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Toasted Coconut & Almond Granola

1 hr + 10 min

Snack

Homemade staple

Breakfast

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

This is the first granola recipe we ever posted, and for years now it's been our go-to granola recipe. It comes together with only 8 ingredients, and after making it just once, you might never go back to buying store-bought granola ever again.

Servings

(½ cup per serving)

Total

1 hr + 10 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

1 hr

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Ingredients

Optional add-ins (after baked)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F (120°C) and place a sheet of baking paper onto a baking tray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, seeds, and coconut.
  3. To a small bowl, add the maple syrup, oil, and salt, and whisk until it's well combined. Pour this over the oat mixture and toss it to coat.
  4. Transfer the granola to the baking tray and bake on the centre rack of the oven for 60 - 70 minutes**, or until lightly golden. Stir every 15 - 20 minutes to achieve an even golden colour.
  5. When removed from the oven, let cool completely. It will continue to harden as it cools.
  6. If adding any dried fruits, stir it in now, then transfer the granola to an airtight container or large glass storage jar. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * If you would like this granola to be less sweet, use ⅓ cup maple syrup instead.
  • ** Want to shorten the cooking time? Turn up the heat a bit, but be sure to keep an eye on it and stir more frequently to avoid burning. The mixture is ready when it's lightly golden.
  • Variations: add spices such as cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

Storage

  • Store sealed and on the counter for up to 3 weeks.

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Nutrition info

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Bindiya Ganatra - Nov. 29, 2021, 6:05 a.m.

Dear Sadia,
First off, congratulations on your engagement!! You both are my example of what a perfect harmonious couple looks like, so thanks for setting that role model for us viewers. I also am super appreciative for your thoughtful Youtube videos and the updated PUL website. I've been following you ever since your first video (when they were a bit shaky) and haven't stopped loving your nutritional advice and yummy recipes. I've watched your "5 Foods I Eat Everyday, and so could you" probably over 40 times! The advice on there is so helpful that I am using that video to teach my mom about basic daily nutrition since she has high cholesterol issues.

Back to the main reason why I messaged you for this coconut & almond granola recipe - I have a couple of questions:
1) I have raw coconut meat; I took off the brown skin - can I shred that and add to the granola mixture and then bake it? Or do I bake the raw shredded coconut separately (at a lower temperature and in less time) and then add it to the granola after it has baked in the oven?
2) You suggested adding cinnamon and/or pumpkin spice - do I add these before or after baking the granola in the oven?

Thanks so much for your time! I look forward to more granola recipes from you! Miss Tea Time Tuesday - please bring that back!!

Lots of Love,
Bindiya from Mississippi, USA


Romane - Nov. 28, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

In my mind, before I discovered your video I tought "damn granola seems so good but it takes a lot of time". Since 3 weeks I made this recipe every weekend for my breakfast in the week ! I just love it ! And it's super easy !!! And I'm so found of your work too, thank you :D

PUL Team - Nov. 28, 2021, 11:26 p.m.

Oh, Romane, it means so much that the recipe is being enjoyed! Thank you 🤗


Wendy - Nov. 25, 2021, 4:12 a.m.

Best toasted granola recipe. Very delicious and so easy to make.

PUL Team - Nov. 25, 2021, 6:41 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Wendy, it means so much!


Ally - Nov. 19, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

Great Recipe!


Rachel - Nov. 15, 2021, 3:03 p.m.

Delicious 🤤😋


Renee - Nov. 15, 2021, 4:32 a.m.

I've been trying a lot of different granola recipes. So far, this is my favorite. Tastes great!

PUL Team - Nov. 17, 2021, 1:18 a.m.

We're so honoured to hear, Renee, and so glad you're enjoying the granola 🤗


Betty Blue - Nov. 14, 2021, 9:17 p.m.

I started eating more plant based and your YouTube channel and website is one of my favorites. I'm even guilty reading your recipe's at work lol (I bet a lot of us do lol) ,This recipe is our favorites! I'm actually having it right now with Greek yoghurt. I have tried many of your recipe's and this inspired me to keep on eating more plant based and take good care more of my and my families health. Who knew plant based foods can be delicious and affordable. You and your team are amazing! please keep doing what you do :D

Thank you. We, canadians from the North...like..waaay north lol

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PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

Awe, Betty Blue, it means so much that the PUL content and recipes are being enjoyed! Thank YOU for the kind words and for being here 💚 Sending lots of love to Northern Canada ✨


Sukriti - Nov. 13, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

I just tried the recipe and my entire family loved it! Its going to be our go to breakfast and we wont buy granola from now on!
I used coconut sugar turned into syrup and used my airfryer on low heat to crisp it faster..Thanks alot

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 4:06 p.m.

