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