Coconut MacNut Granola

This crunchy granola has all the tropical vibes with both coconut and macadamia nuts. There's really nothing better than homemade granola, and this one is such fun.


  • 0.5 c maple syrup
  • 0.5 c coconut oil
  • 0.5 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp macadamia nut liqueur (or vanilla)
  • 4 c old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp cardamom
  • 1.5 c toasted coconut
  • 1.5 c macadamia nuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Melt the maple syrup, coconut oil, and applesauce over low heat, then remove from the stove and cool until luke warm. This also works fine in the microwave.
  3. Stir in the MacNut liquor (or vanilla).
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, cardamon, and salt. Pour the wet mixture over the top and mix well to combine.
  5. Spread the mixture across a very large sheet tray; the more contact the oats have with the sheet tray, the more effectively they’ll brown. If needed, divide it between two sheet trays.
  6. Bake at 350 for about ~35-40 minutes until the oats are evenly and lightly browned. Stir after 10 and 20 minutes to make sure all of the mixture gets contact with the sheet tray. Don’t stir toward the end of the baking time or after you take the granola out; leaving it undisturbed will help it to form some larger clumps.
  7. Cool completely by setting the sheet tray on a wire rack.
  8. Stir in the toasted coconut and MacNuts only after the granola has cooled.
  9. Store your granola in a sealed container to keep it crunchy!