Healthy Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola! Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast recipe. Shredded coconut, pecans, coconut oil, and honey all come together to make the best granola ever! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and vegan!

Every Wednesday before we go grocery shopping {double ad Wednesdays at Sprouts!} I ask my kids what they want to put on the list. Without fail, the first item they shout out is, “YOGURT!” They love it. The problem is, yogurt isn’t a very filling breakfast on it’s own, so it needs a companion. But not just anyone will do…most store-bought granolas aren’t worthy because they are loaded with sugar.  However, this Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola definitely meets the qualifications of a suitable partner for every kind of yogurt!

I don’t like yogurt…I know, I might be am weird. It’s a texture thing! But I L-O-V-E granola, especially this Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola . I sneak bites during every step of the baking process and have to remind myself to save some for Bethany and Gabe. The list of ingredients is short and they’re all nutritious!

Healthy Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola! Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast recipe. Shredded coconut, pecans, coconut oil, and honey all come together to make the best granola ever! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and vegan!

The mornings in my house are so sweet. Bethany, Gabe and Naomi waddle down the stairs in their cute PJs with their crazy morning hair and want to eat…immediately. You would think I starved them the day before because of how hungry they say they are. They also always have something very interesting to say.  I learn so much about what’s on their sweet little hearts by listening intently to what they tell me when they first wake up.

I think those precious morning moments are so important that I want to be fully present for them. I don’t want to be distracted by cooking breakfast everyday, so I choose to have lots of healthy, make-ahead options on hand and ready to go, like this Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola .

My kids are into sweet breakfasts, so I tend to stick to granola, muffins, breakfast bars, etc. No joke, recently Gabe cried when he had to try scrambled eggs. He put the first bite in his mouth, looked at me like I pinched him, and tears started streaming down his face. Even ketchup didn’t make them edible to my sweet  boy.

Healthy Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola! Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast recipe. Shredded coconut, pecans, coconut oil, and honey all come together to make the best granola ever! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and vegan!

Ritch and I cracked up because…it was hilarious. What kid doesn’t like scrambled eggs? Apparently mine. We could tell it was a legitimate dislike and he wasn’t just trying to get out of eating…so we let him forgo the eggs. We have a general “rule” in our family that everyone can have three foods they don’t like. Brussels sprouts is definitely on the list for everyone except for me. Zucchini is on Bethany’s list. And we learned scrambled eggs is on Gabe’s.

I love this Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola recipe because it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no refined sugar! It takes about 5 minutes to put together and 30 minutes to bake! I store it in an airtight container for up to two weeks (if it lasts that long)! It can also be frozen!

Healthy Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola! Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast recipe. Shredded coconut, pecans, coconut oil, and honey all come together to make the best granola ever! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and vegan!

Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola: Substitutions

Here are a few acceptable substitutions for this recipe. As always I recommend making it exactly as written.

Coconut oil. Butter can be used in place of coconut oil as long as it complies with your dietary needs!

Honey. Any liquid sweetener should work great in this recipe. I have used honey and maple syrup {for a vegan option} with great results.

Old-Fashioned Oats. Quick-cooking oats can be substituted but you might need to add an extra TBS or two of coconut oil or sweetener! Steel cut oats do not work in this recipe.

Pecans. Chopped almonds or walnuts are also delicious options to use in this recipe. If you are allergic to nuts, simply increase the amount of oats/coconut by 1/2 cup.

Healthy Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola! Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast recipe. Shredded coconut, pecans, coconut oil, and honey all come together to make the best granola ever! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and vegan!

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Coconut Pecan Granola

Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 -12 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together oats, coconut, cinnamon, salt and pecans. Set aside.
  3. Melt honey and coconut oil together in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla to warm coconut oil/honey mixture. Stir until combined.
  5. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until all dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  6. Spread on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring the granola half way through baking time. It may feel soft when you remove it from the oven, but it gets harder and crunchier as it cools so please be careful and do not over bake!
  8. Allow the granola to cool and eat it with your favorite yogurt or milk! Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Healthy Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola! Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast recipe. Shredded coconut, pecans, coconut oil, and honey all come together to make the best granola ever! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and vegan!

On a side note. Yesterday was one of those days where everything that could go wrong, did! I even had to leave church early because Gabe peed all over himself (and we aren’t even potty training yet, Lord HELP me)! Then at the end of the night I saw that one of my favorite bloggers at Ambitious Kitchen had regrammed a picture I took of her paleo chocolate chip cookies. I love her blog and all her recipes!  It’s just a picture, I know, but it was a sweet surprise at the end of a pretty crummy day.

*Note: this post and has been updated with new photos because it’s one of our favorites! It was originally posted February 22nd, 2016*

Question: have you ever made your own granola at home?! 

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Healthy Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola! Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast recipe. Shredded coconut, pecans, coconut oil, and honey all come together to make the best granola ever! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and vegan!