Blueberry Coconut Granola

Homemade granola is so much easier to make than one might think! So stop buying those prepackaged, overpriced bags of granola at the grocery store and get out your mixing bowls. Everything is mixed together, dumped onto a baking sheet and baked until golden brown and crunchy. Sounds super easy, right? That’s because it is!

The best part about making your own granola is that you can customize it to your preferences. Don’t have dried blueberries on hand? Why not throw in a handful of dried cranberries? Almonds not your favorite nut? No problem, throw in some pecans! You can even substitute the coconut oil for regular unsalted butter if you want. It is totally up to you! :) Packed with crunchy oats, toasted nuts, healthy seeds, coconut and dried blueberries that will keep you going throughout your day. Try it sprinkled over yogurt, eaten by the handful, or even with a splash of milk. :D

Blueberry Coconut Granola

Blueberry Coconut Granola...you won't believe how easy it is to make your own granola!

Yield: about 5 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup pepitas
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flax seeds
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
3/4 cup dried blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a large bowl combine oats, coconut, almonds, pepitas, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and flax seed; set aside.
In a medium bowl combine coconut oil, syrup, vanilla and coconut extract. Pour over the oat mixture; stir until well combined. Spread the mixture into a large rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until granola is golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Stir in dried blueberries. Let cool completely before storing. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Source: adapted from Two Pea's & Their Pod

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23 Responses to “Blueberry Coconut Granola”

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    Michael Ann — August 10, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Look fabulous!! What are pepitas?

    • Christina replied: — August 10th, 2012 @ 11:47 am

      Pepitas are pumpkin seeds! :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 10, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Gorgeous! I just posted about granola the other day, it was my first time making it! I used coconut oil, and it was delicious. I love your blueberries in there!

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    Roxanne — August 10, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Michael Ann I believe pepitas are pumpkin seeds.

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    glitzgirlzglamourguide — August 10, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    healthy & tasty! love it!
    http://www.glitzgirlzglamourguide.com

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    Karen — August 10, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Now that is a nice way to start the day. I like that you added pepitas to the mix.

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    amy@afternoonpopcornsnack — August 10, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    Oh, this sounds very yum! And I love pumpkin seeds. Never though of including them in granola. Thank you for sharing!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — August 10, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Yum! I love homemade granola, especially when it’s coconut. Now, I’m firmly opposed to dried fruit in my granola, but blueberries do sound good in this.

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    ChgoJohn — August 10, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    This is the 2nd granola recipe I’ve seen today. I must admit, as a non-breakfast person, that bowl of your granola does look like a great way to start the day — even better than Cap’n Crunch. :)

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    cht7 — August 10, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    Yum! Love granola! This looks so tasty. Nice photos too! Thanks!

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    Stronglikemycoffee — August 11, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Ooooh I love a bowl of yummy granola with milk for breakfast and dried blueberries are super good too :)

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    Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) — August 11, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    I just made blueberry coconut pudding today! I absolutely adore the combination! This granola is surely next on my list! :)

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    Anita Menon — August 11, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    Looks absolutely fabulous.. love all the ingredients. Sounds easy to make and you are right about making it home being better than shopping for it in supermarket.

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    Kim Kelly - Liv Life (@LivLifeToo) — August 11, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    We are somewhat granola obsessed lately… this one had EVERY ingredient that I like in mine… I think it’s a must try!

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    Cassie Laemmli (@BakeYourDay) — August 11, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    This is perfect Christina! I am such a big fan of homemade granola. I was actually thinking about making some this morning before realizing we were out of oats. This is first on my list now!

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    jen laceda — August 11, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    I’ve not made my own granola yet, but I ought to! It’s a hell lot healthier than store-bought ones! It looks simple enough for someone like me :)

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    wendy@chezchloe — August 12, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I make loads of granola and meusli… but have never used coconut oil. I’m about to make a fresh batch this week and will definitely try the blueberry coconut combo. Thx :-)

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    Sally — August 12, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    Hi Christina! You are so right… homemade granola is MUCH easier than one would think! I make my own granola almost weekly. It’s great for us runners, right?! And coconut is my latest favorite granola addition. I love your recipe!

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    chasingtimemedia — August 14, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    Looks so good!!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — August 17, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    I only recently discovered how good homemade granola is, and I’ve been collecting recipes for it every since. This one looks so good!

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    Jen | Family Sponge — August 22, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    I made coconut granola recently too! I learned how to make it have chunks in it and it’s awesome. I haven’t tried dried blueberries, but your pics are looking so good!

    http://familysponge.com/food/yummy-treats/coconut-granola/

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    daisyandthefox — November 6, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    always love a good granola!! gotta try this recipe out :)

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    Sarah — March 30, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    This may possibly be the best granola I’ve ever had. I used almonds and pecans and 2 tablespoons wheat bran and it turned out great! So crunchy! Thanks for a great recipe!

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