This Easy Granola with Coconut Sugar is made with a few simple ingredients that is nutty, crunchy, a little sweet and the delicious flavor of the coconut sugar really makes it so good.

Granola in a jar topped with dried cranberries

Homemade granola is just better than packaged, it just is. Especially when still a little warm right out of the oven. For this recipe, I used my favorite nuts, almonds and pecans and favorite dried fruit, cranberries.

I’ve been cooking and baking with coconut sugar lately and I am really loving it. If you’ve never tried it, it looks like brown sugar and smells like caramel but has more nutrients than granulated or brown sugar.

Easy granola in a glass bowl with Greek yogurt and blueberries

The coconut sugar I use is claimed to be lower on the glycemic index by the manufacturers, but that is still up for debate. What does this mean? They say it doesn’t give you a sugar spike the way the cane sugar does. This is not the reason I eat it, I eat it because I love how it tastes.

I prefer eating granola as a snack, right out of the container and also sprinkled over Greek yogurt because I need a good, flavorful crunch in my yogurt and on its own, it is not very exciting.

This Easy Granola is low calorie, just 134 calories per ¼ cup serving. Paired with a light yogurt and fresh fruit, you have a low calorie, healthy breakfast.

A spoonful of Greek yogurt with blueberries and granola

Gluten free

This recipe can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.

Optional add-ins

Unsweetened coconut, any dried fruit you like, any nuts that you like, sunflower seeds, vanilla.

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Yield: 6 cups

Easy Granola with Coconut Sugar

Easy Granola with Coconut Sugar in a jar with fresh blueberries

Old-fashioned oat is mixed with coconut sugar, almonds, pecans and dried cranberries.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup (145 grams) coconut sugar
  • 2 cups (312 grams) old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup (145 grams) unsalted, raw whole almonds
  • 1 cup (145 grams) unsalted pecan pieces
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (130 grams) dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F/130°C.
  2. To a small saucepan add the coconut sugar and 2 tablespoons water. Heat over low heat (be careful not to burn) while stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. To a mixing bowl add the oats, almonds, pecans, cinnamon and salt.  Pour the melted sugar over and mix well.
  4. Spread the mix onto a large baking sheet and smooth to an even layer and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, add the cranberries and stir. Smooth to an even layer and bake for a further 15 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer to sealed containers.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 51mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 3g