We're so thrilled the granola was enjoyed, Sukriti, and thanks for the insight ✨


Rose - Nov. 10, 2021, 8:41 p.m.

One of my all-time fave! 🧡
My breakfast go-to! 😍


Leila - Nov. 8, 2021, 8:05 p.m.

This is my ride or die granola! When I’m batch making granola this is the recipe I use. It’s super versatile, keeps super well in the pantry and goes with anything, yogurt, milk, on a smoothie, I’ve even had it with apple sauce. I think the long bake at a low heat helps to bring out a really nice caramel-y flavor.

I’ve shared jars with my mom and friends and they say it’s one of the best they’ve had! Great as a cute gift if you’re homemaking presents.

PUL Team - Nov. 9, 2021, 2:42 a.m.

Oh, Leila, the kind words are so appreciated! So nice of you to gift the granola too 🤩


Manya - Oct. 29, 2021, 6:28 p.m.

Love the simplicity of this recipe and the taste is great!


Hannah - Oct. 27, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

So delicious! Never really liked store-bought granola and this is the first time I tried one myself. I had date syrup at home and used it instead, turned out amazing:)

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Hannah, we're so happy it was enjoyed 🤗


Deboleena - Oct. 21, 2021, 8:33 p.m.

So, so delicious! I ended up adding a tbsp each of chia and hemp seeds and 2 tbsp of raisins, from the optional add-ins. It's coconutty crispy goodness all round!

PUL Team - Oct. 22, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious! Thanks a bunch for sharing your take on this one, Deboleena, it means so much 🤗


Marta Lopez - Oct. 11, 2021, 12:52 a.m.

It's amazing receip


Vrinda - Oct. 10, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

Wow, look at the content quality and the new website!! This is amazing work guys! That’s a better upgrade, apple should learn from you! 😅 big fan of PUL recipes and the wholesome content!!

PUL Team - Oct. 10, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

This means so much more than we can express, Vrinda! Thank you ✨


Funda - Oct. 9, 2021, 4:47 p.m.

I love your recipes, especially this one. I made it so many times and I'm always coming back for more. It's so delicious.😍 Thank you so much for your hard work. In my opinion one can really feel how much love and care you put into your recipes. I'm really grateful to you and your team. ☺️

PUL Team - Oct. 10, 2021, 12:09 a.m.

Oh, Funda, you're too kind! Thank you for the support and helping make our PUL family so special 🥰


Hayat - Oct. 8, 2021, 4:46 a.m.

Absolutely delicious! So easy to make and the taste is sooooooooooo good❤️


Ariel - Sept. 13, 2021, 2:50 p.m.

This granola is so delicious! I'm glad I added the cinnamon to it, 'cause it just made it even better. I'm in love with it!


Janna - Sept. 12, 2021, 9:52 a.m.

Loved this recipe! I added some additional almond butter, just because I had it on hand :) It was very simple to make and I gave a big jar to my Dad for his birthday :)

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear a PUL recipe was part of the special day, Janna! Happiest of birthdays to your dad 🥳


Pamela - Sept. 10, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

BEST EVER GRANOLA! The first and only granola recipe I´ve tried, super easy to make. After tasting it for the first time I instantly knew there was no need to look for another recipe ever again.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

Such a huge compliment, Pamela, it means so much! Thank you for the glowing review 😃


aleksandra - Aug. 28, 2021, 7:39 p.m.

I have no words to describe how amazing this granola is. I make it almost every week. Thank you for sharing this recipe! <3

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Aleksandra, thank you for sharing! 🙂


Claudia - Aug. 1, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

This granola is so simple yet so amazing! 😍 I made it yesterday for the first time and had it this morning for breakfast with fruits and coconut yogurt. Delicious!


Carolin - July 24, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

One of my fav granola recipes. I’ve made it like a hundred times already 🙂 Easy and very tasty loaded with healthy ingredients. Thank you for this wonderful recipe 🙂🙂

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the granola, Carolin, thanks for sharing!


