Organic Coconut Maple Granola

Posted on May 5, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 9 comments

Organic Coconut Maple Granola

What good is a crunchy blog like this one without at least one amazing homemade granola recipe? I’ve been asking myself this question, along with another question for the past few weeks: Why have I waited so long to try my hand at homemade granola? I’ve discovered that there is no good reason to not have made homemade granola before. After making my first batch a few weeks ago I am hooked. It’s so easy! I had no idea how simple, fast, and delicious homemade granola was. Now I know and I’m excited to spread the knowledge!

This recipe includes shredded coconut, nuts, and seeds. It is sweetened naturally with maple syrup and for the oil I chose to use melted coconut oil. All of these ingredients can be easily replaced with your favorites.  I chose to use cashews, but feel free to experiment with whatever nuts you like (or leave them out altogether). I also added in pumpkin and sunflower seeds but you can experiment with flax or sesame seeds as well. As far as the sweetener, I chose maple syrup, but this can be replaced with an equal amount of honey. Same goes for the coconut oil–try using butter or even olive oil (I tried this once and it was great)!

Organic Coconut Maple Granola from CreativeSimpleLife.com

My favorite ways to eat this homemade granola are with organic plain, full-fat yogurt or with almond milk and berries. Enjoy!

Organic Maple Coconut Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
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Serves: 10
 
Use as many organic ingredients as you can in the below recipe for a delicious, organic granola!
Ingredients
  • 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if desired)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped organic nuts (cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°
  2. Combine oats, coconut, nuts, seeds, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry and stir until the oats are thoroughly coated.
  5. Spread the mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake on a middle rack for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir, toss, and flip the granola as best you can and return to the oven for 10 minutes more.
  7. Repeat step #6 once more and return to oven for a final 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Granola is finished when it is light golden-brown in color and slightly crisp to taste. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning, since oven temperatures vary.
  9. Store in a sealed container at room temperature. Will keep for several weeks.

Get Started!

9 Comments

  1. Love making homemade granola! I like to use coconut oil in my granola as well. I bet virgin coconut oil would give your recipe extra flavor with the shredded coconut. Yum! I tried a recipe with orange zest and dried fruits and that was delicious.

  2. The granola sounds delicious — I think I’ll make some later today or tomorrow!

  3. Could you sub honey for maple syrup? I have honey on hand, like A LOT of honey :)

    • Actually it helps to read the intro before posting a comment lol Sorry about that I just got so excited to read the recipe! I cant wait to try it out

  4. Thanks for sharing your granola recipe. Seems like it would be pretty easy to make.

  5. This recipe is awesome. So versatile.
    I have made it a few different times
    With different combos of nuts and flavorings.

    I found though that the oven temp was
    Way too hot. I have done it in 2
    Different ovens so I don’t think it
    Was me. Today I turned the temp down
    To 250F and the finished product
    Was much nicer. Thanks again.

  6. its in the oven… countdown 19 minutes!!! house smells wonderful. trying to decide whether to pop some air popped organic corn and mix em together for sweet and salty, or pour some homemade almond milk on top and have a late nite bowl of cereal… either way, thanks for sharing this easy healthy treat!

  7. i think my oven was a little too hot the first time too, so I turned it down. I live at an elevation of a little over 5000 ft, so maybe that was part of it. It turned out great though! added freeze dried blueberries when it was done and had it with almond milk.

  8. Just put mine in the oven. Can’t wait to try it. Sounds yummy.

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