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Toasted Coconut & Almond Granola

1 hr + 10 min


Homemade staple



10 ingredients or less


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.


(½ cup per serving)


1 hr + 10 min


10 min


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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!


  • * 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.


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

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Ge - Jan. 26, 2022, 2 a.m.

So good, thank you!

Kelly - Jan. 22, 2022, 5:32 a.m.

My new go-to recipe for delicious, easy-to-make granola!!

Chopping the raw almonds stimulates some really nice time for mindfulness. Such is my blossoming hippie comment for the day ...

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2022, 7:22 a.m.

It means so much, Kelly! Love the mindfulness when chopping too 😃

Alicia - Jan. 18, 2022, 5:26 p.m.

Soo delicious!! Pairs perfectly with strawberry yogurt :)

Katherine - Jan. 16, 2022, 10:43 p.m.

This recipe is now a big hit in my office. Everyone is obsessed!!

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, midnight

So happy it's being enjoyed, Katherine!

Cathy - Jan. 9, 2022, 7:29 p.m.

I love the idea of making my own granola and this recipe sounds amazing (like all your recipes). I currently have the first batch in the oven and it smells amazing but I am wondering if there is a way to make this oil free? Unsweetened applesauce maybe?

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

Hey there, Cathy, we hope you enjoy the granola! The oil helps the granola crisp up, which we're uncertain the applesauce will do as effectively. We haven't experimented with it though and it could be a fun one to test out. We'd love to hear how it goes if so 😊

In our healthiest ever granola (…), we used tahini and dates in place of oil so that may be another idea if you're interested and haven't already seen.

Séra - Jan. 8, 2022, 12:18 a.m.

So this is probably the most successful recipe I have used for granola! I used walnuts instead of almonds and added chia seeds, dried mango, and chocolate...and woah it is absolutely out of this world amazing! Thank you for all the beautiful recipes, I love your mantra and creativity with food :)

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2022, 6:35 a.m.

We're smiling from ear to ear, Séra - thank you for the support and for taking the time to share!

Monica - Jan. 7, 2022, 10:29 a.m.

This is the recipe I discovered you with, a while ago, and since then you are part of my life on Instagram and YouTube.
I bake regularly a big batch, and the smell in the house is amazing.

Thank you for all your recipes, they are versatile and easy to make, and it is such a pleasure to watch you in the process.
A big hug for you guys!

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

Oh, Monica, we're so glad you're enjoying the granola and PUL content! Sending an abundance of love in return 🤗

Menkhu - Dec. 23, 2021, 8:24 p.m.

Amazing 🤩

Christina Cardle - Dec. 21, 2021, 4:31 p.m.

I truly love each and every one of your recipes Sadia - and I love you guys as well, have a wonderful Christmas together and stay safe. Huge hugs from me, Christina in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

PUL Team - Dec. 22, 2021, 4:40 p.m.

Hi Christina! Thank you for the kind words and support, it means so much. Hugs to Scotland🤗

Sole - Dec. 16, 2021, 2:19 a.m.

Wow! Best granola I ever made, thank you!!

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Sole, thank you!

Dana - Dec. 12, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

I mixed this into your Banana Coffee Muffin recipe and the results were great :o)

PUL Team - Dec. 13, 2021, 8:15 a.m.

Ooo that sounds delicious, Dana, thanks for sharing 😃

Izabela - Dec. 9, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

Amazing! Best granola.

Adelka Kacorova - Dec. 7, 2021, 11:46 a.m.

This is SUCH A DELICIOUS granola!
I think it's the coconut addition that makes it for me. Yum!

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2021, 1:34 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Adelka✨🥥

Yvette Glynos - Dec. 7, 2021, 9:34 a.m.

I've been making my own granola now for nearly 2 years. And I love the variations that you offer. I especially this one.

Tara - Dec. 6, 2021, 11:46 p.m.

i made this recipe and it was delicious, i left out the sun flower seed because of food sensitivity. definitely making it again.

PUL Team - Dec. 7, 2021, 4:03 a.m.

So glad the granola was enjoyed - thank you, Tara!

Shell - Dec. 4, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

Yum. Made this before a festival and friends loved it. Great crunch and great ingredients.
The original measurements of maple make the granola super sweet (to sweet for my preference)
So next time will use the 1/3 cup tip :)

PUL Team - Dec. 4, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

Thanks for sharing the insight, Shell, we're so glad the granola was enjoyed in any case 🤗

Pooja - Dec. 3, 2021, 11:43 a.m.

Hi Sadia, many thanks for this simple yet incredible recipe. I made it and it turned out wonderful. I love having it for breakfast.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you many congratulations for your engagement.
And , you inspired me to donate to refugees. Thank you very much for letting me be a part of the good work.
There is no option here to post a picture otherwise I would have loved to show how the granola turned out . Thanks!! 😊

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

Hey Pooja, aw thank YOU for the very kind words and ongoing support - it means so much! We love to see creations on Instagram with the tag #pickuplimes or @pickuplimes if that's accessible for you 🤗

Sophie - Dec. 2, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

I am so happy about this recipe!! I sometimes do the healthiest ever granola and sometimes do the toasted coconut almond granola, coconut is one of my favourite ingredients and eating this with yoghurt and dried cranberries for breakfast makes the start of my day a burst of sunshine!!

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2021, 9:36 p.m.

Oh, Sophie, we're so thrilled the granolas are being enjoyed! Thank you 😃

Katherine - Dec. 2, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

This is our favorite granola ever! I always liked the coconut granola from trader Joe's but it was a bit too sweet. We love it so much and can't believe how easy it can be to make! Enjoy all your recipes and you are inspiring!

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2021, 5:10 p.m.

We're so honoured to hear, Katherine, and so happy PUL recipes are being enjoyed 🤗

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

PUL Team - Nov. 30, 2021, 2:27 a.m.

Hey there, Bindiya, a sincere thank you for the very kind words and continued support! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL community. To answer your two questions:
1) We'd recommend baking the raw shredded coconut on its own first if possible. This is because it may take a bit longer for the shreds to dry and bake than the rest of the granola. If you have access to a dehydrator, it may be worth trying to make homemade coconut shreds by dehydrating them as coconut sometimes burns easily in the oven in our experience.
2) We enjoy adding spices before baking for ease, although you can totally add them after baking if desired 😊

We hope this helps for now! Sending lots of love to Mississippi 😃

Bindiya Ganatra - Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 a.m.

Thank you so much for your prompt reply!
I do not own a dehydrated. Do you mind sharing instructions on how to bake fresh coconut meat shreds? Afterwards, I would love to send you a pic on this post, if that’s possible.

Just out of curiosity is this from Sadia herself or someone from the PUL team? :-)

Lots of Thanks!

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2021, 3:32 a.m.

Hiya Bindiya! It's the PUL team here for this one, but we're always passing along messages to Sadia, Robin, and other team members☺️

I've personally made coconut shreds from fresh coconut twice and found recipes online to be super helpful. The general steps included 1) Open and drain the coconut 2) Peel and clean the meat 3) Grate 4) Bake. It may be best to follow a recipe with a step-by-step list and tips for the best results!

If you end up experimenting with it and want to share pictures, you can share them on Instagram with the hashtag #pickuplimes or email us a copy at [email protected]. Thank you again for helping make our PUL community so special, Bindiya 💚

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 lol


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 🥰