This vanilla coconut granola is super simple, toasty, slightly sweet, and crunchy! It is so easy, all you have to do is mix it together and throw it in the oven! We have been eating it on the daily and since it makes 7 cups and keeps for up to two weeks, it is an great time saver. It makes a quick, easy breakfast or snack by itself or added to oatmeal, yoghurt, or fresh fruit.
I thought I didn’t like granola, since all I had ever tried was store bought granola. I never could get into the taste and it was always too sweet. However, I decided to make my own and I am in love! It is really easy to make and even easier to customize! Want to add fruit? Throw in some dried cranberries, apricots, or blueberries. Don’t like coconut chips? Take them out and substitute them for something else, like chopped almonds. You are the boss of your kitchen, so make something that will make your taste buds happy.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1½ cups coconut chips (I use Dang coconut chips because they are amazing! You can find them at most grocery stores)
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup olive or coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix together thoroughly until everything is coated evenly and starting to stick together.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread the granola over it.
- Place the granola in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until it is golden brown and smells toasted. While it bakes stir the granola several times to make sure it cooks evenly and no pieces get burned.
- Once it is done baking, let it cool and then store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.
Though this recipe has coconut in it, it does not have a overpowering coconut flavor. It is pretty subtle and the coconut chips I prefer to use are nothing like shredded coconut. They are caramel-y sweet and crunchy, just like chips! I would definitely recommend using them.