Two Peas and Their Pod

Coconut Granola

Do you ever have those days where you are super busy, but feel like you get nothing done? That has been happening to me a lot lately. The days go by so quickly because I am so busy, but by the end of the day, I still don’t feel like I’ve accomplished anything.

Last week, I was running around like crazy trying to cross things off of my “to do” list, but Caleb didn’t want mama to work. He only wanted to play, so I put my “to do” list aside and we went to the park. When we got home, Caleb took a nap and I decided I was going to make homemade Coconut Granola and forget about everything else. I know granola is super easy to make, but for some reason, I always feel a sense of satisfaction after making a batch. I needed a little satisfaction, so I put on my apron and made a batch of Coconut Granola.

This granola has a triple dose of coconut-coconut oil, coconut extract, and shredded coconut. If you haven’t tried coconut oil, you need to. I am obsessed. I bought a jar from Trader Joe’s when we were in California and I am hooked. It is SO good in this granola.

The granola is sweetened with pure maple syrup. Splurge on the good stuff for this recipe. I promise it is worth it. I added in chopped almonds and pepitas for a little crunch.

I love eating Coconut Granola with Chobani Greek yogurt and fresh berries. It is the perfect summer treat. It is also good by the handful. I keep the granola in a large jar on our counter and it doesn’t last long. I can’t walk by without grabbing a handful of granola. It is too good!

This Coconut Granola also makes a great gift. Make a big batch and share with your family, friends, and neighbors. Fill Weck or Mason Jars with granola, add a ribbon, note and you are set! Such a cute, easy, and tasty gift!

At the end of the day I was content. I didn’t tackle my “to do” list, but I made a killer batch of Coconut Granola and that was good enough. Sometimes all you need is a little homemade granola. I hope you enjoy this Coconut Granola as much as I do.

Coconut Granola

Yield: About 5 cups granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

This easy homemade Coconut Granola is great with yogurt or by the handful!

Ingredients:

2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup pepitas
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Slipat or parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, almonds, pepitas, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and coconut extract. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients. Stir until dry ingredients are well-coated.

3. Pour the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread granola into an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes or until granola is golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Let granola cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.

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159 Responses to “Coconut Granola”

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 6, 2012 @ 3:33 am

    This is the exact recipe for granola I’ve been looking for! I have a jar of coconut oil that I would love to put to use and like you, granola and yogurt is one of my favorite snacks. Thanks a bunch – I’m pinning this to my “to try” board!! :)

    • Two Peas replied: — June 6th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks for the pin:)

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    Kathryn — June 6, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    This looks delicious, love how you’ve managed to get so much coconut in there!

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    Blog is the New Black — June 6, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    Love the addition of pepitas! I just recently tried them! :)

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    kitchen essence — June 6, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    Yum! I just love coconut AND granola! together they would taste great! How would dried fruit go in granola?

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    kitchen essence — June 6, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    yum! I would definitely add dried fruit, how do you think it would taste?

    • Two Peas replied: — June 6th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      Dried fruit would be great!

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    kitchen essence — June 6, 2012 @ 5:52 am

    so good

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    kitchen essence — June 6, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    this looks delicious

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    Erica — June 6, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Granola is just the best! I make a batch almost weekly for either us or my Dad. We all love it in Chobani as well. Parfaits? Awesome :)

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    I have those days all the time, so I can relate. Nap time is a treasure, isn’t it?! This granola looks fantastic.

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    Anaar — June 6, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    Yummy! I love the taste of coconut and I would love this reipe for sure ;-)

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    What a perfect breakfast idea! Yum!

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    So, after making homemade granola for the first time, I became totally addicted. Love the idea of using coconut oil! That must infuse it with all that wonderful coconutty flavor (did I just make up a word? I think I did).

    And thank you for sharing a link to my post! Mwah!

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    Brooke Brown — June 6, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Dried cranberries, blueberries, etc… go great in this. Have been making this for some time with coconut oil and it is the only way to go, but I must admit I add lots more nuts, Georgia pecans, Brazil nuts, etc. And Quinoa adds something extra, even sesame seeds! There are so many things you can do with this breakfast/snack!

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    Carine — June 6, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    It looks like a great and delicious way to start the day!

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    kelley — June 6, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    My to do list is never complete. It seems like there is always something that needs to be done. Welcome to the life of a working mama. Sometimes getting one thing done is all it takes to feel like you’ve been productive. Even if it’s making granola! I love homemade granola and you can’t go wrong with a triple dose of coconut!!!

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    Trader Joe’s just has some of the best products! I have got to pick up coconut oil next week! This granola looks fantastic!

  17. 17

    Fabolous recipe! I too and obsessed with the coconut oil from TJ’s! I love it!! Your granola just sounds incredible!!

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    Yum! This coconut granola looks so delicious! I love coconut oil, I use it sometimes to make homemade protein bars. I’ll have to try it this way too!

    I know what you mean about being so busy all the time, but feeling like you still haven’t gotten anything done. I’ve been trying to focus on each task at hand, one thing at a time, and to not let my mind wander to the million other things I need to do. It helps somewhat!

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    marla — June 6, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    I also use coconut oil in EVERYTHING!! A great granola recipe girl :)

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — June 6, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Oh yes, I know those days! (Weeks hahaha).
    Thank you for the delicious looking recipe! Need to add this to my must try list. xo

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    This granola looks amazing! I love lots of coconut in mine and I like the idea of using coconut oil!

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    Jennifer — June 6, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    This recipe sounds amazing! I love coconut oil, too. I use it all the time.

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    Love this! I have a granola post going up later today! Yours is much healthier than mine though :)

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — June 6, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Love that you really up the coconut in this one. Sounds great.

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    Carolyn — June 6, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I love your blog — it gives me a few minutes of escape every day!

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    Cassie — June 6, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Mmmm. I love homemade granola!

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    Fran@fransfavs.com — June 6, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    This is quite similar to my “Franola”. I’m going to try amping up the coconut flavor in mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 6, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I just made granola bars yesterday! This sounds so good!

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    holy delicious!

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    Cookin' Canuck — June 6, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    This would be great in my morning yogurt parfait, or as an easy breakfast on our next camping trip. It sounds as though Caleb’s active time has kicked in full-force. I remember those days well, when you feel as though you haven’t accomplished a single thing all day long. I promise that this, too, shall pass. :)

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    karen — June 6, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    We love homemade granola around here. Try it with dried pineapple and papaya (in addition to the coconut)–delish.

    Regarding coconut oil–check out the Tropical Traditions website. Awesome products, awesome service.

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    HeatherChristo — June 6, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    love this! it looks like the perfect breakfast!

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    i agree – granola is so simple to make, but yields great satisfaction!

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    I love coconut granola, and have made a similar version several times. It’s so good with greek yogurt and fresh berries!! I’ve never thought to use maple syrup, though. What a great idea!

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    Love this breakfast idea and the addition of the pepitas!

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    Ruthy — June 6, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    any idea on how many calories this is and what the “alleged” portion would be?

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    Tickled Red — June 6, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Oh my, the guys will be delighted with this recipe! They are some granola eating fools :D

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 6, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    That describes every day for me right now. So much to do, so hectic! I often turn to homemade granola and muesli. This is right up my alley!

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    Jeanette — June 6, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    I love anything with coconut!

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    I love granola! It’s perfect for a snack, especially on car trips. I’ve been making the same recipe for year now, time to change it up! This looks great!

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