I am a GRANOLA FANATIC. This is not an exaggeration. I currently have about 7 different bags of granola open in my pantry – along with 2 different granolas I’ve made at home on my counter. Some may say I have a problem, I just call it a passion ☺
Although I love a store bought granola, there’s something about making one at home that just makes me so happy. I love that you can add whatever you want and try out new flavor combinations – each one tasting a little bit different than the last. This is where my creativity starts to shine through, because honestly, in all other creative realms I am seriously lacking!
I knew that chocolate granola is always one of my go to’s – so I clearly had to experiment with that base flavor at home. That got me thinking – what is a classic flavor that goes with chocolate that not very many people think of? I went straight to coconut – which surprised me just as much as it may have you – I’m not even a huge coconut fan. But, it truly adds a light and bright note to the rich dark chocolate flavor of this granola.
My homemade Chocolate Coconut Granola is one of the best granolas I’ve made – and had – EVER! And that is saying A LOT considering my present obsession with the food. Its sweet, its rich, its flavorful, – it’s also loaded with healthy ingredients like dark chocolate, fresh shredded coconut and heart healthy gluten free oats. I think we’ve hit the jackpot PEOPLE!