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Baking sheet filled with our gluten-free Super Chunky Coconut Granola recipe

Oh hey, super chunky granola. How did you get so chunky? So clustery? So dreamy?

Care to divulge your secrets? Please say yes. Please say yes.

Mixing bowl with oats, nuts, and coconut for making gluten-free naturally-sweetened granola

OK, I’ll tell you. But it’s so simple you’ll laugh.

1. Make sure your wet ingredients thoroughly coat your dry ingredients.
2. Don’t stir your granola while it’s baking.
3. Let it cool completely, then break into clumps.

That’s it! Oh man, so easy. Now let’s talk flavors, yo.

Melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla for making our homemade Coconut Granola recipe

This 9-ingredient granola is infused with coconut three ways: coconut sugar, oil, and flakes.

The base is rolled oats, pecans, and slivered almonds – a combination I’ve found to work perfectly to create those dreamy little clusters.

This granola is also naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup and sprinkled with dried blueberries.

If you’ve never tried dried blueberries, prepare to fall in love. They’re a blueberry, but somehow 10,000x better. It’s like eating blueberry jam. Trust me. You’re gonna want that.

Pouring melted coconut oil maple syrup mixture into dry ingredients for homemade vegan coconut granola

I hope you all love this granola! It’s:

Crunchy
Clustery
Coconut-infused
Perfectly sweet
Loaded with healthy fats, fiber, + protein
& Delicious

This makes the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Amp it up with sliced banana, chia seeds, and almond milk. Or eat it by the handfuls right out of the jar (like somebody I know).

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

Bowls of gluten-free vegan super chunky coconut granola with dried blueberries

Super Chunky Coconut Granola

Extra-crunchy coconut granola with slivered almonds, dried blueberries, and rolled oats! 9 ingredients, naturally sweetened, butter-free, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Bowls of Chunky Coconut Granola made with dried blueberries
4.93 from 185 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 13 (1/4 cup-servings)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 2-3 weeks

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake (large flakes are best)
  • 1/2 cup slivered raw almonds (or raw almonds, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (my favorite is blueberry // optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (162 C).
  • Add oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • To a small saucepan, add coconut oil and maple syrup. Warm over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently until the two are totally combined and there is no visible separation. Add vanilla, whisk once more.
  • Immediately pour over the dry ingredients and stir to combine until all oats and nuts are thoroughly coated. Arrange on a parchment-lined large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and turn the pan around so the other end goes into the oven first (so it bakes evenly).
  • To keep this granola chunky, don’t stir during baking, or right after. This will help it form together and create “chunks”, so handle as little as possible!
  • Bake 5-7 minutes more, watching carefully as to not let it burn. You’ll know it’s done when the granola is golden brown and very fragrant.
  • Let cool completely before enjoying. Add dried fruit to the pan while the granola is cooling (optional). Break into clumps.
  • Store in a sealed bag or container at room temperature for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • This is delicious as is or with almond or coconut milk, flaxseed meal, hemp seeds, and banana!

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Notes

*Recipe as written yields about 3 1/4 cups granola.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 13 servings)

Serving: 1 quarter-cup servings Calories: 159 Carbohydrates: 14.6 g Protein: 2.8 g Fat: 10.5 g Saturated Fat: 5.1 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 38 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Sugar: 5.6 g

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  1. Jelisa Daniel says

    I’ve made this a few times now and I’ve been coupling it with the coconut yogurt. This is hands down one of the most delicious breakfast meals! It’s easy, tasty and so good. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Amanda says

    Omg this is THE best granola ever. A huge hit with the family and friends. Have made this twice. Thanks so much for the many fab recipes !!!!

  3. Katie says

    Hi,

    I know this is strange to ask…I am wondering if there are any substitutes for the nuts to make this granola school-safe?

    Thanks.

  4. P says

    I can only find liquid virgin coconut oil, will that work? Or does it have to be more like the texture of coconut butter?

    Thanks.

  5. Jean Meuser says

    First before my question: Wow the recipe sounds great. Especially adding in the blueberries.
    Question? Any other dried fruit would work? How about adding in dates? A natural source of sweetness. We love having packages of dried ginger to snack on. Would that work since it would mean they would be baked. I have added finely chopped ginger pieces in regular cooked oatmeal that makes it a great breakfast bowl.!! I can hardly wait to get to it and try this recipe. Thank you. I see the rating stars. I’m going the max without even trying it yet. You can tell if something is going to be good reading the recipe. (most of the time)

  6. Alessandra says

    SO YUMMY! I made this for my friend’s birthday (she loves coconut everything), and it was so incredibly easy! I’ve always bought granola and I was a bit intimidated at first. But it was honestly so easy – just mix, bake, and let it cool.