Sarah - July 12, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

This was my first time making homemade granola and I'm so glad I picked this recipe! It's perfectly sweet and great to have a cereal or with yogurt or just on its own (especially warm out of the oven) I will definitely be making this again and again


Catalin - July 11, 2021, 11:26 p.m.

Thank you for this! I've been enjoying it as breakfast or as a snack with some plant based yogurt. Great as always.


RM - July 9, 2021, 3:50 p.m.

This was one of the very first PUL recipe I made and it bowled me over. No number of stars do it justice.

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 9:58 p.m.

Thank you for this huge compliment, RM, we're so grateful to have you in our PUL community!


Sreyashi - July 9, 2021, 1:13 a.m.

Hi Sadia,

Thank you so much for sharing this quick, easy and delicious recipe! Made it without the sunflower seeds, but it turned out absolutely delicious and so so crunchy. I don't think I will ever go for store-bought granola again and I can't wait to try your other granola recipes as well!

Love your channel and everything that you share <3

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7 a.m.

Hello, Sreyashi! Thank you so much for the support. We're so grateful to have you in the PUL community 😃


Chelsea - July 8, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

A great breakfast and snack option! It's toasty in flavor and crunchy in texture, not overly sweet and so so easy to make~


Cory Couture - June 18, 2021, 5:25 a.m.

Fantastic and so yummy


Anissa Beatty - May 31, 2021, 3:54 a.m.

I love making all the recipes I have so far. Love the smoothies and granola. These recipes are flavorful and have opened my eyes that vegan eating can taste wonderful and not boring. I am trying to eat healthier and lose a lot of weight. It needs to become a way of life for me. You recipes have really helped. Thank you !!

My question is how long is the granola good for after making it?

PUL Team - June 2, 2021, 3:36 p.m.

Aww, thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your journey with food, Anissa! So lovely to hear 🥰 The granola can be stored in a sealed container (such as a glass storage jar or airtight container) on the counter for up to 3 weeks 🤗


Jen T - May 13, 2021, 6:05 a.m.

This granola has become a staple for me, I love enjoying it as cereal or atop smoothie bowls. I have been following PUL since 2018, and just wanted to say THANK YOU for pouring your hearts into the content you create. The website is INCREDIBLE! <3

PUL Team - May 13, 2021, 7:08 a.m.

Oh, Jen, you're such a gem! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL family. Thank you for making our community so special and for taking the time to share your kind words 🥰


Bene from Berlin - May 11, 2021, 11:10 p.m.

Hey Sadia! ☺️ Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe – I have never made my own granola before and I just love it!😋
Keep up your amazing work – you really help me to cook and eat more healthy meals!
P.S. your website looks so pretty!

PUL Team - May 12, 2021, 5:42 a.m.

Hey there, Bene! We're so happy that you enjoyed the granola and find the new website nice 😃 Sending lots of love to Berlin 🥰


Anna - April 21, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

Hi Sadia,

I made this granola and it was sooo good. I'll do it again, that's for sure! I also checked the calories again the "low sugar" store bought and it was the same, while the taste of the home made was a 100 times better.

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:36 a.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed the granola, Anna!


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - April 9, 2021, 8:45 a.m.

Fantastic yet simple granola! Another recipe proving that few ingredients can yield good results👏🏼
Crunchy, not too sweet (despite the maple syrup), and a discrete coconut flavour that suits everything. Amazing topping for smoothies.

PUL Team - April 9, 2021, 11:16 p.m.

This is so wonderful to hear, Louise! We love it on smoothies too 😍


Pooja - April 7, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

I started making this recipe a year ago and never looked back at the store bought ones. Thank you for this!

PUL Team - April 8, 2021, 6:39 a.m.

Aww such a lovely review! Thank you, Pooja :D


Catherine - April 2, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

Hi Sadie and the PUL team,

I made your toasted coconut and almond granola today. It's turned out so well!! My partner was eating it out of the roasting dish :)

I'm thrilled that I will no longer need to buy store granola.

I love your YouTube channel - tomorrow I'll be making your potato and pea curry, with Naan bread.

I love good food!

A big thank you!!
Catherine - from Cape Town in South Africa

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 1:52 a.m.

Hey there, Catherine! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the Granola! We hope the curry and naan went well 😃 Sending lots of love to Cape Town 🥰