Coconut Granola….Homemade Coconut Granola in fact is on Sweet Caramel Sunday! With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, your breakfasts.
This is a fantastic crunchy granola recipe.
What is the difference between Granola and Museli?
How was your Christmas? Fabulous, I hope! I wanted my 1st post Christmas recipe to be one that inspires good health and nutrition as I think we all feel a bit like we have been non-stop eating for a few indulgent days!
For ages now, I have been regularly having a kombucha and a yoghurt with granola for breakfast once a week. When I looked more closely at the ingredients I realised that I could whip up my own granola in no time at all with ingredients that I love! Of course as soon as I did that, I had to share it with you!!
In Australia we tend to call granola ‘museli‘. There are heaps of versions like toasted museli and museli that has dried fruit bits in them. I don’t absolutely love those ones though, so in creating this recipe, I wanted to start with my all time favourite nuts and get creative from there.
The best thing about this homemade coconut granola recipe is that I put a pinch of cinnamon in there and then the house smells amazing when you are cooking it!!
Trust me, with a jar of this in your pantry, your breakfasts will be sorted for weeks!
Homemade Coconut Granola questions answered:
About the recipe:
- This is the PERFECT granola for an everyday breakfast
- The recipe is VEGETARIAN (you could substitute agave syrup for the honey to make it VEGAN)
- We base the recipe on a toasted granola, but leave the coconut till the very last minute so it keeps its natural colour and flavour
- There is no egg, dairy or cheese in the recipe
To answer your questions:
- The granola is best served fresh from the oven!
- I recommend serving it with yoghurt or milk
- The recipe involves using just one bowl!!
- This is a SUPER EASY dish to pull together
Let’s whip up this dish together…here is how to make our Homemade Coconut Granola with step by step photos:
I prefer to add the coconut after the rest of the granola has begun toasting as it keeps it’s pretty white colour and delicious taste!
How to Serve Coconut Granola
You may want to stand and eat the granola fresh from the oven and I get that….it is SO GOOD!! But a serving suggestion is using it to top fresh yoghurt or adding it to a bowl with some milk….both ways taste FABULOUS!!
If the neighbours come a knocking, it is because the smell wafting from your oven drew them in, trust me, it is delicious!
Homemade Coconut Granola
Homemade Coconut Granola
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup natural almonds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Homemade Coconut Granola
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C. Line a baking tray with paper.
- Add oats, almonds, sunflower seeds and pepitas to a mixing bowl and stir to combine
- Add cinnamon and coconut oil, stir again
- Add honey and mix till the mixture is consistency sticky
- Tip granola onto the baking paper and bake for 5 minutes
- Remove from oven and top with coconut flakes
- Return tray to oven for 3 minutes
- Serve with yoghurt or milk
- I use rolled oats as they are much better for you than quick oats
- For a VEGAN option, use agave syrup instead of honey for the sweetener and coconut yoghurt or almond milk as the ingredient to add it to
- The coconut will toast VERY QUICKLY so keep an eye on the oven during this time. As soon as it starts to turn a light brown shade, remove the tray from the oven and the heat will continue to cook it for a further couple of minutes
- If you like really toasted coconut you can add it at the beginning. But it will turned brown and won't have the same flavour to it. Most store bought granolas with coconut cook it all at the same time
- The granola is best stored in an air-tight storage container in the pantry, or in small ziplock bags in the freezer
- Nutritional Information: 150 calories per serving with 20 servings from the total recipe listed here (Source: Nutrifox)
If you have any questions about the recipes
As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have questions about my recipes, I am usually hanging out here, so it shouldn’t take you too long to get a reply from me.
If you are still in ‘Christmas mode’ and are not quite ready for the healthier eating of usual, then there are some more indulgent recipes which can be found in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes. You will find ideas such as Crispy Smashed Potatoes and Baked Chicken Meatballs, enjoy the good food whilst you can!!
Part of my Christmas was spent up the Sunshine Coast with family, where it is home away from home. We rode adult scooters and had lots of fun 🙂 🙂 I am still contemplating buying one, so stay tuned for the next post and I will let you know if I did or not. Hope Santa spoilt you rotten.
Thanks as always for coming and staying to read.
P.S Tonks was delighted with his toy which was his Christmas present and he now wants to play with it ALL THE TIME!!