    I made a few substitutions. Instead of pecans, I used walnuts (they were on sale at the time). Instead of maple syrup, I used agave. It still came out great! Mine came out extra toasted, and I think next time I’ll leave it in the oven for ~23 minutes instead of 27, since it’ll continue to cook on the pan.

    Can’t wait to make this again. :)

  7. Tasha says

    I don’t get coconut flakes where I live here in India. Would it be alright to use dessicated coconut instead?

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. I made the banana bread granola – Delicious! :-)

  8. Laurel Dhalla says

    I made this about 2 weeks ago and absolutely loved it!! I’ve since made it 3 times and am making it again right now. It doesn’t last long :) I’ve put in dried cranberries and apricots and they work well also.

  9. Claire says

    First time leaving a review, not the first recipe of yours I’ve made! (Love this site, always my go-to for baking. I need to review more often, to sing its praises!) Anyways, the magnificence that is this granola has inspired me to wax poetic for a minute.

    Man, oh man. Forget a review, I could write a romcom starring me and this granola. It came along, and it changed EVERYTHING. I don’t know how it works its magic (something to do with the combination of coconut oil and maple syrup with a touch of coconut sugar?) but let me tell you – it is indeed magic that brews within this unassuming combination of pantry staples and twenty-five-ish minutes later, voila! Beautiful, browned, crispy and caramelized clusters. I have made this recipe twice, both times the same marvelous result. If you have been burned before by lesser granola recipes – look no further. This is the genuine article, the Holy Grail of granola.

    Hallelujah!

  10. Miran says

    I make this every week or 2 weeks. So yummy!! Sweet and crunch. Just perfect for a quick meal or snack. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. Polly says

    This is the yummiest and easiest breakfast that I am addicted to now. I don’t love dry fruits to roast/toast together. I make the granola without it and love adding dried cherry when eating. Thank you for sharing the recipe❣️

  12. Vivian says

    This is the best granola ever….I make it all the time for my family and friends. It is truly the best I have ever tasted. Super simple to make once the ingredients are at hand. As a topping for my Greek yogurt, yummy….or to eat out of hand for a snack, mmmm so good. Use the dried blueberries if you make this….they are wonderful.

  13. Miran says

    I made this 3 times and I will make again!! So crunch , filling and delicious! I love baking smell from coconut. I made the almond joy recipe too. It was so good. (I couldn’t stop eating) Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe ?

  14. Sunny says

    This was easy and tasty! I’ve been looking for a quick and easy adaptable granola recipe and this was perfect. I did peanuts instead of almonds, cocoa powder instead of vanilla, and added some flax seed (just because that’s what I had on hand). Took it out a couple minutes early so I wouldn’t burn the chocolate.

  15. Maya says

    Hi! I LOVE this recipe and have made it successfully several times already but we are currently traveling and I’d have to seriously adapt the recipe… Do you reckon I can substitute honey instead of maple syrup? Shredded coconut instead of the slices? Walnuts instead of almonds and pecans? Raisins instead of blueberries? Any advice? Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Maya! That is a solid line up of substitutions and I think they’ll all work! Make sure to post a photo and share it with us using the #MinimalistBaker hashtag so we can see how it turned out! :D

  16. Em says

    I’ve made this so so many times! I LOVE this recipe. It actually breaks my heart when I run out! 100x better than any store bought granola. Thank you for making brekky a 10/10

  17. Katherine says

    This granola is amazing! So easy to make too. I didn’t buy much granola before, but now my goal is to make this instead of ever buying it again! Thank you for your great recipes.

  18. Julie says

    I make your Almond Joy Granola regularly. Every time I look up the recipe I think “Look at these other yummy kinds of granola, I should make one.” Then I make the Almond Joy granola. This time I made up my mind to try something new before I started looking at recipes. I decided to try the Super Chunky Coconut Granola out. SOOO GOOD! Only one small problem was that my sweet man almost ate the entire batch…in one sitting. I didn’t even have time to add blueberries. I’ll have to make another batch and hide it.

