This Chilli Lime Granola is sweet AND savoury! A delicious change from typical granola where it’s zesty with a touch of heat. Perfect to make ahead of time and take on the go as a snack or to top off salads! Made in one bowl, using only 7 staple pantry ingredients and in less than 25 minutes.

Posting a granola recipe every week might be becoming a part of my routine… I mean I can’t help it- I LOVE GRANOLA! I say this every time, but granola is just the best thing to snack on because it comes in so many different flavours and combinations. Plus, I can eat it in so many different ways. I usually make some sort of granola using the basics: oats, nuts and/or seeds, a nut butter & maple syrup with some flavour add ins but you guys… this time I’ve come up with something much more epic: SWEET & SAVOURY CHILLI LIME GRANOLA. Yes, savoury granola.

It starts with a couple staple pantry ingredients such as: oats, coconut sugar, coconuts flakes, nuts and seeds, limes, chilli and cinnamon.

All the ingredients go with into one bowl, gets mixed together and baked in the oven for 16-17 minutes.

Truly, the hard part is letting it cool because it smells so dang good- but trust me it’s worth it. Because 1. you don’t want to burn your tongue and 2. it becomes crispy, crunchy and infused with zesty heaty deliciousness as it cools.

If I’ve successfully persuaded you to make this Chilli Lime Granola, I hope you love it as much as I do because it is:

  • vegan friendly

  • dairy, gluten & oil free

  • sweet, savoury, crunchy & bursting with flavour

  • only 7 simple plant based ingredients

  • customizable

  • healthier & cheaper than store bought granola

  • perfect as a snack to take on the go

  • make-ahead friendly

  • & (dangerously) addicting

Alright, are you ready to make some bomb zesty & heat-y delicious granola?! GRAB YOUR MIXING BOWL!

Tips and Tricks to making Chilli Lime Granola

  • Not too much to this granola, but my main tip is to be patient and let this granola cool! It becomes crispy and crunchy as it does, and the flavours become more intense

  • Remember to rotate and mix the granola half way to prevent burning! Once at the 16 minute mark, check your granola and if its golden brown it’s ready to come out. If not, let it bake for an additional 1-2 minutes and checking every minute or so.

  • Need more granola recipes? Check out my chocolate espresso, matcha granola & 5 minute granola recipe!

If you recreate this Chilli Lime Granola please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!


  1. Preheat oven to 325 C

  2. Mix lime juice and coconut sugar until it becomes much like syrup

  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until everything is well combined and coated

  4. Spread on a lined baking tray and place into oven for 16-18 minutes, rotating & mixing half way- it should be nice and golden brown

  5. Let it cool and then eat immediately or place in dry cool air tight container


  • SERVINGS: 6-8 servings

  • PREP TIME: 5 minutes

  • COOK TIME: 16-18 minutes




  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1.5 c gluten free oats

  • ½ c coconut flakes

  • ¼ c pumpkin seeds

  • ½ tsp chilli powder

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp lime zest

  • ½ tsp salt


About Lisa

I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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