Coconut Maple Cinnamon Granola

  May 11, 2016  |  #Baked Goods

This Coconut Maple Cinnamon Granola is made with oats, maple syrup, cinnamon and coconut, and makes for a delicious tasty treat that’s good on its own or in any oatmeal, yogurt, or trail mix. 

Overhead view of maple cinnamon granola

I hope your week is going great! I’m doing more than just showing a day of snacks and meals today, I’m sharing your next healthy granola snack recipe with this Coconut Maple Cinnamon Granola.

So, ya’ll may be surprised to hear this, but until recently, I’ve been a take it or leave it girl with granola. I like it, but I’d never feel the need to buy it. Plus, there’s the fact that I’m allergic to most nuts, so I always have to be super careful about ingredients. I’d never really thought twice about making my own. HUGE MISTAKE. Those days are long behind me now. I’m a true granola believer and this healthy granola recipe will make you one, too.

Healthy Coconut Granola

I’m obsessed, and I foresee the creation of many more varieties coming. I instantly became infatuated the minute my oven started producing the amazing smells of maple and cinnamon- For a hot minute, I thought I was in a full-fledged bakery making rows and rows of freshly baked cinnamon buns. Coconut maple cinnamon granola will do that to you!

Let’s talk about cinnamon for a sec. I’m a cinnamon lover.  Did you know it may help in regulating blood sugar? I add it to just about everything, from yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal bowls, toast, so naturally, it was going to find its way into granola. But really, how could you even have granola without cinnamon? Like how would that exist? It just wouldn’t be the same.

jar of maple cinnamon granola

The hardest part about cooking this healthy granola is waiting for these little baby clusters to cool. As I mentioned above, you’re the master baker in your own little bakery and you just want to eat them all! Or just taste them to make sure they’re acceptable to sell in your non-existent bakery kitchen. Taste testing leads to superb products, right? Just quality assurance.

We went through the first batch so quickly that I experimented with round two, tweaking a few things.

Why You Should Make Coconut Maple Cinnamon Granola

The best part is that this takes 10 minutes to prepare, 45 minutes to bake, and uses 6 simple ingredients, which you probably already have at home. I’ll list them for you:

  • oats
  • cinnamon
  • coconut flakes
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil.

And, you’re avoiding all those weird-name store ingredients. So all of this greatness can be ready in an hour, but remember to allow some time to cool before breaking into chunks.

Sheetpan of homemade granola with coconut flakes

What sets this apart are the baked, caramelized crisp coconut flakes within the granola clusters, but then you also top it with light, fresher flakes. Match made in heaven.

small bowl of homemade maple cinnamon granola

 

Coconut Maple Cinnamon Granola

Coconut Maple Cinnamon Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

The rolled oats give you those complex carbohydrates for some satiating fiber, and the cinnamon and coconut make for a delicious tasty treat that's good on its own or in any oatmeal, yogurt, or salad concoction!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c Maple syrup
  • ¼ c coconut flakes, +2 tbsp for topping
  • ¼ c vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325-330. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients into large bowl and stir until combined well. Spread mixture onto baking sheet in an even layer (press down if you have to).
  2. Bake for 40-45 minutes. After removing from oven, top with 2 additional tbsp coconut flakes and let cool for 15-20 minutes, before breaking into pieces.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 8mg Carbohydrates: 35g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g

How Long Will it Last?

Oh, and this maple cinnamon granola should last up to a week, but I doubt it will be around that long.

closeup of Maple Cinnamon Granola

This healthy granola really goes perfectly over oatmeal or with a creamy, greek yogurt. My yogurt is much more pleasurable when it has a little crunch!

Coconut Maple GCinnamon Granola

 

More Snack Recipes:

 

How do you like your granola? 

Can granola exist without cinnamon?

Subscribe
WANNA KNOW THE BEST POST WORKOUT FOODS?
Grab your FREE list of the most nutritious post-run foods to refuel your body and muscles. No spam here, promise.

39 responses to “Coconut Maple Cinnamon Granola

  1. We have a nut allergy in our house too, so home made muesli or granola is a much safer option. This recipe looks great, I’ll have to try it. Love the coconut flakes!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

shares