Skip the granola aisle at the grocery store because this Easy Coconut Granola with Hazelnuts is healthy, easy to make, and packed with flavor and crunch! After a quick 18 minute bake, you’ll have a nutritious breakfast or snack that lasts for weeks.
Homemade coconut hazelnut granola
You’ll never go back to expensive store-bought granola after trying this Easy Coconut Granola with Hazelnuts. Not only is it versatile, crunchy, and oh so flavorful, but it’s a breeze to make! The best part is the batch will last for weeks so you’ll always have some ready to enjoy as a quick breakfast with a morning smoothie or blueberry muffin.
Learning how to make homemade granola is really easy. All you need are a few basic ingredients, all of the flavor-enhancers you like, and a few minutes to bake the mixture in the oven. The process is over after just 5 simple steps!
Just like my Seeded Apricot and Coconut Granola, this homemade granola recipe is a healthy breakfast or snack that never skips on the flavor. Use the recipe as a blank slate and add as many mix-ins as you like - healthy or unhealthy! There is no limit to the flavors you can add.
What is granola?
Granola is a sweet and crunchy mixture made from oats, liquid sweeteners, and a few flavor enhancers. You can add lots of ingredients to homemade granola to give it more texture, like coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, or chocolate. Once the granola ingredients are mixed together, it bakes quickly in the oven to enhance the flavors, aromas, colors, and texture.
- Oats - Old fashioned rolled oats are best in granola recipes because they become crunchy when toasted and hold their shape well. Quick oats will work too but won’t need to be baked as long. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats if you need the granola to be gluten free!
- Coconut - I love the crunch from unsweetened coconut flakes. You can always swap these for shredded coconut if you prefer.
- Hazelnuts - They aren’t just for Nutella! Hazelnuts are a delicious, earthy, and slightly sweet nut that go so well in this comforting coconut granola.
- Coconut oil and honey - Oil is essential and helps the granola crispy up in the oven while the honey provides the sweetness. Feel free to swap the honey with maple syrup or use extra virgin olive oil if you don’t have coconut oil.
- Ground flaxseed - This was the mix-in of my choice because it adds to the nuttiness and crunch, and is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. There are plenty of other healthy mix-ins to choose from, so feel free to get creative!
- Warm spices - A mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt give this granola recipe lots of warmth and comfort.
How to make coconut granola with hazelnuts
Step 1: Mix everything together. Mix all of the granola ingredients (except the coconut flakes) together in a large bowl.
Step 2: Bake the granola. Spread the mixture into an even, thin layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until the granola is very fragrant and golden brown.
Step 3: Let it cool. Leave the toasted granola to cool completely. It’ll continue to crisp up and you’ll get those delicious chunks!
Step 4: Serve or store. Stir the coconut into the cooled granola. Either serve it right away or store the granola in a jar for later.
More granola mix-ins
You don’t have to stop at just hazelnuts and coconut. Get creative and add all kinds of fun mix-ins into your granola, such as:
- Nuts and seeds - Cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, chia seeds, hemp hearts, ground or whole flaxseeds, walnuts, or pecans.
- Spices - Turmeric, paprika, cinnamon, cardamom, cocoa powder, allspice, nutmeg, or ginger.
- Citrus zest - Orange and lemon zest are best.
- Sweeteners - Maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract, or agave syrup.
These mix-ins can be added AFTER the granola is finished baking and cooling:
- Candy and chocolate - Chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, candy-coated chocolate, or sprinkles.
- Dried fruits - Fried blueberries, dried figs, raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots, or freeze-dried strawberries.
How long does homemade coconut granola last?
Homemade granola will last for up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Make sure the batch is completely cool before storing it away!
Enjoy your homemade granola with these recipes and more:
- Acai Smoothie Bowl
- Tropical Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- Coconut Banana Bread Cupcakes
- Classic Scrambled Egg & Cheese Toast
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Coconut Granola with Hazelnuts
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Tray
- 1 ½ cups (243 g) Old Fashioned Oats
- ¾ cup (200 g) Chopped Hazelnuts
- ¼ cup (40 g) Ground Flax Seed
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
- ¼ tsp Ground Cardamom
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup (109 g) Coconut Oil , melted
- ¼ cup (113 g) Honey
- ½ cup (63.75 g) Unsweetened Coconut
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix together all ingredients other than the unsweetened coconut in a large bowl.1 ½ cups Old Fashioned Oats, ¾ cup Chopped Hazelnuts, ¼ cup Ground Flax Seed, ½ teaspoon Cinnamon, ½ teaspoon Nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon Ground Cardamom, ½ teaspoon Salt, ¼ cup Coconut Oil, ¼ cup Honey
- Spread on a parchment paper or silicone mat and bake for 15-17 minutes making sure to stir every five minutes or so until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool. As the granola cools, it will continue to crisp up! Once cooled, stir in your unsweetened coconut flakes until combined.½ cup Unsweetened Coconut
- Store in an airtight container for a maximum of two weeks once cooled and enjoy!