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Healthy Granola Recipe with Coconut

My healthy granola recipe is made with coconut oil, two types of coconut and almonds. It is good enough to eat on its own, which I do fairly often, but I love it sprinkled on top of yogurt for a little crunch. This granola will last for weeks or even months in an airtight container, but I guarantee it will disappear before you have a chance to find out.sheet pan with coconut almond granola

Healthy Granola Recipe
 

There is no comparison between homemade and store-bought granola.  If you’ve never made your own healthy granola before, this is a great place to start. The recipe is very easy and made with ingredients most of us already have in the pantry.

Healthy Granola Recipe with Coconut

Granola is nothing new or exciting, but I find that most store-bought granola is much too sweet.  Have you ever turned that package over and looked at how much sugar is in that granola? It’s as much as some candy bars, and if I’m going to eat that much sugar, it’s not going to be for breakfast.

healthy coconut granola in mason jar
Triple Coconut Granola

I’m saving that for dessert. That’s why making your own healthy granola is a better option.  You can control the amount of sugar, or in this case, honey, that you use.  Another issue I have is that it just tastes flat, if you know what I mean.  It needs a little something and usually that something is salt.  Salt helps to balance out the honey and gives it a bit of a flavor boost.

How to make coconut granola

coconut granola on sheet pan

Healthy Granola Recipe
 

Making granola is super easy. I wrote a post a few weeks ago for a Fruit and Nut Granola. In that post, I talked about what oats you should use for granola, how long granola keep or stay fresh, how much is in a serving, etc.  If you’re new to the granola game, check out that post. There is quite a bit of good information there about making your own healthy granola.

granola in bowl with spoon

The basics are this: Mix everything up in a bowl, toast in the oven, give a little stir around, toast a little more and eat it. How’s that for easy?  Did I mention the cost? Oh yeah, this is where it gets good. So, you’re craving some delicious, crunchy granola, right?

You go to the store, you pick up a bag and they want you to pay $7 for not even a pound of granola. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s expensive.  I haven’t priced this out by the pound, but I promise you it’s nowhere near that.

Healthy Granola Recipe for Breakfast

Like most people, I eat yogurt for breakfast sometimes. Let’s be honest, though, yogurt by itself isn’t holding me until lunchtime. Somewhere around the 10 o’clock hour, I’m going to get a bit unpleasant.

bowl of granola with red napkin
Triple Coconut Granola

The hunger is starting to set in and if I don’t get food, it’s not going to good for anyone. A sprinkling of granola fixes that problem. It provides me with enough to keep me feeling satisfied much longer than I would without it.

Healthy Granola Recipe with Coconut Oil

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Healthy Granola Recipe

When I make granola, I normally use a bit of a neutral flavor oil. But with this triple coconut granola, I really wanted to amp up the coconut flavor. The coconut oil gives this granola a fragrant, tropical feel which I really like. If you don’t have coconut oil and you don’t want to buy it, use canola oil. It won’t be quite as coconut-y, but it will still be delicious.

Triple Coconut Granola

If I like something, I really like it. I’ve told you this before, I know, but it bears repeating.  That’s how I came to make TRIPLE coconut granola. Because one kind of coconut just wasn’t enough.  I had shredded coconut left over from the Coconut Bread that I made and I wanted to use it up.

triple coconut granola in mason jar
Triple Coconut Granola

But, I really, really wanted those big, gorgeous coconut chips in here. So, off to the store I went. I have a big jug of coconut oil in the pantry, so I already had everything I needed except for one ingredient.  You might have everything too and if all your missing is the coconut flakes and you don’t feel like going to the store, don’t. It’ll be fine.

However, if you’re like me and those big pieces of coconut are calling your name, get ready, because you’re in for a treat.

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Yield: 30 servings

Healthy Granola Recipe

triple coconut granola in mason jar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats, (not instant)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut chips, unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine oats, almonds, coconut and salt in a large bowl. Add oil, then honey to a 1 cup measure and pour over mixture. Oil will prevent honey from sticking and it will all pour out easily. Stir to evenly coat oat mixture.
  3. Bake, stirring halfway through, for approximately 25 - 30 minutes until mixture is golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool, stir occasionally to break up big chunks, if desired.
  5. Once granola is cooled, store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Saturated Fat: 7gSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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