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Coconut Cardamom Granola is the perfect easy grab and go breakfast or snack. Best of all, it's gluten free & full of crunchy clusters, nuts & warm spices.

Coconut Cardamom Granola

Coconut mixed with warm spices like cinnamon and granola make the most comforting granola recipes. Top on oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or smoothie bowls for a delicious compliment!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy breakfast recipe, homemade granola
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings (yields about 3 cups)
Calories 231 kcal


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats gluten free as needed
  • 1/2 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/3 cup whole cashews optional
  • 1/3 cup halved walnuts
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut toasted (optional)
  • 1/3 cup dried raisins and / or cranberries optional (use refined sugar-free raisins if required)
  • 1 cup thick yogurt Greek or Skyre
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 teaspoons warm milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, sesame seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a small heat-safe bowl, combine the maple syrup and coconut oil. Microwave for 20 seconds, or melt in a pot over low heat, until warmed. Stir in vanilla until smooth. Pour the mixture over the oats, stir to coat well.
  4. Spread granola in an even layer onto a prepared baking sheet and bake for approximately 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. In the last 10 minutes of baking, add the cardamom and stir to combine.
  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add the nuts, coconut, and dried fruit, if desired.
  6. To make the yogurt, crush the saffron, then mix it into the milk. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then swirl it in the yogurt. Top with granola and a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cardamom Granola
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 1/4 cup))
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.