Chunky Coconut Granola

spoon on sheet pan with 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!

This recipe was originally published in July 2018 – I’ve since updated the photos and added additional blog content. Enjoy! 

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 chunks 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. 

granola in jar with spoon

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. 

Especially this Chunky Coconut Granola which is 100 percent the love of my life right now. 

Why You’ll Love This Granola:

First off – it’s so super crunchy. Each bite is a crunchy, delightful and delicious morsel. 

It’s not overly sweet – just slightly thanks to some coconut sugar and pure maple syrup! These combined make the BEST sugar combo. 

Each bite breaks off into these huge chunks that are the perfect bite size companion. 

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! 

wooden spoon on sheet pan with baked granola

It makes my house smell like a delicious candle. Seriously, who needs candles when you love to bake, am I right?!

 Oh and lastly, did I mention it’s one bowl baking?! YUP. Easy peasy coconut squeezy!

So, let’s get down to the details so you can make it ASAP! 

Ingredients You Need:

  • Rolled oats 
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes 
  • Coconut sugar 
  • Sea salt (because you know i’m all about the salty sweet life) 
  • Melted Coconut oil 
  • Maple syrup 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Chopped almonds (optional, but they add an awesome extra crunch!) 
  • Cinnamon 

Best Granola Making Tips: 

Begin by preheating your oven! This recipe calls for you to preheat it to 300 degrees. Make sure it’s adequately warmed up before you start baking! I’ve been guilty of not waiting before but I highly recommend you do! 😉 

Grab a large bowl and all of your ingredients. 

granola ingredients in glass bowl

And from here it’s pretty simple – you literally just combine all of the above ingredients into the bowl until easily combined. 

Grab a large sheet pan and spread the granola mixture evenly onto the pan. 

Put it into the oven and let it cook for about 15 minutes or so. 

Get ready for your house to smell AMAZING. 

Once the 15 minutes is up, turn up the heat on the oven to 325 degrees. You can check the granola but DON’T mix it or else you will end up losing the chunks! 

Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes and if you want extra color on it, pop it on broil for 1-2 minutes, watching very carefully! 

before and after shots of baking granola on sheet pan

Remove from the oven and let it cool – once again, refrain from mixing it! 

Once it’s cooled, it should easily break into small and large chunks. 

The best part about this recipe? It makes a huge batch! So you can eat it for breakfast 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 😉 

granola in bowl with spoon and milk

Eat by the handful, with milk, on yogurt…whatever floats your boat! Enjoy! 

Storing Granola: 

I love to grab a mason jar and store it at room temperature for up to a week or so..but let’s be honest, it never lasts that long! 

Did you like this recipe? Here are some other granola recipes you might like: 

Vanilla Almond Granola 

Chocolate Coffee Granola 

Maple French Toast Granola 

White Chocolate Blueberry Granola 

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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
Author Haylie


  • 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)


  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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