Honey Coconut Grain-Free Granola

Grain Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Honey Coconut Granola
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Honey Coconut Grain-Free Granola features one of my favorite flavors, coconut! The granola is made with coconut chips, honey, pepitas, cashews, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, cinnamon, nutritional yeast, dates, and a touch of salt.

This recipe is inspired by a traditional homemade granola recipe that an old friend used to make for her family. It is so delicious! Unfortunately, she did not share the recipe. But, I do recall that the granola had honey and coconut. Her granola also had the best crunchy texture.

I wanted to see if I could develop a recipe that was similar that did not use any grains or butter. Also, I wanted to incorporate a chewy texture like other granolas I have tried that use raisins or dried cranberries.

I took a trip to Sprouts with my daughter. We strolled down the bulk aisles to see what was available. We picked out coconut chips, pepitas, cashews, and sunflower seeds. Once we got home, I went through the pantry to see what other ingredients we could add to give the recipe a buttery taste and a chewy texture that would balance the crunch from the coconut chips. I landed on chopped dates for the chewy texture, refined coconut oil, salt and nutritional yeast for the buttery flavor.

Now that I had all my building blocks for our grain-free granola, it was time to play. And, that we did. After a few recipe tests and taste tests, we landed on what I think is a great combination of crunch and chew.

The flavor of the honey, coconut, and the chew from the dates pairs nicely with the warmth from the cinnamon, and the flavors of the cashews, sunflowers seeds, pepitas and make for a well-rounded bite. 

I like to add the Honey Coconut Grain-Free Granola to my yogurt breakfast parfait. I recommend using your favorite dairy-free yogurt and fruit. Don’t forget to grab the honey and give it a healthy drizzle!

Occasionally, I like to break into the jar of Honey Coconut Grain-Free Granola as a quick snack. I find that I can’t stop myself from eating more than one serving. 

Honey Coconut Grain-Free Granola

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 7 mins Rest Time 30 mins Total Time 47 mins
Servings: 7
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Honey Coconut Grain-Free Granola is the perfect addition to your yogurt or as a standalone snack. This granola is a little sweet, a little salty, with warm cinnamon notes, a nice crunch, and a yummy chewy date surprise.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Mix the coconut chips, cashews, pepitas, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, and salt on your cookie sheet.

  4. Add in the Fancy Medjool dates.

  5. Mix in the refined coconut oil and honey.

  6. Evenly distribute on your cookie sheet. This will allow the mixture to bake evenly.

  7. Bake for 5-8 minutes (until golden brown).

  8. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Keywords: Honey, Coconut, Dates, Cashew, Sunflower Seeds, Pepitas, Refined Coconut Oil, Vegan

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