Coconut granola

Coconut granola

45 min
Start your day with a crunchy recipe for coconut granola. A bowl of yoghurt and fresh berries with sprinkles of granola, and you are ready to start the adventures of the day. Homemade granola tastes delicious and is very easy to make with just oats, coconut flour, dried fruit, and a few other basic ingredients – and is great to always have at hand. You do not want this crunchy staple to miss on your breakfast table!


  • Preheat oven to 175°C, regular oven.
  • Mix all ingredients, except for the dried fruit, in a baking pan (approx. 22 x 30 cm).
  • Toast the granola in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes – stir occasionally.
  • Take the granola out of the oven and let it cool slightly.
  • Stir in the dried fruit to flavour it to your liking.

Coconut granola is a great make-ahead breakfast option. Toast the granola mixture in the oven and store it in an airtight container on the kitchen counter, so you always have it on hand whenever you need a quick breakfast. To get the perfect crunchy and chewy texture, always add chopped, dried fruits after removing the granola from the oven because dried fruit will expand and harden during baking.


If you are still determining whether the coconut granola is done, look at the colour. It should be golden brown with nicely toasted almonds. It might still be a bit wet or sticky when taking it out of the oven, but it will dry once it cools. Stick to the temperature listed in the recipe when toasting the granola. If the temperature is too high, it can cause the ingredients to burn before they have a chance to dry out and get crispy. Also, remember to stir it, so all the ingredients are evenly exposed to the heat and get a beautiful golden colour.

Questions about coconut granola

Our granola recipe with coconut is a great breakfast option. Besides being incredibly delicious, it is also very easy to make. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and let your oven do the rest. Want to find out more? Read on and learn about the many uses of coconut granola and how to make it.

How to make coconut granola?
Mix oats, flour, chopped almonds, coconut flour, flax seed, water, oil, and sugar in a baking pan. Roast the coconut granola on the middle rack in the oven at 175°C for about ½ hour. Occasionally stir the mixture so it gets toasted evenly. When it is done, take the granola out of the oven and let it cool. Finally, mix in the dried fruit to flavour it to your liking.
What to use coconut granola for?
Coconut granola is a sweet and enjoyable addition to your breakfast. Sprinkle it on top of a smoothie bowl or yoghurt along with fresh fruit and berries. For a quick snack, use it as a coating on apple slices with nut butter and drizzle with honey for some added sweetness. You can also add a handful of granola to your muffin batter to give it more flavour and texture, or simply use it as a topping for your muffins instead. It is a multifaceted kitchen staple that can be used in many ways.
How long will coconut granola last?
Homemade coconut granola will generally last up to 2 weeks when kept in an airtight container at room temperature. But remember to let the batch cool completely before storing it. Granola will not necessarily go bad, but it will lose some of its flavour over time. Luckily, it is very easy to make more.
Can you freeze coconut granola?
Yes, you can easily freeze coconut granola! Because granola contains a lot of dried ingredients, it freezes well. Transfer the granola to a freezer bag and (vacuum) seal it immediately. You want to ensure that as much air as possible is kept out of the bag before wrapping it in two layers of foil. This will protect the toasted coconut granola from freezer burn. Place the bag in the freezer and freeze it for up to 3 months, sometimes even longer, if you are mindful of freezer burn. The best way to defrost the granola is to let it sit overnight on the kitchen counter. If you have vacuum-sealed it, you can keep the bag sealed while the granola is thawing.


Rolled oats (approx. 500 ml)
175 g
Graham flour (approx. 100 ml)
60 g
Coarsely chopped almonds
25 g
Coconut flour
5 tbsp
50 ml
Cane sugar
2 tsp
Cold-pressed rapeseed oil
1 tbsp
Dried fruits in small pieces, for example, sun-dried dates, raisins, or apricots – or a mixture of all.
125 g

Coconut granola with almonds and dried fruit

Discover a tropical take on a breakfast favourite with our coconut granola recipe. The perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack is made with oats, coconut flour, flax seed, almonds, and dried fruit. This coconut-flavoured granola is a treat for the whole family. Sprinkle it on top of your yoghurt or warm oatmeal porridge on a cold winter morning or enjoy it with a cooling fruity smoothie bowl on a warm summer day. It is crispy, sweet, and full of flavour and just waiting to be paired with your favourite morning meals.

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Use as a topping, in porridge, and much more

The popular breakfast staple is often used in porridge or as a topping for yoghurt. There is no shortage of things that can be done with homemade coconut granola. Toss a handful of the crunchy granola into your muffin or pancake batter to add flavour and crunch. But why just stick to breakfast? Sprinkle the sweet coconut granola over a salad to give it a crispy sweet garnish that pairs wonderfully with naturally sweet veggies. Incorporate the sweet crunch in cookie dough, and you will have the perfect hiking snack. There are a zillion ways to use granola – give it a try.

Crunchy and sweet granola with coconut

Dive into the world of crunchy and sweet granola with coconut flavour. Homemade granola is simply the best, as you only need a few pantry staples to make it. Loved by adults and kids alike, the toasty golden snack is the perfect addition to any breakfast that will keep you going all day long. This coconut granola has a natural and irresistible sweetness from the shredded coconut, and the dried fruits lend extra sweetness and a chewy texture to the batch, making it impossible to resist the fruity flavour mixed in with the hearty oats. Once you try it, you will never go back to the store-bought version.

Add even more coconut

If you cannot resist the tasty coconut flavour, amp it up by adding toasted coconut flakes or diced coconuts and swapping out the rapeseed oil with coconut oil. This triple coconut granola is the ultimate delight for every coconut lover. The toasted flakes bring out a slightly nutty but still sweet flavour and add a crispier texture to the granola. The more you toast it, the deeper the nutty aroma will be. For a lighter flavour, simply add the diced coconuts or flakes late in the baking process so they do not burn.