This Coconut Cinnamon Maple 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.
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 Cinnamon Maple Granola.
I’d never really thought twice about making my own, until the last year or so. HUGE MISTAKE. Those days are long behind me now. I could easily spend lots of $$ on granola in the stores so it was about time I just did it myself.
I’m a true granola believer and this healthy granola recipe will make you one, too. Plus, granola is such a fabulous road trip food idea and is so portable.
I’m obsessed with this coconut granola, 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. Did you know it may help in regulating blood sugar? I add it to just about everything, from yogurt, yogurt smoothies, gluten free oatmeal bakes, 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?
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.
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.
And, you’re avoiding all those weird-name store ingredients with this easy sheet pan granola.
So all of this greatness can be ready in an hour, but remember to allow some time to cool before breaking into chunks.
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.
Oh, and this maple cinnamon granola should last up to a week, but I doubt it will be around that long.
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!
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How do you like your granola?
Can granola exist without cinnamon?