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Bowls of Chunky Coconut Granola made with dried blueberries
4.93 from 108 votes

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 13 (1/4 cup-servings)
Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 2-3 weeks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 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

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (162 C).
  2. Add oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. Immediately pour over the dry ingredients and stir to combine until all oats and nuts are thoroughly coated. Arrange on a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  5. 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).
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Let cool completely before enjoying. Add dried fruit to the pan while the granola is cooling (optional). Break into clumps.
  9. Store in a sealed bag or container at room temperature for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  10. This is delicious as is or with almond or coconut milk, flaxseed meal, hemp seeds, and banana!

Notes

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

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 13 quarter-cup servings)