Maple Coconut Granola #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

Maple Coconut GranolaWelcome to the second annual brunch week hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen!  Join us May 5th through 11th while we celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and to prepare for Mother’s Day and summer brunching season.  We have 32 bloggers bringing you their best brunch game, from cocktails to eggs benedict to donuts, there is something for everything this week.  Our amazing sponsors have donated some great prizes for a gigantic giveaway, please visit them all for more information.

Granola Love

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 Maple Coconut Granola is sweetened with the aforementioned maple and also honey, plus it is chock full of goodies like sliced almond and a plethora  of dried fruit. Maple Coconut Granola 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!

Maple Coconut Granola


Recipe adapted from Fresh Everyday by Sara Foster

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 275º.
  2. Spread the oats, coconut, and almonds on a large baking sheet with sides. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to lightly toast ingredients.Transfer the ingredients to a large bowl.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 350°. Lightly grease the baking sheet with oil or cooking spray or line pan with foil and grease for easy clean up.
  4. Stir the maple syrup, oil, and honey together in a small bowl, pour over the oats, nuts, and coconut, and toss to coat. Spread the granola onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the granola is just crispy and golden brown, stirring several times while baking. Add the dried fruit, toss and cook another 5 minutes. Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet, breaking up any large clumps while it is still warm.

Yield: 6 cups

    Total time: 1½ hours with cooling time


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 2949kcal Calories from fat 1317
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 146g 225%
      Saturated Fat 38g 190%
      Transfat 0g
      Sodium 752mg 31%
      Carbohydrate 399g 133%
      Dietary Fiber 38g 152%
      Sugars 249g
      Protein 47g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      BrunchWeek 2014 Logo   Disclosure: Bob’s Red Mill supplied me with a variety of their products . I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Bob’s Red Mill.


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

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

      3. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

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

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

      5. 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!

      6. 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!

      7. 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 🙂

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

      9. 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 😀

      10. 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!

      11. Hotly Spiced says:

        I bought some granola for my breakfast but like you I snaked on it all day so by the morning there was little left except a few miserable looking oats. I love how this has dried cherries in it – that would add a lovely tart flavour xx

      12. Such a delicious way to start the day!!!

      13. What a delicious granola recipe Liz! I just love granola on yogurt! Homemade is always so much better without all the additives! Happy Mother’s Day a day early!

      14. I love granola as well. Yours sounds incredibly tasty!

      15. Love anything with coconut! I need at least two portions of granola for the breakfast!

      16. It looks perfectly crunchy and just sweet enough!
        🙂 ela

      17. This granola looks so good. I love the color the dried fruit adds to the bowl. I find that coconut in granola always makes it taste so much better and simply irresistible. Happy Mother’s Day!!

      18. I so need to make granola today!

      19. Yummmmmmmm.
        Happy Mother’s Day, Sweet Liz. xx

      20. Como me gusta tanto tu blog y tus recetas te he hecho un regalito. Tines que pasar por mi blog para verlo

      21. JUDY FLYNN says:

        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

      22. I love adding homemade granola to my yogurt. Yours looks deliciou and totally addicting!

      23. 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.

      24. I could snack on this granola all day long, love!

      25. 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.

      26. 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.


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