13 Surprisingly High-Calorie Foods
Homemade granola - 597 calories per cup. You can control the sugar content to help bring the calorie count down. Skip the brown sugar and add spices like cinnamon or cardamom, or pumpkin seeds, to add flavor. Try using sugar-free maple syrup too—the sugar in the regular kind is natural (instead of the dreaded added variety), but at about 12 grams per tablespoon, there's still a lot of it.
Coconut milk - 1 cup of the full-fat, canned kind used most commonly for cooking, not drinking, has 445 calories. That's only slightly less than sour cream, which packs 455 calories per cup.
Dried fruits - You probably know that these are high in sugar, but if you've never considered what that does to their calorie count, take a look at how they stack up against their un-dried counterparts.
Dried apples – 209 calories in 1 cup, compared with 57 calories in 1 cup of raw slices
Dried apricots – 313 calories in 1 cup, versus 74 calories in 1 cup of raw halves
Dried mangos – 319 calories per 100 grams. One cup of raw mango pieces (165 grams) has 99 calories.
Dried figs – 371 calories in 1 cup. One large raw fig has 47 calories.