Healthy Delicious Coconut Oil Granola

Healthy Delicious Coconut Oil Granola is loaded with healthy nuts, seeds, dried cranberries and oats. It’s the perfect snack for any time you’re craving something delicious and nutritious.

Healthy Coconut Oil Granola

I’m a nut for any variety of nut or seed, so when I make granola, I like to pack it full of all my favorites.

Healthy Coconut Oil Granola

If you’ve never made your own granola, I’m here to encourage you to do so. Once you see how easy and flavorful it is, you’ll never go back to the store-bought variety. Plus when you make your own you can tailor it to your favorite healthy ingredients, adjust the sodium to your desired level, and say good-bye to all those pesky additives and preservatives.

Healthy Coconut Oil Granola

For this granola, I’ve chosen to use raw cashews and almonds because they’re healthier when raw. And because they’ll be roasted in the oven along with the other ingredients, giving them a uniquely sweet and savory flavor roasted flavor.

If you choose to use already roasted and salted nuts for this recipe, that’s fine. Just remember to cut back on the amount of salt called for in the recipe.

HEALTHY COCONUT OIL GRANOLA   {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Yield:  8 – 10 cups     Prep Time:  10 minutes      Bake Time: 1 hour

½ cup coconut oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ cup coconut sugar
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup shelled pistachios
1 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
½ cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup dried cranberries
2 baking sheets
parchment paper
baking spray

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

-In a medium microwave safe bowl, heat the coconut oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and coconut sugar to hot, but not boiling. Stir to dissolve the salt and sugar. Set aside.

-In a large bowl, mix the oats, cashews, almonds, pistachios, pepitas and coconut. Pour the coconut oil mixture into the oat mixture and stir well to completely combine all the ingredients.

-Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with baking spay. Pour the granola mixture onto the two prepared baking sheets, in an even layer.

-Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even brown color. Remove from the oven and cool on a baking rack. Add the dried cranberries and it’s ready for munching!

 

 

Healthy Coconut Oil Granola

 

Healthy Coconut Oil Granola

This granola is so tasty you’d never even suspect that it’s good for you. So good for you, in fact, that you don’t need to feel guilty about munching on it! Even while you’re watching all your favorite guilty-pleasure television shows! You’re welcome. LOL

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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!

 

15 Comments

  1. I love granola and am so happy it's easy to make gluten free. I only use coconut oil now. And love that yours is also made with unrefined sugars. All the nuts and fruit look so good.

  2. Just pinned this tasty granola! Can't wait to try it!

  3. First of all I love granola, second of all I love coconut oil – so this recipe is perfect! Would be great in a parfait for breakfast this morning!

  4. This granola looks out of this world

  5. I've never made my own granola before! OK, you have convinced me 🙂 This looks amazing!

  6. This looks so good! I love homemade granola!

  7. I love making homemade granola where i can control the sugar amount.

  8. I made a batch of granola today to send in a care package to my son in college. I've used coconut sugar but have no idea why I haven't tried using coconut oil! Great idea and this looks really delicious!

  9. I crave granola almost every morning…but don't always have my homemade version around! Love that you used raw almonds and cashews and those Scandal glasses are just too cute!!

  10. I love homemade granola and try to keep a batch made all the time. I've never made it with coconut oil and don't really know why except that I just don't think to do it. Your recipe sounds fantastic and I'm bookmarking it to try later in the week!

  11. Coconut oil and maple syrup?! Totally my kind of recipe! And I agree with you – homemade granola is totally the way to go. 🙂

  12. This looks like a great snack food for work. healthy and colorful!

  13. I adore granola and anything coconut always rocks my world. I can almost smell it.

  14. This granola looks terrific! You're right — this certainly is nutritious and delicious! You're using some of my favorite ingredients so I can't wait to try this!