Almond Coconut Granola

2013 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 3rd Place!!

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!

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.  

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Makes: 7 cups (1.75 L)

Serving Size: 1/4 cup (60 mL)


  1. Substitute any of your favourite dried fruits like raisins, blueberries, cherries, chopped dates or figs.
  2. Store granola in a resealable bag or airtight container for up to 3 weeks.


Large flake oats

3 cups (750 mL) 

Slivered almonds

1 cup (250 mL)

Shredded coconut

3/4 cup (175 mL) 

Ground flax seed

1/2 cup (125 mL) 

Dark brown sugar

1/4 cup (60 mL)

Pure maple syrup

3 Tbsp (45 mL)

Canola oil

3 Tbsp (45 mL)

Dried diced apricots

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Dried cranberries                         

1/2 cup (125 mL)


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Stir in apricots and cranberries.

Nutrition Information for 1/4 cup (60 mL):

Calories: 140 kcal

Protein: 4 g

Fat: 7 g

Carbohydrate: 17 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 3 mg

Calcium: 29 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Last Update – March 21, 2024

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