Chunky Coconut Granola

chunky coconut granola on a gold pan

This Chunky Coconut Granola is made with no refined sugar and coconut goodness! With its huge chunks and subtle sweetness it will be hard to stick to the serving size with this batch of granola!

Y’all, I have a confession to make. I’m a granola-holic. There. I said it. I kid you not, I could easily eat an entire bag of granola in one sitting. It’s such an easy thing to snack on. Those little hunks of delicious crisped up oatmeal just call out to me from my pantry! And I have to respond. Whether it’s with my hand in the bag, pouring it onto yogurt, or eating it with milk as cereal. I will take granola every which way.

But have you ever noticed that the GOOD granola is kind of expensive? The kind with just a handful of ingredients in the store usually rings up around 8 dollars per bag. And if you’re anything like me, my wallet is screaming just thinking about it considering how EASY it is to make your own granola. In the Fall and Winter, my favorite granola to make is my Holiday Spice Granola. It’s filled with nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice and all the cozy things. 

However, now that it’s Summer, this Chunky Coconut Granola is 100 percent the love of my life right now. Let tell you why:

  • it’s so super crunchy
  • only slighty sweet thanks to some unrefined sugar goodness
  • it breaks off into these huge chunks that are the perfect bite size companion
  • makes my house smell like a candle

That’s why I have been absolutely loving my life these few days. Somehow every time I’m feeling slightly hungry, I find my hand in the mason jar that is holding the granola. I even walked into the kitchen the other morning to find my husband randomly eating a bowl of it at like, 5:30 AM. I kid you not, this stuff is legit!

chunky coconut granola on pan

So, let’s get down to the details so you can make it ASAP! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • rolled oats
  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • coconut sugar
  • sea salt (because you know i’m all about the salty sweet life)
  • coconut oil
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped almonds (optional, but they add an awesome extra crunch!)
  • cinnamon

See?! So easy! And I wasn’t kidding above when I said it makes your house smell like a straight up maple syrup-y coconut candle. I was feeling ALL of the Fall vibes. How many days again is it till Fall? Asking for a friend.

chunky coconut granola in a gold spoon

The coconut oil, unsweetened coconut flakes and the coconut sugar really meld together to give this granola a solid coconut flavor. It definitely gives it a tropical feel. If you like dried fruit in your granola, I think a great addition to this would be dried mango or pineapple!

chunky coconut granola in a bowl with milk

The best part about this recipe? It makes a huge batch! So you can eat it for breakfasts everyday. Or sneak some every couple hours. Share it with others. Or don’t! Sorry, I can be selfish when it comes to good granola. Hope you enjoy! Xo. 

Chunky Coconut Granola

This Chunky Coconut Granola is made with no refined sugar and coconut goodness! With its huge chunks and subtle sweetness it will be hard to stick to the serving size with this batch of granola!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chunky granola, coconut granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 212 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional but add a great crunch)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients above in a large bowl until combined. Pour it onto a baking sheet and spread it out thinly. 

  2. Bake for 15 minutes. Check the granola but Do NOT mix it while in the oven. This will make the granola lose the chunks. 

  3. Turn up the heat to 325 and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. It should come out of the oven as one large sheet of granola. Once done, let the granola cool - still not mixing it. Once cooled slightly, break it into large chunks. Enjoy! Shelf life: around 1 week.

 

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