Jenny’s Homemade Vanilla Ginger Coconut Granola

homemade granola
Homemade vanilla granola with my signature ingredient - candied ginger.
homemade granola

This delicious homemade vanilla ginger coconut granola is a pantry staple. I absolutely love the little zingy surprise of finely chopped candied ginger and the freshness of toasted coconut.

Bake Once – Eat For Weeks!

My homemade granola preps in 10 minutes with a little help from the food processor. I pulse the pistachios a few times, move them to the mixing bowl. Then pulse the almonds. Throw everything else in except the ginger and coconut, mix well. Bake 25-30 minutes (be prepared for your kitchen to smell amazing) and cool completely. Add the final touches. Split the homemade granola between 3 medium mason jars for pantry storage. In a sealed mason jar, the granola stays fresh for weeks.

Pulse slivered or whole almonds
Don’t process the pistachios too much

I eat my granola like breakfast cereal (with milk). Recently discovered oat milk which has become my go-to for iced coffee, and it is way better than plain milk on this granola. I use just enough to get a little moisture with each bite. Don’t love milk? Try mixing my homemade granola with plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. And if you can get fresh summer blueberries, throw a few of those on top.

Califa Farms Oatmilk
Barista Blend Oatmilk

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homemade granola

Jenny’s Homemade Vanilla Ginger Coconut Granola

Homemade vanilla granola with my signature ingredient – candied ginger.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: granola
Servings: 8
Calories: 589kcal


  • 3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tbsp candied ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, brown sugar and salt. Stir gently to combine.
  • Melt coconut oil in small saucepan over low heat. Add 1 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the melted oil . Remove from heat, pour over oat mixture and stir gently with spatula to coat well.
  • Line a flat baking sheet with parchment paper, Spread half the oat mixture out as flat as possible. You will be baking in 2 batches or use two trays and rotate halfway through baking (the granola won't crisp properly if you have too much on one tray). Bake 25-30 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle with flaked coconut, bake 5 more minutes. NOTE: I do not recommend using your convection setting for granola. I have torched too many batches in very little time.
  • Remove from oven and immediately add the candied ginger and cranberries (if using) to the tray, using a spatula to lightly work them in. Re-spread into a flat layer to cool. Slide your parchment paper off the baking tray, place a new piece of parchment and repeat with 2nd half of batch. Let granola cool completely before storing.


This recipe makes about 3 cups of granola.  I estimate about 1/2 cup per serving size.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg
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Published by Jenny G

I'm sipping coffee in the morning, reading a cookbook for fun. Always planning my next trip and what I'll eat when I get there. Hoping to inspire others who share my love of cooking and eating, and to celebrate the wonderous diversity of food. I love to explore the world so I'll share my best itineraries and travel tips. Of course, sometimes I'd rather be snuggled up with a glass of wine and a good book so let's discuss those here too. And don't forget to feed the birds!

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