{SRC} Coconut Granola

coconut granola

by Megan on July 9, 2012

It’s Secret Recipe Club time, and this month were making granola!  I love eating homemade granola with Greek yogurt and any kind of berry for breakfast. Not only is it crazy delicious,, but it satisfies my inner shinny chick. I think tasty, she thinks healthy. Well…  she says at least healthier then a pop tart.  This is one meal we can both agree on.

This month I was assigned to  Melissa’s blog,   I Was Born To Cook.  It’s a journal of recipes,  stories and more from the kitchen of a 1st generation Italian/Greek girl from New Jersey. She has a ton of tasty looking recipes but since I’m out of my homemade cereal, the granola recipes caught my eye. I told you I have been craving coconut.   So I took her Walnut Cinnamon Granola recipe , and I adapted it into a very addicting Coconut Granola

coconut granola recipe

This recipe is so easy, and quick to make. I actually made it during vacation, on the dunes of the Oregon Coast, in a little travel trailer.  I bagged up the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar in a large zip lock baggie. Then all I had to do was mix the wet ingredients in a measuring cup, pour the wet ingredients into the Ziploc with the dry, and shake it up. I then poured it all onto a cookie sheet and popped it into the oven. It made the whole camp site small delicious. My 17 year old, who wont even try my other homemade granola, couldn’t keep her paws out of this one. You have no idea how that speaks volumes,  for this granola!


I Love this recipe. My inner skinny chick loved this recipe. Even the kid loved this recipe, and I hope you do too!


Coconut Granola
Adapted from I Was Born To Cook


  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup Almonds, sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. In a big bowl, combine oats, nuts , coconut and brown sugar.
  3. In small bowl, blend together coconut oil, honey and cinnamon.  Stir until combined.
  4. Stir in vanilla and coconut extract.
  5. Pour over oat mixture and mix well.
  6. Spread mixture evenly over baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  7.  Stir and bake for another 15 minutes.
  8. Cool thoroughly and store in an airtight container.
    Makes about 8 cups.
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1 melissa@IWasBornToCook July 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

Glad I could help out with your cereal dilemma!

2 Lisa~~ July 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Your granola sounds divine, I love the coconut and almonds together, yum.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

Cook Lisa Cook

3 Elizabeth July 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I made this recipe five minutes after recieving it! I had never made my own granola before, and I thought this was a great one to try since I had everything on hand. This was so easy and really really good! The only change I made was to add a cup of dried tart cherries, because I love fruit in my granola. Thanks for a great one, love it!

4 Shelby July 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I love granola and yogurt too…so much! This recipe sounds pretty darn delish to me. I love anything with coconut and almonds in it!

5 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef July 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

i am definitely making this soon! i love coconut :)

6 Katrina July 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I love that–inner skinny chick! My favorite breakfast, too–Greek yogurt with homemade granola and fruit!

7 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes July 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm

It sounds great! We’ll have to whip up a batch when you come to visit.

8 Veronica July 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

It has been 5 years since I last made granola, but I think that will change now. This one is calling me back! Sounds sooo good!

9 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! July 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love this recipe too and it’s a great one for my daughter-in-law hen she goes camping…Coconut I go crazy for coconuts….

10 Jamielyn@iheartnaptime July 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

This looks super yummy! It was so fun to meet you at EVO. I look forward to keeping up with your blog.

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