Homemade Granola

Lemon Blueberry Coconut Granola

Lemon Blueberry Coconut Granola

I love making my own granola. It takes just a few minutes of prep work, a handful of ingredients, and it’s totally customizable in terms of mix-ins. Also, it’s significantly cheaper than store-bought, so you can put the money you save towards things like fancy coconut water and new shoes. At least that’s what I tell myself!

I used one of my favorite flavor combinations—lemon blueberry—as the inspiration for this granola recipe, but I also upped the ante with a generous amount of coconut flakes, a touch of coconut sugar for sweetness, and I subbed out the more traditional canola for coconut oil. There’s just a quarter of a cup in the entire recipe—another advantage to making your own granola. You get to control the oil.

Homemade Granola

This healthy granola is bright and summery, with just the right amount of sour lemon, sweet dried blueberries, and crunchy toasted coconut. Lemon in granola is a little bit unexpected, but it might just be my new favorite addition.

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Lemon Blueberry Coconut Granola

Homemade Granola

Lemon Blueberry Coconut Granola

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: about 8 half cup servings


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 22 mins

Total Time: 27 mins

This homemade granola beats out pre-packaged granola any day. It’s simple, delicious, affordable, and easily customized to your favorite mix-ins and flavors!

Homemade Granola

Lemon Blueberry Coconut Granola

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or sub additional vanilla)

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: about 8 half cup servings

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 22 mins Total Time: 27 mins

This homemade granola beats out pre-packaged granola any day. It’s simple, delicious, affordable, and easily customized to your favorite mix-ins and flavors!

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and stir until everything is well-combined.
  • Spread the mixture onto a large, rimmed, parchment-lined cookie sheet in an even layer and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Stir the granola and bake it for an additional 10-12 minutes, until it’s golden brown.
  • Allow the granola to cool completely before transferring it to a glass container.

Notes [2]

Too hot to turn on the oven? This recipe also makes great muesli!

Feel free to play around with the mix-ins. Trade out the dried blueberries for raisins, add in some sliced almonds or a sprinkle of cinnamon – the possibilities are endless!

Copyright © 2020 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. I. adore. you. That is all. 😉

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Kait! I adore you too! 🙂

  2. This looks and sounds great Amanda. Off to check out the recipe!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Heather! 🙂

  3. Jennifer S says

    Yum! This is perfect for summer!

    FYI, I used your oatmeal raisin cookie recipe tonight. I did make a couple of substitutions (avocado for Earth Balance and a mix of flax seed “egg” and homemade yogurt for the applesauce) but otherwise everything was the same and they are fantastic!

    1. Amanda says

      I’ll have to try the avocado instead of Earth Balance – what a genius idea!!! I’m so glad the cookies turned out!

      1. Jennifer S says

        Yes! Its my most favorite butter substitute. I’ve got picky eaters in my family, so I have to sneak veggies/fruits in where ever I can. I’m becoming a veggie sneaking ninja. I’ve used avocado in everything from bread to frosting…I’ve never had it go wrong.

        And ALL those cookies were gone in, like, a few hours!

  4. Lizzy says

    The granola looks fab!…already ordered from VitaCost (as per your recommendation) for the ingredients I was missing. Let ya know how it works out…We looove Granola with nut milk or a muffin topping or just straight from hand to mouth;D

    1. Amanda says

      I was really happy with Vitacost – low prices and free/fast shipping. It’s going to be trouble for me. 😉

      I hope you like the granola!

      1. Lizzy says

        Made the granola this morning and to my hubby’s delight…he was starving after his workout and gobbled it down with some almond milk.
        Mine turned out a little too golden brown but still yummy. I think next time I’ll just lower the oven temp to about 275 and bake for about 20 minutes or so and see what happens. I did happen to add some white chia seeds to up the nutrition even more. Love that it wasn’t super sweet.
        Couldn’t help picking at it each time I walked while it was cooling;D
        Thanks so much for your Blog and you’re inspiring recipes.

      2. Amanda says

        Thanks for letting me know how it turned out! It sounds like our oven temps vary a little – I have a suspicion mine may run cool, which could explain why your granola turned out a little too golden. I love that you added chia seeds – what a great addition!

  5. Lisa says

    This! I subbed dried cranberries and orange zest/orange juice with some fresh ground cinnamon with a few crushed baked almonds on top! I served it up with your cashew yogurt too. Thank you and I LOVE this blog. Keep going!!!

    1. That sounds SO good, Lisa!!

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