Posted on February 15 2021Jump to Recipe
Homemade, healthy Classic Coconut Raisin Granola is simple, golden and crunchy, flavourful and PACKED with alllll the good stuff! Made with old fashioned oats, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, raisins, seeds and a dash of coconut sugar – anyone can bake this delicious granola to perfection in minutes.
I’m so in love with this easy breakfast recipe, I can’t wait to share it with you!
Is Homemade Classic Coconut Raisin Granola healthy / good for you?
Why yes it is! Thanks for asking.
For many reasons, which I will go into below, homemade granola is the way to go if you are following a health-conscious lifestyle and like to be gluten-free, sugar-free and/or vegan.
What I love most about this granola (apart from how delicious it is), is that you can make a big batch, store it in an air-tight container and your breakfast is 99% done for the next 10 days.
All you have to do in the mornings is throw some Classic Coconut Raisin Granola in a bowl and top it with fresh fruit, your favourite yoghurt (dairy or vegan), a dash of milk (dairy or plant), a drizzle of raw honey or maple syrup and you’ve got yourself the most delectable breakfast bowl EVER.
I literally look forward to my breakfast from one morning to the next!
It’s likely my favourite meal of the day at the moment.
Also, check out my Sugar-Free Cookbook GOOD AND SWEET for 40 healthy breakfast, sweet treat and dessert recipes that will knock your socks off!
For now though, back to this homemade granola and all the reasons why YOU should make it really SOON…
6 Reasons why Classic Coconut Raisin Granola is so good for you:
- Oats – Oh how I love thee, sweet oats! They’re a gluten-free whole grain, a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. They are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, and they contain more protein than most grains.
- Oats also contain a powerful soluble fibre called Beta-Glucan which is known to reduce cholesterol, reduce blood sugar, increase feeling of fullness and increase growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.
- Desiccated coconut and coconut oil – wonderful sources of healthy fat that contain many minerals and anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Raisins – a good source of fibre, iron, calcium and antioxidants. And a wonderful naturally sweet addition to granola so long as the quantity is kept moderate.
- Lastly, granola can aid in weight loss as oats, coconut and raisins along with some fresh fruit can keep you feeling full for the whole morning, so you can avoid snacking until lunch time. It certainly works well for me!
- Plus, homemade granola is a whole heck of a lot cheaper than store bought. With the added benefit of knowing exactly what ingredients are being used.
I don’t know about you but this always gives me peace of mind!
In order to keep your homemade granola crispy-crunchy and delicious (because nobody likes soggy granola!), store it in an airtight container and keep it in a cool place for up to 3 weeks.
If you live in a very hot, humid climate like I do for half of the year, it’s not a bad idea to store your granola in the fridge, especially if you don’t go through it fast. It will last for a good month or more this way!
SO, to summarise:
Classic Coconut Raisin Granola is:
- Delicious and crunchy
- Nutrient and antioxidant dense
- Low calorie
- High in healthy fat
- High in fibre and complex carbs
- Wonderful served with your favourite yoghurt (diary or vegan), a dash of milk (dairy or plant) and nature’s bounty – fresh fruit
You literally can’t go wrong with this easy recipe, give it a try soon and don’t forget to leave me a comment to tell me what you think of it!
I’m SO excited to hear your thoughts.
Let’s get healthy-crunchy-homemade-granola baking!
Homemade, healthy Classic Coconut Raisin Granola. It’s simple, golden and crunchy, flavourful and PACKED FULL of alllll the good stuff!
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp coconut flour , heaped
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar , (can use raw honey or maple syrup)
- 7 tbsp coconut oil , melted
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup mixed raisins with citrus peel
Preheat oven to 220°C (428°F).
In a large baking tray, stir together oats, coconut flour, desiccated coconut and coconut sugar. Stir in coconut oil until evenly coated.
Bake for 12 minutes, remove from oven and stir. Bake for a further 10 minutes until golden and crunchy.
Allow to cool completely before stirring in sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and raisins.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 weeks. If you live in a hot and humid climate you might want to store the granola in the fridge where it should last for a month or more.
After cooking, you can add any nuts and seeds you love and any dried fruit. I kept this recipe super simple and classic but you can really have fun with it if you like!