Coconut Pecan Granola is a delicious granola recipe that’s made with rolled oats, shredded sweetened coconut, diced pecans, and maple syrup. This granola is the best way top your yogurt, fruit, or just eat it by the handful!
There is nothing more satisfying than the sweet crunch of good granola. This flavorful granola recipe is so easy to put together and makes a great yogurt topping or snack.
What makes this granola so delicious is the sweetness from the coconut and the depth and crunch from the pecans. I love to make extra and give the granola out as gifts or a thank you.
Granola is a great make-ahead recipe to have on hand. Plus, it’s much less expensive and healthier than buying store-bought granola.
Read on to see how easy it is to make Coconut Pecan Granola. After making this recipe, you may never buy store-bought granola again!
How to make homemade granola
To make granola you need to start with rolled oats. From here you can add a variety of flavors and toppings. To make a healthier granola, you can add chia seeds, flax seeds, or quinoa.
You will need to add some liquid to the rolled oats. For this recipe I use maple syrup and canola oil. You could use agave nectar, honey, or other types of oils.
To sweeten up the granola, you can add brown sugar, sweetened coconut, stevia, or skip the sweeteners altogether. You can also add nuts to the granola mixture before it bakes.
Low and slow is the best way to make granola. You will need about an hour to 75 minutes of baking time, plus stopping to stir the granola throughout the baking process. You will know your granola is done when it is light golden brown color.
Lastly, when the granola is baked and cooled, add in any toppings to the granola like raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, or pine nuts. Don’t add these to the baking mix, or you’ll end up with dried out and melted toppings.
How to store granola
Homemade granola can be store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to week. Because the granola has nuts in it, you are better off storing it in the refrigerator to keep the nuts tasting fresh. Store granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to month.
You can also freeze homemade granola. Just store in an airtight container and grab a handful whenever you need it.
Coconut Pecan Granola Recipe
Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola is an easy recipe that comes together fast! This recipe makes about 5-6 cups of granola, so one batch should last you a while. Read on to see how easy making homemade granola is!
To make the Coconut Pecan Granola, start by mixing together rolled oats, shredded sweetened coconut, diced pecans, and brown sugar in a large bowl.
Next, add in the wet ingredients. To the bowl stir in maple syrup and canola oil. Sprinkle on some kosher salt and mix well to ensure that all of the ingredients are combined.
how to bake coconut pecan granola
To bake this granola, you want to cook it low and slow. Meaning low heat that can take anywhere from an hour to 75 minutes.
Firstly, spread the granola evenly on a baking sheet.
Then, place in preheat 250 degree oven. You will need to bake the granola for at least an hour, stirring the granola every 15 minutes until it is done.
To ensure that your granola is crispy and evenly baked, you must mix it every 15 minutes while it bakes. Do this and you’re guaranteed to get perfect granola every time!
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I hope you love this recipe for Coconut Pecan Granola. Be sure to comment below if you try it. Enjoy!
Coconut Pecan Granola
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, coconut, pecans, and brown sugar.
- To the mixture, drizzle on maple syrup, oil, and salt. Toss well to combine. Spread mixture evenly over baking sheet.
- Bake for and hour to 75 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes during cooking. You'll know the granola is done when it is golden in color and has a nice crunch. Be careful not to overcook the granola. Once cooled, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.