macadamia coconut granola

Happy New Year! Let’s kick off 2017 on a healthy note with honey-sweetened macadamia coconut granola. Inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii, macadamia nuts and toasted coconut chips add a decidedly tropical feel to each golden cluster.

Macadamia Coconut Granola

Topped with gorgeous berries and jeweled pomegranate arils, this is just the granola to brighten up winter mornings (and also makes a fabulous midnight snack!).

Macadamia Coconut Granola

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Macadamia Coconut Granola

Macadamia Coconut Granola


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Combine oats, macadamia nuts, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add coconut oil, honey, and vanilla; toss to coat. Whisk egg white in a small bowl until frothy (about 1 minute); add to oat mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Use an offset spatula to spread mixture into an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then use a large spatula to flip sections of granola. Press back into an even layer, rotate pan, and bake another 20-25 minutes. When granola is golden and feels dry to the touch, turn off oven and leave pan in oven for another 10 minutes to continue drying.
  3. Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely (the granola crisps as it cools). When completely cool, break into clusters and stir in toasted coconut chips. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.


If your oven runs hot, bake granola at 290°F.


  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 295
  • Carbohydrates: 47

Keywords: Macadamia, Coconut, Granola

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  1. Macadamia and coconut were made for each other, I can just hear the waves crashing and the palm fronds rustling in the wind…

  2. This looks like a tropical vacation!! Love all the coconut and macadamia nuts. Wishing you a great new year Laura!!! xoxo

  3. Love the combination Laura! And this has to be the prettiest granola I ever did see! Can’t wait to try! Happy New Year!

  4. Happy new year to you, Laura! This is a delicious sounding granola. Yum. Did you know that macadamias are native to Australia?

  5. This sounds wonderful, love the combination of coconut and macadamia, such a nice twist from everyday granola.

  6. I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with a tropical-inspired granola that is as gorgeous as this! Happy New Year, my sweet friend! xoxo

  7. The lush fruit topping pairs so well with the tropical inspired granola! Perfect texture and flavor to begin the first week of the New Year!

  8. Absolutely love this combo and macadamia nuts make it so rich and delish. Happy New Year my dear.

  9. ooo I love this tropical granola feel a lot! I just bought some macadamia nuts before the holidays! I will make this granola, and perhaps add some dried pineapple to it! take me to the beach hehe! thanks for the recipe Laura!

  10. A great way to start the year! Homemade granola is always so nice and this flavour combination is perfect 🙂

  11. Beautiful granola Laura! A great healthy treat to start the new year. (Though I can’t help but want to sprinkle a little of this on my ice cream, too!) Hope you have a great year!

  12. Nom! Gorgeous and delicious granola to ring in the New Year on a healthy note. I’m addicted to granola in my homemade almond milk and cannot wait to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing, Laura! Wishing you and yours a boatload of blessings and much happiness in the New Year!

  13. Ahhh heaven! Perfect for when we are on holidays and want something a bit special to eat in the morning 😀

  14. Yum! I love homemade granola. I’m just about to whip up a batch. I love your flavour combination – so perfect for summer!

  15. Granola is absolutely a fave in this household! Love this tasty, tropical combo too! Brings back fond memories of growing up in Hawaii 🙂

  16. I made this!!! Your photo was so tempting that I had to make it. We all enjoyed it and now it’s gone so I need to make it again. Thank you for the recipe Laura! We love the taste of macadamia in the granola. xo

  17. Hi. Just came across this recipe. I have made some other granolas with the large coconut chips, but they were added to the raw oats and toasted while in the oven as the granola cooked. Have you tried this way of doing it? It seems somewhat easier. Thanks

    1. Hi there! Yes you can add large coconut flakes right to the oat mixture. Just keep an eye on it while in the oven so that the coconut doesn’t burn.