A Really Simple Coconut Granola

I do not like nuts in my granola. In fact, for me the less add ins the better the granola. I dislike nuts in almost everything, why ruin a perfectly good chocolate by adding nuts, WHY??. That said, this is a real basic granola recipe. You can build this recipe up by introducing nuts and dried fruits or you can keep as it is and you'll make what to me is the perfect granola. I don't like my granola super sweet, I lean more towards savory notes by using olive oil and adding a bit nutmeg. I insist that you use old fashioned rolled oats if you intend to make this. It makes all the difference. I have found that the other cuts of oat gives off a dusty texture which Iā€™m not really fond of. If you don't have any golden syrup, use brown sugar as a replacement. I hope you love this granola recipe as much as I do. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for at least 2 months though I don't know anyone personally who stores granola for that long. Enjoy!!




what you need

1 1/2 generous cups old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 to 1 cup coconut chips

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

Pinch of nutmeg

  • Thinly slice fresh coconut to make chips or you can buy already tastes coconut chips and add it to the granola when it cools down.

  • Use any vegetable/coconut oil in the absence of olive oil.


Combine all the ingredients except the coconut chips. Stir ingredients together. Pour into a small baking tray/dish (we want them to touch so the can form clusters ) and bake at 150C for 15 to 25mins or until golden brown. It should begin to smell toasty when done. Halfway through the cook, add the coconut chips and stir everything together.

When it's done, take it out of the oven (do not pour granola out of the baking tray/dish) and press granola down with a spoon. Allow it to cool down. Pressing it down will ensure it forms clusters