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!
Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tbsp maca powder
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup melted chocolate
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Toss all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
- Melt chocolate (part of wet ingredients).
- Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Add wet ingredients into dry mixture and mix together until all dry ingredients are coated.
- Pour mixture onto a lined cookie sheet and press into a thin even layer.
- 7. top with additional coconut flakes (optional).
- 8. Bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes – be careful not to burn.
- 9. Pull out and let cool before breaking apart into chunks.
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