Chunky Maple Coconut Granola
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
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 all.day.long.
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.
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!
- Blueberry Scones from Roxana’s Home Baking
- Almond Cake from Real Housemoms
- Smoked Salmon Waffles
- Overnight Cinnamon Bread French Toast
- Raspberry Mascarpone French Toast
- Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread
- Zucchini Bread Recipe
- More Brunch Recipes
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.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 300º. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with PAM Cooking Spray. Set aside.
- Place all ingredients except cherries into a large bowl and mix until well combined.
- Spread the granola mixture evenly on the 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.
- 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!
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g
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26 Comments on “Chunky Maple Coconut Granola”
To tell the truth, I’ve yet to try any homemade granola. This look super yummy, Liz! Good luck to all partipants! I’m still waiting for you to host one open to all worldwide, dear.
When I think of brunch I think, “I won’t be working.” I know that sounds silly but normally we’re working. I’d be thrilled to have this for brunch.
I could snack on this granola all day long, love!
Brunch, such a great concept. I have been meaning to make granola forever and this one does not look like it will break the bank to get the ingredients. Might give it a try.
I love adding homemade granola to my yogurt. Yours looks deliciou and totally addicting!
hi, love the ingredients..and love homemade instead of storebought………
would be a pure delight to try this…kind of like heaven….sent……lol thanks for