Pecan, Coconut, and Cherry Granola

Homemade granola is so easy to make, tastes WAY better than store bought granola, and is so much healthier (if you want it to be). I decided to whip up a batch this weekend. I had an afternoon snack with this granola over some Greek coconut yogurt and it was amazing! My kids both enjoyed their granola with a bit of milk and said it was “SO GOOD”! This homemade granola is great with yogurt, as cereal, plain, and over ice cream. If you have never made your own granola – try this recipe! It is so DELICIOUS!

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking dish with the silpat mat.

Heat the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat until just warmed and the oil has become a liquid. Set aside.

Combine the oatmeal, chopped pecans, coconut, salt, and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Add the maple syrup mixture to the granola mixture and mix well until evenly coated.

Spread out evenly on the baking sheet.

Place into the oven and bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 30-40 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and crispy. Cool completely on the baking sheet before adding the dried cherries. Pour the homemade granola into an airtight container. Enjoy!

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Pecan, Coconut, and Cherry Granola

Yield: 4+ cups

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil
3 tbsp real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of quick cooking oats
2 cups of pecans, chopped
1 cup of sweetened coconut, shredded
4 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup dried cherries (or more if desired)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking dish with the silpat mat.

Heat the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat until just warmed and the oil has become a liquid. Set aside.

Combine the oatmeal, chopped pecans, coconut, salt, and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Add the maple syrup mixture to the granola mixture and mix well until evenly coated.

Spread out evenly on the baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 30-40 minutes, or until it's golden brown and crispy. Cool completely on the baking sheet before adding the dried cherries. Pour the homemade granola into an airtight container. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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16 Responses to “Pecan, Coconut, and Cherry Granola”

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    Kris — December 8, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    Looks delicious! I make granola all the time. If we run out, I hear it right away from the family. I love to give it as hostess gifts too.
    Hope you are enjoying this holiday season!
    xo Kris

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    lenia — December 9, 2013 @ 2:23 am

    I could eat this every single morning!Perfection!!!
    Have a lovely week,dear!

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    Lia — December 9, 2013 @ 2:58 am

    Fabulous Pam.
    I love granola and I’m always looking for new suggestions and your is fab!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Jenn — December 9, 2013 @ 4:25 am

    Funny, I was going to make granola this weekend, but completely forgot to pick up the oats!! lol This sounds really good… and I agree.. homemade is so much better than store bought!!

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    Joanne — December 9, 2013 @ 5:33 am

    I’ve never actually made homemade granola! But with these fabulous flavors, I obviously need to ASAP.

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    sonia — December 9, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Hi There,
    This recipe is looking so appetizing and beautiful.Thanks for sharing awesome recipes!
    I cant wait to try my hands on it. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed browsing through your rest of the wonderful recipes. It was a real delight to see and learn so much from your each and every post. Hope to see more of your creative endeavors in the New Year. Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!!

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay Warm !
    Best Regards, Sonia

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — December 9, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Great granola recipe – I love mixing cherries and coconut – super festive too!

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    ela@GrayApron — December 9, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    What a great mix! Love that granola, the Holiday style :) ela

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    grace — December 9, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    i agree 100% about making granola at home. i’ve never tried including coconut oil–great suggestion!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — December 9, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    This sounds wonderful Pam, there’s no comparison to homemade granola. I love all the good stuff you’ve added too!

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    Marjie — December 9, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    You could see my girls and me making this the weekend before Christmas, amidst great protests from the boys, right? I’ve never used coconut oil in anything, though, so I would have to hunt some down.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — December 9, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    I’ve never made granola. But I should! This sounds absolutely delicious!

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    Blond Duck — December 9, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    Who doesn’t love granola?

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — December 10, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    I love granola for the afternoon snack!

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    Jovina Coughlin — December 10, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    I love homemade granola. I will have to try your recipe. I enjoy putting it on Greek yogurt. I will have to try your tip about coconut yogurt.

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