  19. Elaine says

    Thank-you for sharing this recipe! I quadrupled it and it is hands down the best I have made to date. I serve mine with hemp milk or kefir, blueberries and bananas. (Also part of the success relies on the freshness of the oats and other ingredients too.)

  20. Jacque says

    Made this tonight and love it! It’s just a bit too sweet for my taste. Just wondering if I omit some of the maple syrup, do I need to add more coconut oil so I have enough liquid? Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! That should work! Feel free to try using different sweeteners if you prefer as well! Good luck! :D

  21. Kellz says

    I love this. I like to add freeze dried strawberries along with the dried blues. Sooooo good!
    I make a double batch weekly. My family of 5 gobbles it up!

  22. Shari says

    Made this and it is DELICIOUS!! Made some modifications because I did not have a couple of things on hand but it is quite tasty. The only thing I’d say is that for me, 25 minutes was too long. It over cooked a little. But next time I’ll leave it in for less time. My oven is a bit wonky so that could account for the problem.

  23. Meghan says

    I made this last night with some slight changes based on what was in my pantry. Heating up the liquid ingredients was truly a game changer. This granola is awesome.

  24. dani says

    WOW. I grew up on homemade granola but this granola is SO freaking good it makes me wanna smack my mama! Seriously though I licked my fingers the bowl the mixing spoon and the pan. My four year old son helped me make it too. I chopped up the pecans and slivered almonds a bit cause I don’t like it to crunchy and I added the fruit before baking oops. Not a big deal though. I don’t think we’ll buy granola again thank you for another wonderful recipe.

  25. Chandler says

    I made this for my mom for Christmas and I’m surprised it even made it to her… this stuff is dangerously addictive and crazy good!!! It’s a good thing I was giving it away because it prevented me from eating the whole batch in one sitting. I did sub dried cherries for the blueberries and it seemed to go well with the rest of the ingredients. Definitely will make again!!

  26. Joseph says

    Great recipe! The first couple of times I made it in my “non stick pan” I had to scrape some granola off the bottom of the pan. Then I tried greasing the pan with some coconut oil. Problem solved.

  27. Beth Burgoon says

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I cannot have maple syrup but substituted coconut nectar and have made this many times now with different nuts in addition to the almonds and pecans. It is a fabulous healthy treat and I have to work at not eating more than the serving size! Thank you so much for it!

  28. Rebeca says

    I found this recipe just 3 weeks ago and I already made it 6 times. It’s just perfect! My hubby said it’s the best granola ever.

  29. Crystal says

    This is the first time I’ve ever made granola; I don’t know how I’ve lived all these years without it! I absolutely love coconut, so this recipe is right up my alley. So delicious, and the addition of the dried blueberries puts it over the top!

  30. Beth ~ Gneiss Spice says

    I’m in the minority…as I like a good loose granola! But, my husband is a chunky kind of guy, so I told him I’d finally get around to trying this. Well, I’m sold! I’ve never made a coconut oil granola before (we always use maple syrup…being in Maine). It was perfect. Though, I did add some cinnamon, because I have to add spice to everything. Next I’m trying those granola bars you linked above.

  31. Kassandra says

    Best granola recipe ever!! Do you think it will be fine to omit the coco sugar? or does it have other significance for it other than flavoring?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hey Kassandra, glad you enjoyed! Feel free to omit the coconut sugar or try using different sweeteners if you prefer!

  32. Hayley says

    Why I have never before made my own granola is a mystery to me….. That was a nice simple recipe with terrific results. Thank you.

  33. Chris says

    Hi Dana , Just wondering… Should I soak the dry coconut flakes in water first? For some reason I thought that was what you should do with dry coconut. Thanks so much.

  34. Leonie says

    I absolutely love this granola, and will use it as a base for all my future granola variations I am going to try…because of this recipe. I have tried a few before, but this combination of sweet and crunchy is perfect. I reduced the syrup to 1/4 as well, since I like things a little less sweet. I forgot the salt, and it was fine. I used cashews and marcona almonds instead, since that is what I had on hand. I added some puffed rice as well. I love the idea of using crystalized ginger as one of the earlier comments mentioned. My husband wants me to add mini chocolate chips next time… maybe :). Thanks so much. I have been perusing your site, and look forward to trying some of your other recipes as well!

