Recipe for Super Chunky Coconut Granola

By: Dr. Lesley D'Souza, ND, Oct 11, 2019
Granola Bars, Naturopathic Doctor, Oakville ON, Super Chunky Coconut Granola

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I came across this yummy recipe fro granola I thought I would share with you!

Extra crunchy coconut granola with slivered almonds, dried blueberries, and rolled oats! 10 ingredients, naturally-sweetened, butter-free, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.

Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 3 1/4 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups (135 g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened coconut flake (large flakes are best)
  • 1/2 cup (54 g) slivered raw almonds (or raw almonds, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) raw pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp (12 g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: 1/4 cup dried fruit (my favorite is blueberry)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Add oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl - stir to combine.
  3. To a small saucepan, add coconut oil and maple syrup. Warm over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently until the two are totally combined and there is no visible separation. Add vanilla, whisk once more.
  4. Immediately pour over the dry ingredients and stir to combine until all oats and nuts are thoroughly coated. Arrange on a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and turn the pan around so the other end goes into the oven first (so it bakes evenly).
  6. To keep this granola chunky, don’t stir during baking, or right after. This will help it form together and create “chunks”, so handle as little as possible!
  7. Bake 5-7 minutes more, watching carefully as to not let it burn. You'll know it's done when the granola is golden brown and very fragrant.
  8. Let cool completely before enjoying. Add dried fruit to the pan while the granola is cooling (optional). Break into clumps.
  9. Store in a sealed bag or container at room temperature for 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  10. This is delicious as is, or with almond or coconut milk, flax seed meal, hemp seeds, and banana!

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4 (1 of 13 total servings) Calories: 159 Fat: 10.5 g Saturated fat: 5.1 Carbohydrates: 14.6 g Sugar: 5.6 g Sodium: 38 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Protein: 2.8 g

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Dr. Lesley D’Souza, ND began her studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology with a minor in psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario which is an accredited four-year, intensive post-graduate naturopathic medical program. As part of her studies, Dr. Lesley completed a twelve-month internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the largest naturopathic clinic in North America. 

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