This Coffee Cake Granola combines the best part of the coffee cake, the buttery CRUMB TOPPING, with a honey sweetened, crunchy, coconut oil granola!
A few weeks ago my kiddo and I were in the kitchen together. He was helping me make Blueberry Muffin Cake, which is one of our favorites!
Well, while he was making the crumb topping he decided that he wanted to just bake the crumb and eat that alone.
Of course I thought that was possibly the most brilliant idea ever, because we all know the only reason to eat coffee cake is the crumb…so why not just omit the cake part and go in for the kill? I seriously have some smart kids.
Anyhow after a little brainstorming we thought that maybe mixing a crumb-type streusel with a honey-sweet coconut oil granola would be the perfect crunchy, buttery treat.
It worked out well.
The recipe is pretty simple. We made a streusel/crumb/shortbread hybrid first…We wanted to make sure it wouldn’t melt at all.
Then in a separate bowl we mixed up some honey, coconut oil (because I love the stuff), Rice Krispie cereal (for the crunch), pecans (again because I love them), cinnamon, a little brown sugar and oats…of course.
Now if the “coffee cake” aspect of this recipe doesn’t intrigue you at all, this mixture alone will make a fab granola. Just bake it as per my recipe below without the streusel/crumb.
BUt if you’re going for gusto mix the streusel/crumb in with the oat mixture…
Just spread it on a lined baking sheet and pop it in the oven for a few…
When you remove it from the oven you can let it cool pretty much completely so you will get large granola clusters. If you don’t like large clusters, mix the granola immediately after removing it from the oven.
But like I said, if you’re like me and snacking clusters are your thing let it cool and then break it up…
Also, yes I am aware this isn’t the most visually appetizing granola, but what it doesn’t have in looks it makes up for in taste. Believe.
We LOVE granola in our house! You can check out my Snacking Granola too….it’s a favorite of mine!Print
Coffee Cake Granola
- 1½ cups flour
- 2½ tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup Rice Krispie cereal
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 325°F/165°C
- Line a large baking sheet with sides with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine all the Crumb ingredients and stir until mixed. Using your hands form the mixture into small crumbs. Set aside.
- In a large bowl combine all the Granola Ingredients and stir until combined.
- Mix the Crumb Mixture into the Granola mixture and spread it evenly onto the prepared pan.
- Bake the granola for 30- 35 minutes until it’s lightly toasted. Allow the granola to cool completely on the pan and then break it into pieces.
store airtight for up to a week.
6 comments on “Coffee Cake Granola”
Ingenious! The crumb topping is the best part of coffe cakes or muffins!
I’d love some snacking clusters and some for breakfast! Food like this is what makes me want to be a morning person.
Shelly, you had me at “buttery crumb topping”! 🙂 This sounds delicious! I love twists on the standard ho-hum granola. Thanks for the recipe!
What a cool granola variety! I would love to start out the day with a scoop of this 🙂
Sounds yummy! Nothing against pecans, but I like walnuts better. Would walnuts change the whole dynamic or could I safely substitute them?
You could absolutely sub them in!