Maple Coconut Granola

This delicious Maple Coconut Granola is full of healthy, clean ingredients, and is so easy to prepare. Pair it with milk for a yummy bowl of homemade cereal, sprinkle it on top of your yogurt, or simply eat it by the handful!

Belle of the Kitchen | Maple Coconut Granola

So we had a couple of hurricanes drop by the islands over the weekend. I mentioned the hurricane hysteria that was going on around here when I posted my Pepperoni Pizza Dip a few days ago, and it seems that all that water hoarding that was taking place ended up being all for nothing. The Big Island did get hit and sustain some damage. Some folks there are actually still without power. Here on Oahu though? Well, I’ve seen way worse storms than what Iselle gave us. In a weird way, I was a little disappointed!

Belle of the Kitchen | Maple Coconut Granola

The nice thing about being cooped up with a storm going on outside, is that I had the chance to whip up some Maple Coconut Granola. I’ve had the idea for this in my head for a few weeks, because I’ve wanted to start making homemade cereal. I’ve really cut back on the cereal that I buy from the store because I’m just not crazy about all those strange ingredients so many store-bought cereals contain, even the organic or more natural ones. I also love putting granola on my yogurt, but it’s very hard to find a certified peanut-free version that is safe for our son.

Belle of the Kitchen | Maple Coconut Granola

I decided it was time to create my own, and y’all I am SO excited with how this turned out! Our kitchen smelled absolutely amazing, and I had a very difficult time not devouring the entire bowl of granola before it even had a chance to go in the oven. It was really, truly THAT good.

Belle of the Kitchen | Maple Coconut Granola

Next time I’m going to add in some raisins! What are some ways that you enjoy eating granola? Share some of your ideas with me, I’d love to hear them! :)

Maple Coconut Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (could also use gluten-free oats)
  • 3/4 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine oats, almonds, flaked coconut, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a microwaveable bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Microwave on high for about 20-30 seconds, until coconut oil is melted. Stir ingredients with a spoon, then pour over the top of oat mixture.
  4. Stir all ingredients, making sure to coat oat mixture evenly.
  5. Spread granola in an even layer on a large cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice during baking.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Granola will crisp up as it cools. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
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    • Ashlyn says

      Thanks Jaren! I’m glad they weren’t too bad either. I guess now I have my stash ready for the next one at least. ;)

    • Ashlyn says

      Thanks Thalia! I think I need to check out your granola recipe stash! But hey, granola is a good thing to have lots of recipes for. It’s so good and versatile! :)

  1. says

    I have been making granola a lot lately as one of my sons discovered he loves it and sometimes eats it twice a day. I am going to have to try this recipe. I am using one now made with honey and cashews as well as almonds – but no maple syrup. This will be a nice change from the one we are currently eating.

    • Ashlyn says

      Your recipe sounds delicious with honey and cashews, Kimberlee! I was originally going to try this with honey but then decided to test out the mix of maple and coconut and really loved it! How great that your son is a granola lover! Such a good and healthy snack choice. :)

  2. says

    I would just love your Maple Coconut Granola, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. says

    So happy to hear you were spared any bad weather. I have only made granola once, and I loved it, not sure why I don’t make it more. I will have to try your recipe soon. Thank you for linking up at Party in Your PJs.

  4. says

    Pinned this amazingness! :-) I love homemade granola and I agree, I am not crazy about the strange things in cereal! This looks so good, I have to make it this morning :-) Love how you used coconut oil! Glad you are safe and hope that you are doing great!
    Cathy

  5. says

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe at the Say G’day Saturday Linky Party. I just shared this on Pinterest.

    Hope you can join us again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. says

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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