mom likes. I want to be like her when I grow up ;). When I was little I remember loving all her perfumes, all the foods she ate, all the accessories she wore, and all the places she went. I’m glad I had such a great influence growing up. I love my momma. She is perfect in my eyes. Being 100% Paleo, I miss my granola-yogurt-fruit combo I used to have at least once a day. Especially this amazing cookie-tasting granola from Riobamba-Ecuador I ate. Mom and I used to scarf it down like mad men (speaking of mad men, have you seen the show? My hubby and I are hooked!). We used to buy literally 15 bags of this granola at the store, just to have a decent back up at home. We specifically went to that store JUST for the granola. Nothing else. You can already tell how in love we were with it. The label read organic, but the bag didn’t have an ingredient list or anything…just the calorie count and nutritional value, which I don’t even want to talk about. All I can say about that is that we probably should’ve stayed away from it! The Ecuadorian granola seemed to have coconut flakes, raisins, and delicious honey infused baked oats. I brought 25 bags of granola back with me to Boise and I've already ran out (LONG time ago! They lasted a month). Good thing. I couldn’t have them anymore anyway…not Paleo approved. The other day I was craving a “healthy bowl” (what I've named my yogurt-granola-fruit combo) and I needed to do something about it. I was determined to find a “Paleo way”. This is what I came up with... Get the full recipe here! 9 Responses Bonnie June 14, 2012 I seriously can’t think of anything that ounces more refreshing than this right now. MUST. MAKE. Sheila January 3, 2013 Riobamba, Ecuador? I’ve been there. Ecuador is beautiful. I just dropped by, checking out your website. I’m checking out Paleo, just learned of it a couple months ago. BTW, Loving your website, looks extremely helpful!! Mariel Lewis January 4, 2013 I am from Quito – Ecuador! But I’ve been in Riobamba as well! I live it there :). Welcome to Amazing Paleo, Sheila. Hope you have fun cooking/baking some of my recipes Laura March 4, 2013 First, your blog helped me a lot! (I’m new to paleo) My question: is this recipe meant for 1 or 2 persons? `Cause one can full fat coconut milk has around 800 (!) calories and unless you are not an athlete it might be too much?? Wouldn’t be 1/2 can filling enough? Mariel Lewis March 4, 2013 Hi Laura! Great question. Yes, canned coconut milk has a lot of fat…so, 1/2 cup would be more than enough for 1 person. Stephanie Smith March 10, 2013 I have just made the switch to Paleo, and it’s changed my life! But I have been missing my yogurt and granola, but no more! Thank you for posting this! I have a feeling that come Summer time, this will be my go-to breakfast! Melanee July 2, 2013 Have you tried crumbling up one of your paleo granola bars in this yogurt? I bet it would be great! Mariel Lewis July 9, 2013 Yes. Great minds think alike. 😉 What I do is I slice some bananas in a bowl, put almond butter on each banana slice, add some almond milk and crumble my granola on top. It’s such a treat! GiryaGirl January 9, 2014 Has anyone tried to make a cultured version of this? I used to make dairy yogurt at home using starter and the directions from Alton Brown (weird, but they worked), but would be very curious to try it with coconut milk too!