  35. Jenny says

    This granola is so delicious! The only change I made was to reduce the maple syrup to 1/4 cup and it was still amazing. I love your recipes :)

  36. Cathi Cohen says

    I’ve searched for a long time for an easy, chunky granola, and this is both the easiest and the best. I double the recipe, and it is still gone in less than a week. Everyone at my office loves it and I eat it every day for breakfast with yoghurt and fruit. I add a little dried fruit. Crystallized ginger gives it a little zip. Yum.

  37. Stephanie says

    Yum! Made a double batch using half honey half maple syrup for the sweetener and subbed in sunflower seeds for pecans (that is what I had on hand). I also added a few shakes of cinnamon. I could hardly stop picking at the edges waiting for it to cool! Thanks for the recipe. I had always wondered how to get a chunky granola and now I know!

  38. Barbara says

    I have made home-made granola quite a few times now and this is by far my favourite recipe! Thank you!

  39. Therese says

    This was spectacular. I generally avoid granola as it is overly sugary and too fattening, but this is perfection. I crumbled some onto coconut milk chocolate ice cream from Trader Joe’s tonight for dessert, OMG. My husband and 4 year-old son are very impressed, and it was so easy!

  40. Kevin says

    I was excited to try this recipe, but after it cooled I couldn’t get it off the pan! Am I doing something wrong? Did I not incorporate the wet ingredients enough? What I was able to eat was delicious though. Good work, Dana.

    • Therese says

      I lined the pan with tinfoil, super easy to peel off. Lift the foil at a corner, and the granola breaks away!

  41. diane says

    I would like to add chocolate to this as this will be my first time making this recipe. Not sure what type of chips, sweet, bittersweet or chunks of dark chocolate, but not sure when to add this to the recipe.

  42. Angela says

    I used vanilla sugar and added orange oil instead! Classic chocolate and orange with Cocoa nibs tossed in to roast and then chocolate chips to garnish at the end. Very easy to adapt this recipe… Thanks for sharing!

  43. deb@glutenfreefarina says

    I’m so excited about this granola. I’d been making what I thought was my favorite granola, but this blows that one away. I did have to substitute some ingredients – don’t have any idea where my maple syrup disappeared to. Someone must be eating pancakes in here and I don’t know about it. But, I sub’d honey and used half pistachios and cashews for the pecans. You were right – so simple; just don’t stir. Thanks so much for this recipe. I have to hide this from my husband or there won’t be any left for me.

  44. Nanette says

    This granola is so amazing, the beret I’ve ever had! My family loves it so much that they asked me to quadruple the recipe so they can snack on it during their trip to Colorado! That is pretty cool considering my kids used to take oreos and junk like that. Thanks for sharing such healthy recipes, I’m slowly transitioning my whole family and following your recipes helps immensely.

  45. Sara says

    just made this! house smells so amazing, and i’m having a really hard time not eating the entire recipe off the pan. so so delicious, this one’s definitely a keeper!

  46. Kelly says

    Have you Dana or anyone else tried making this with less maple syrup, maybe 1/4? Could you also use agave in replacement?

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!! Looks delicious!

    • Jenny says

      I make it with 1/4 cup of maple syrup instead of the 1/3 cup and it is perfectly sweet and delicious. By far my favorite granola recipe!

  47. Hannah says

    Okay so I made this for my granola nut dad (he actually went through phases of making different kinds like every week when I was growing up) and he was THRILLED with it. He said its the best granola ever. Its also my favorite of your granola recipes, I LOVE the dried blueberries. I got them from Trader Joes and they are unbelievably delicious all on their own. definitely my new go-to granola recipe :)

  48. Sandy says

    I want to thank you for sharing this superb recipe. I make it with love and share it with my daughters and good friends. This is my first time to make granola and it is quite rewarding. This is most definitely a five star recipe.

  49. Rachel says

    This is by far the best granola I’ve ever had IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!! I doubled the batch and slightly tweaked the oil to maple syrup ratio to bring it to 1:1, ending up with 1/2 cup of each. I was also unable to get the oil and syrup to mix together no matter how long I heated it or how much I wisked it. Maybe because I changed the ratio? It didn’t matter though, the result was ULTIMATE PERFECTION!

    • Angela says

      Do you let the mix bubble? Mine didn’t incorporate until I let it bubble around the edges and then whisked.

      • Rachel says

        I let it bubble/lightly simmer for quite a while waiting for it to mix and it never did. I’ve since made this granola again without the stove top heating part and it comes out exactly the same.

