Almond Coconut Granola

Makes 7 cups (1.75 L)

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 60 min

2013 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 3rd place!


3 cups large flake oats 750 mL
1 cup slivered almonds 250 mL
¾ cup shredded coconut 175 mL
½ cup ground flax seed 125 mL
¼ cup dark brown sugar 60 mL
3 tbsp pure maple syrup 45 mL
3 tbsp canola oil 45 mL
½ cup dried diced apricots 125 mL
½ cup dried cranberries 125 mL
Homemade granola is always great to have on hand for an easy breakfast with yogurt and fruit, or to enjoy as a snack later in the day. Try using it in other recipes as well for a new flavour and variety.


Step 1
In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, coconut, flax seed, sugar, maple syrup and oil. Stir together until everything is well coated. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Step 2
Spread mixture onto rimmed baking sheet and bake in preheated 250°F (121°C) oven for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes until golden.

Step 3
Substitute any of your favourite dried fruits like raisins, blueberries, cherries, chopped dates or figs.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per ¼ cup
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 122
Fat / Lipides 6 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 10 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 16 g
Fiber / Fibres 2 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 3 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Kayley, from Timmins, helps measure and mix the ingredients for this granola.  She then adds it to yogurt for a healthy start to her day!