I thought I would try and sneak in one more easy homemade granola recipe before Mother's Day. I love granola, like really love it (in case you can't tell by the plethora of homemade granola recipes I have around here). So for me, some easy homemade granola with fresh fruit and creamy yoghurt is always my go-to breakfast. Plus, it's something the husband and kids can totally organise for Mother's Day all by themselves, which is always a win in my books 🙂
We have had a bit of a crazy time around here lately, which has made me super homesick for Australia. And when I get homesick, I crave macadamia and oats. This may seem like a weird combination, but just think of an amalgamation of ANZAC biscuits (oat based cookie for the non-Aussies), and white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies. Both of which, to me, are quintessentially Australian.
This easy homemade granola encompasses all of the delicious flavours going on in those cookies, but in a healthier breakfast cereal version. It only takes 10 minutes cooking time, which is unheard of in the world of granola. The result is some super crunchy clusters bursting with almond and macadamia nut goodness, which I just love.
My favourite way to serve this granola up is to make it into a bit of a parfait. Just puree some pineapple in a blender and make a parfait with layers of pineapple puree, yoghurt, more pineapple puree, and a serving of granola as your top layer. Sprinkle a little bit of coconut on top and you are all set. If you are feeling super decadent, and Mother's Day is coming up so that is totally allowed, you could even add some white choc chips to the granola mixture once it is completely cooled.
Looking for more easy homemade granola inspiration? Look no further:
Let me know what you think! Be sure to leave a comment 🙂 Happy eating.
Super Easy Homemade Granola with Macadamia and Coconut Oil
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup macadamia nuts
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup honey sub in maple syrup for vegan
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Pop the almonds into a blender and pulse until they are finely chopped. Pour them into a large bowl Coarsely chop the macadamias, and pop into the bowl with the almonds
- Add in the oats, salt, and coconut sugar and stir to combine
- In a small bowl, whisk the honey, coconut oil and vanilla together (if the honey isn't runny enough, you may have to warm in a small saucepan, or pop into the microwave for 40 seconds)
- Pour the honey mixture over the oats, and mix well until everything is coated
- Pour the oat mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly
- Pop into the oven and bake for 5 minutes, stir and return to the oven for another 5 minutes
- Remove from the oven, and allow to cool completely before breaking into clusters and serving
- Store in an airtight container or freeze
Blithe Raines says
Thank you! This granola is fantastic! I made a double batch and it keeps perfectly. I stayed true to the recipe. Next up, the cardamom granola!
Oh yay 🙂 You will LOVE the cardamom granola - it has just a little bit of a kick to spice up the morning routine!
Sarah | Well and Full says
This granola look so yummy!! I love macadamia nuts so this would be perfect for me. Beautifully photographed, too! 😀
Oh thank you so much Sarah 🙂
Molly Kumar says
This looks so easy and delicious to make. I love Macadamia nuts but never thought of adding it to my granola - I'll be trying this soon 🙂
Oh you should definitely add some next time - makes breakfast tome extra special 🙂
Hauke Fox says
Woah! I didn't know you can make granola this quickly!! For some reason I thought it has to bake for ages in the oven. Will give it a shot, thanks a lot 😀
Some recipes do have to bake FOREVER, but this one is super quick, which is handy when you don't have any on hand and really feel like some granola in the morning 🙂
Uma Srinivas says
Homemade is always best! This looks fresh and crunchy 🙂 Now need a glass of Almond milk!
Homemade granola is definitely one of my guilty pleasures! The best way to start the morning 🙂
Linda @ Veganosity says
Oh yes, macadamia nuts and pineapple. Is there a better flavor and texture combination anywhere? This looks and sounds outstanding!
I know right 🙂
I;m a total sucker for anything macadamia nut and I love home-made granola! Love this recipe.
Oh thank you Anjali! I am a huge macadamia nut fan as well - if only they weren't so darn expensive 🙂
I love granola and would be so happy with a granola Pineapple parfait for breakfast on Mother's Day. Yum!
I don't use macadamia nuts enough. I need to get some!
Me neither! They are that wee bit more expensive, so I always tend to save them for extra special dishes - but they are so so good, I need to start using them more!
Jacqueline Meldrum says
Oh lovely,! That would make a great start to the day.
I think so 🙂
Aimee / Wallflower Kitchen says
This sounds SO gorgeous! Macadamia is such an underrated nut, I think 🙂 Pinning this one for sure!
Thanks Aimee 🙂
Coconut and pineapple - love it! and love pina coladas..this looks so decadent and parfaits are my favorite. Thanks Donna.
Ooh yum pina coladas!! And the weekend has just hit, so perfect excuse (although the weather isn't playing along, but I am sure I can make do) 🙂
Suchi @elegant meraki says
I love granola too. With so much customization, homemade are healthy and so much better than store bought.
I agree 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
SO so yummy and crunchy!! Take me to the tropics!
I know, right!
I really LOVE granola too! And homemade is SO much better than store bought. LOVE the macadamia nuts in here...they are a favorite of mine and I have never thought to put them in granola. A parfait is a terrific idea!
Thanks Jenn 🙂 I LOVE macadamias as well, they are a little bit more on the expensive side of things, but that just makes breakfast extra special 🙂