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Coconut Granola

Coconut & Seeds Granola

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 20 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 12 ingredients

Sometimes during treatment, all you want is a nibble of something sweet to give you a lift. This quick, easy to make coconut granola has a coconut twist that makes it hard to stop eating....


  • 3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • ½ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup raw unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, plus,
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots and raisins (or other combination of dried fruit)
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Nutrition Facts


154 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


19 g


8 g


2 g


4 g


11 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together except for the dried fruit.
  3. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Keep a close eye, the granola will burn fast.
  4. Let cool on the baking sheet, and then stir in the dried fruit. Serve over yogurt or in milk. Store in an airtight container.

Chef Tips

1 serving = 1/4 cup.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society