Coconut Cinnamon Maple Granola

  May 11, 2019  |  #Baked Goods

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. 

Overhead view of cinnamon maple granola with coconut flakes on blue mat | Bucket List Tummy

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.

So, you 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, until I made this recipe and my pumpkin peanut butter granola.

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.

Is Cinnamon Maple Granola Healthy?

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?

It just wouldn’t be the same.

Easy cinnamon maple granola in mason jar | Bucket List Tummy

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.

What Do You Need For 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. 

You’ll need:

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.

Sheetpan of homemade maple 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


Overhead view of maple cinnamon granola

Coconut Cinnamon Maple Granola

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

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. 



  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 30-35 minutes. After removing from oven, top with 2 additional tbsp coconut flakes and let cool for 15-20 minutes, before breaking into pieces.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g

How Long Will Maple Granola 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!

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39 responses to “Coconut Cinnamon Maple Granola

  1. YUM! Maple coconut! This granola looks and sounds perfect! And yay for WIAW! I finally did one today! <3
    Happy Wednesday!!
    xoxo Cailee!

  2. Some simple granola makes for such a wonderful breakfast! I should try making some again sometime.
    I totally hear you on the whole snack-turning-into-meal thing. That happened to be the other night. I started into some chips, then decided I was hungry enough to add a chicken breast and a salad. Oops. : )

    1. It happens to me alot, the snacks just don’t hold me over. Hence, I gravitate towards more smaller “meals” throughout the day! We just have to listen to our hunger cues.

  3. It was great to meet you last night and that dinner was definitely delicious! And this granola looks delicious too 🙂 I’m just like you – didn’t care much about the stuff until I started making my own and now I am hooked! Homemade is always better, right? This looks like a great nut-free option to try – yum!

  4. I have been thinking about making some granola for like… 3 weeks but I have not had the time/motivation/energy to do so. When I saw cinnamon my ears pricked right up! I just so happen to be having a total reading/baking/organising/blogging day tomorrow and this has made the recipe list for sure. They are the perfect snack to have at work when we’re super busy over long weekend shifts. Thanks for this one Sarah!

  5. Yep – totally have all of these ingredients!! Granola is one of my favorite things to make homemade. It’s just so darn simple and so fun to experiment with!

  6. Wow, that looks like the simples granola recipe I’ve ever seen. I’m looking forward to hearing about the Charlotte Food Bloggers event. Granola is that kind of a snack where you can just stick your hands in many times and be surprised at how much you’ve eaten. 🙂

  7. I would love to go to a blogger food event–its nice not to feel crazy about food photos for once i bet hahaha. I cant have granola without cinnamon…cinnamon is necessary! I also love some cacao nibs for chocolate flavor in mine!

  8. That yogurt bowl looks like perfection- insert eye heart emoji here. Jealous of your local bloggers event- I only know two other Philly bloggers and would love to have a bigger network of people to meet and chat with- looking forward to your full recap!

    1. It was my first event but it seems like it will be a great resource – everyone was so nice and friendly! I’ve definitely tried to immerse myself in as many meet up groups as possible about blogging and networking.

  9. Granola is so dang addictive!! I can’t help but it have handful after handful.
    I had cottage cheese for breakfast with granola yesterday, an old favorite combination of mine, and I loved it! Definitely want to make this so I can have it again.

  10. I so easily forget about granola and how damn easy it is to make your own. But then I make a batch and the smell of my house is enough to make me a total convert again. My favorite granola tip/hack is adding egg whites to my liquid mixture – this somehow create big CLUSTERS that stick together. Oh man I’m such a cluster girl. Try giving it a go.
    And no – granola most absolutely definitely could not exist without cinnamon. Not even a little bit.
    PS – I have no idea what any of those fancy things were that you got at your dinner – haha – but so cool you got to attend such a ritzy blog event!

    1. I am totally going to try the egg whites next time – thanks for the tip! I did not know what everything was at the event, but I was open to eating it all ha 🙂

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