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Chunky Maple Coconut Granola

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Chunky Maple Coconut Granola is chock full of oats, dried fruits, and nuts and sweetened with honey and maple syrup for an outstanding breakfast or brunch!

Chunky Maple Coconut Granola in a white ceramic bowl

Chunky Maple Coconut Granola

Every once in a while I succumb to my cravings. Since I am the sole granola fan in our household, I hold off for as long as I can before mixing up a tempting batch. It wouldn’t be so bad if I’d pour a half cup into a cereal bowl, douse it with milk and have my breakfast. But, nooooooo, I fill my bowl to the brim and after gobbling every morsel, I snack from the container

This week, I tried a new recipe from Sara Foster. This Chunky Maple Coconut Granola is sweetened with the aforementioned maple syrup and also honey, plus it is chock full of goodies like sliced almonds and a plethora of dried fruit.

Chunky Maple Coconut Granola viewed from above in a white bowl over a red and white checked napkin

A Versatile Granola Recipe

As with all granola recipes, these are just guidelines. Switch up the nuts, add your favorite dried fruits, leave out the coconut, add some seeds…the options are endless.

I decreased the liquids from the original recipe and recommend baking till a little darker than my batch. But watch carefully as blackened granola isn’t nearly as appetizing! Another favorite recipe, Maple Coconut Granola, was inspired after a foodie friend gave me a vacation care package!

More Tasty Brunch Recipes

I’ve hosted numerous brunches where we’ve set up a granola parfait bar. Set out some neutral yogurt flavors, both sweetened and unsweetened, fresh berries, and granola. Here are some other delicious brunch recipes!

Maple Coconut Granola in a white cereal bowl with a spoon

The Recipe: Maple Coconut Granola

A delightful maple granola full of nuts and seeds. Adapted from Food52 and my food blogger friend, Mary, of Lights on Bright No Brakes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 8 cups


  • PAM Cooking Spray
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, hulled
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, hulled
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 1 1/4 cup raw pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup (Grade B preferred for better flavor)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries and/or dried apricots, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 300º. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with PAM Cooking Spray. Set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients except cherries into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Spread granola mixture evenly on prepared baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 10-15 minutes for about 35 minutes. Add cherries, stir and bake for another 10 minutes or till granola is toasted.
  3. Let cool and serve. Store covered.


Spray your measuring cup with PAM Cooking Spray before measuring sticky liquids like maple syrup for easy cleanup and no scraping!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. Also, many recipes on recommend toppings, which may or may not be listed as optional and nutritional information for these added toppings is not listed. Other factors may change the nutritional information such as when the salt amount is listed “to taste,” it is not calculated into the recipe as the amount will vary. Also, different online calculators can provide different results. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.


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26 comments on “Chunky Maple Coconut Granola”

  1. Granola is one of my trigger foods also. That being said I’ll have to deal with it this week. My daughter in Dallas sent me a batch of her homemade granola and it’s filled with all sorts of yumminess. I love to pop mine in the microwave with almond or soy milk. Too good for words. Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. I’m like you with homemade granola I keep snacking on it all day, every time I enter the kitchen I take another handful I just can’t stop myself. This combination sounds lovely and very tempting 😀

  3. mmm as soon as I saw the word coconut, I knew I’d love this!

  4. Delicious Liz! I already know how good this is as Sara Foster has 2 charming little restaurants not far from here. One is in Chapel Hill where my Cait went to college – we used to love to meet there. You reminded me about this wonderful granola, thanks, though i am like you and can’t stop eating the stuff 🙂

  5. Thank you for bringing something healthy to the brunch table today. I was beginning to feel the elastic in my stretchy pants giving way. DANG, this week has been delicious!

  6. Making homemade granola has been on my “To Do” list but I never seem to get around to it. This sounds delicious and is just the thing to get me motivated. Pinned and stumbled!

  7. This looks so delicious…homemade is the best! I know I will be giving this one a try! Happy Mother’s Day, Liz!

  8. Homemade is always best! Love the added color of the apricots:@)

  9. Look really delicious Lizzy !
    Hope you have a nice day tomorrow:)

  10. I’m such a fan of making my own granola and skipping the added sugars, sodium and preservatives. This looks great!

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