  50. Tori! says

    Dana!! I’d never made granola before, and I trust you so I thought I’d give this one a try. Omg, it’s PERFECT! Not too sweet, just sweet enough, perfectly crunchy! My whole family loved it and demanded more in the near future. It’s definitely going to re-appear in my house :)

  51. Rachel says

    I have tried a few recipes and have yet to comment.
    This was AWESOME. Always wanted to make Granola and for some reason it was always intimidating. This tasted great and was really great. The only change I would make would be to bake it for less time, I would say turn it around after 15 minutes and then for another 3-5 minutes.

    Thank you

  52. Christina says

    I have made this twice now and it is amazing! I doubled the recipe the second time around because it went too fast the first time! I didn’t have pecans so I used walnuts instead and I also used chocolate chips instead of dried blueberries (don’t add them until the granola is completely cooked so it doesn’t melt). I took some to work and a coworker said it was like crack! This granola is super yummy and addicting!

  53. Jessica says

    I cannot get enough of this granola!! It’s probably one of the best homemade granola recipes I have ever tried. I subbed one of the TBS of coconut oil with apple sauce, halved the pecans, and added walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon. What I really should have done is DOUBLED the recipe ;) Now I just have to find a way to hide it from my husband…. Awesome recipe, thank you!! :D

  54. Alice says

    Love it!! I didn’t have blueberries so I used raisins instead. Thanks for another great, easy recipe!
    (Might have to make more soon!).

  55. Linnéa says

    OMG. Made this one yesterday and have been snacking on it the whole day long. Also, Minimalistbaker is the only food site I actually TRY the recipes from, not just look on the pictures. And, every recipe I’ve tried so far has been favourites in my household. Mmmmmm. Keep up the good work! <3

  56. Cathy Holland says

    This is delicious! I made a batch tonight. It was just like all your other recipes, easy and delicious! My husband even commented on how good it was!

  57. Kelley says

    My two-year-old goes gaga for dried blueberries. I’m not sure I could get away with making this without ending up picking them all out for him or hiding in the corner while eating it! Which is to say–it looks delicious and I want to make it immediately.

  58. Nicki says

    I have started making your granola every week now, it’s so expensive to buy now my kids have appetites that equal mine and my husband’s. Did I say equal? I think I meant rival!
    This one tastes delicious, thanks for sharing!

  59. Jen @ sweetgreenkitchen.com says

    I love a good chunky granola! And your big flakes of coconut look delicious and the perfect accompaniment to the bottle of homemade coconut milk I have in the fridge right now :-)
    My trick for getting clusters in my granola is to add a bit of psyllium husk to the mix, here’s how I do it if you’re interested

  60. Patti says

    Do you mean to tell me that there are actually times when it is beneficial to omit a step? Who knew that not stirring your granola during baking would result in granola clumps and clusters? Obviously, you did. Thank you. Now, I can top my yogurt with chunky granola. I love the combination of ingredients in yours. Yum!!

  61. Michelle Boccia says

    Hi Dana-
    I love you site and I am so inspired by your daily recipes you post. I love the photos of this recipe and look forward to making this soon. Do you colaborate with other bloggers in sharing recipes?
    Cheers!
    Michelle

  62. Jude says

    I make basically the same granola, but I add milled flaxseed, wheat germ and oat bran for extra nutrition and a little added ooommph. I love the trifecta of coconut in your recipe. Thank you for the post.

  63. Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls says

    You’re really on a roll with the coconut recipes, and I am LOVING it. This chunky granola sounds bomb! Totally trying the “don’t toss while baking” method — I love big chunks in my granola too!

  64. Terry says

    Hiya Dana, I looovvvveeee your site! This is the 4th granola recipe of yours I’ve tried and they are all sooo delicious. I’m Gfree so I use Gfree oats but my 3 boys like it so much I have to hide it so I actually get to eat some! I can’t stand to eat store bought granola now that I know I can make these wonderful ones at home. THANKYOU so much for all your awesome recipes. Also loved your gingerbread boy recipe too?

  65. Alex says

    Made this tonight & it was absolutely delicious! Letting it cool is key. I added a tad more salt , some cashews as well as some cinnamon. I’m enjoying it now with some yogurt and pomegranate seeds. Yum! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. This one is a keeper!

  66. Celia at Chicago Jogger says

    I’m with you on dried blueberries, they are my absolute favorite! This granola looks crazy good.

