Today I’m going to show you how to make the most AMAZING Coconut and Honey Granola!
Yummm… there is truly nothing like granola. It can be a cereal, it can be a snack, and it can be a meal if you just really love granola. Today I’m sharing the BEST granola recipe, you seriously need this goodness in your life.
My dad has made this granola for years, and he is always sure to bring a couple of canisters on our big family beach trip every year! Everybody loves it, and it never lasts long!
I just had to include this magical homemade granola recipe on our site. The problem? Another thing my dad is known for is winging it and going with the flow– which means a lot of “a handful of this” and a “pinch of that” and “let’s give this a try”. Now, that’s totally cool and all, except for when you want to nail the exact recipe.
So after many batches, trial and errors, discussions, taste tests and burnt coconut pieces, I think we have created the crunchiest, sweetest, most delicious granola out there, and with the exact measurements too! (Hooray!!!) Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!
This granola is simply the best because it has a little bit of everything. It has the crispiness of cinnamon-y oats, the crunchiness of nuts and seeds, the sweetness of honey, and (in my opinion, most importantly) lots and LOTS of coconut!
I am beyond excited to share this granola with you that has been made in our family kitchen over and over through the years, but somehow, never had an exact recipe… until now!
How do you make the BEST Coconut Granola in the world? Let me show you….
I heated the coconut, honey, and vanilla over low heat until it became nice and fluid and then I poured it over a bowl of our combined dry ingredients. Our dry ingredients include pumpkin seeds, oats, pecans, coconut, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Yum!
Of course, you can improvise with your favorite nuts and seeds, etc. But we LOVE this combination. It is the perfect balance of salty and sweet!
After stirring until everything is well coated, we are ready to bake!
I spread the coconut & honey-coated granola over a parchment lined cookie sheet and baked at 300 until golden.
Once cool, you’ll notice that the granola sticks together and so you can break it into large pieces or small..whatever your preference. I happen to like my granola a little on the chunky side!
If you give this recipe a try, make sure to let me know what you think in the comments below! I hope that you love it as much a we do!
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 cup sweetened coconut
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
- Combine and heat coconut oil, honey, and vanilla over low heat just until more fluid.
- Pour over dry ingredients and combine until well coated.
- Spread granola over parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees until golden brown. Approximately 30-40 minutes. (Watch carefully as coconut can burn easily)
- Allow to cool. Granola can be broken into smaller pieces or left in larger clusters. Enjoy!
- Makes about 8 cups.