  67. Mel @ The Refreshanista says

    Oh yummy! I’m totally going to make this with the dried blueberries plus some dark chocolate. Chocolate is so good with coconut :)

  68. Leslie says

    Dana! LOVING all of your coconut recipes lately!! I am a coconut crack addict and your pancakes, baked oatmeal etc have been phenomenal. Thanks for the coconut love!!

  69. Cecilia Head says

    Hi Dana,
    Just to let you know how delicious the granola is!! Can’t stop eating.
    Thank you for your creativity and wonderful recipes.

  70. Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says

    YES! Chunky granola IS totally dreamy! Love this recipe, Dana! I definitely need some summery tropical flavors in my life right about now!

  71. Libby says

    OK! Goodness gracious! This is enough to get me to actually try to make my own granola! It is all of my favorite flavors!

  72. Dia says

    What exactly is the serving size that the nutrition facts are for? Very hard to tell….1/4 what?
    1 of 13 total servings DOES NOT help! Thanks

  73. Drea says

    I just made this with my 5 year old and it IS DELICIOUS!!!! OMG…oats, pecans, coconut sugar how I love you, let me count the ways….
    Incredible recipe that we will be making at least once a week..maybe more before our first batch is almost gone! Thanks Minimalist Baker for your fantastic recipes that are easy enough for a mom of 2 on the go to make :)

    • Hannah says

      Amazing, I’ve never tried adding a 5 year old to my granola yet!! However I have tried adding a 3 year old with great results. Much more fresh :)

      • Dani says

        I make this granola as a host gift, for holiday gifts and for my husband. Though the husband one is only as a treat because he loses all control and eats the entire batch in a sitting.

  74. Sophie says

    Question: Why do you add coconut sugar in addition to the maple syrup?

    p.s. Totally happy to have a bajillion coconut recipes from you. Coconut is the BOMB.

  75. Emilie @ Emilie Eats says

    There’s nothing worse than crushed up granola. This looks absolutely perfect! And addicting. This could be dangerous ;)

  76. Cassie says

    Just stop with the granola because I have a granola addiction! :D Seriously, LOL! This looks SO SO good. Definitely will make it!

  77. Masha @CardiowithCarrots says

    I have never tried dried blueberries…..your explanation that it tastes like jam is making me stop by the store for some TONIGHT!!!

  78. April says

    I so love granola and that’s how I first found my way to Minimalist Baker. However, I don’t want to eat this much oats on a regular basis because I don’t do that well with them, even the gluten free ones. Anyone have recos for another nice grain that might work as a replacement?
    Thanks.

      • Monica says

        I just made this (doubled) recipe (with a few tweaks) and it is delicious! I didn’t want mine as oat heavy so I cut the oats to 2 cups and added 3/4 almond flour to dry ingredients. I also cut the syrup by half and replaced the coconut sugar with molasses. Bc the molasses is liquid (sort of) I think it helped to add some moisture and since I cut the maple syrup liquid as well as adding almond flour I also added 1.5 flax eggs after I mixed wet and dry ingredients. I added ground ginger for a kick and replaced pecans and almonds with walnuts (I had a massive amount of them on hand and no other nuts, I’ll definitely try it again with the pecans and almonds! Thanks for posting!

  79. Celeste @The Whole Serving says

    All of these ingredients together are simply delicious. I could eat the whole thing by myself and it would be so good sprinkled over a cup of Kite Hill almond yogurt.

  80. Vivian says

    This looks delicious!! I will make it after a trip to the grocery store for a few of the ingredients.
    Quick question: Can I use regular sugar instead of coconut sugar?
    Thanks!

  81. Erin@WellPlated says

    Chunk-a-licious! Just as any self-respecting granola should be. I love blueberries and coconut together too :)

  82. Truc Pham says

    This looks amazing! I love granola but I don’t want to buy something I can make and this looks a lot more delicious than the store bought granola!

    • Laura ~ Raise Your Garden says

      That’s exactly how I feel! Granola is 5 bucks for roughly 3-4 ounces in those plastic containers and I feel so dumb paying so much for so little. I frustrate myself when I spending lots of $$$ of something that I can make myself and probably is a whole lot better for you. I love knowing exactly what ingredients are in the food I eat ~ partly why I read this blog! Thanks Dana. Ok, the peer pressure in on, I’m making this.

      • Lala says

        I just made this yesterday , soooooo good. I added cubes mango and pineapple ( dried fruits of course ) baked at a lower heat fir longer . Let completely cool before breaking up