Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola is a chewy, coconutty, double chocolate, healthy treat, or breakfast. This granola is high in plant protein and fiber-rich and so easy to make.
Just a few simple steps to heavenly granola
- In a large mixing bowl add organic rolled oats, hemp seeds, milled flax, coconut flakes, and chopped almonds. Stir together.
- In a small saucepan, add coconut oil, honey, and pure maple syrup. Bring to a simmer and whisk to blend.
- Remove from heat and whisk in cacao powder, salt, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
- Pour over rolled oat mixture.
- Stir until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
- Pour into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
- Spread to an even layer in a baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350℉ for 21 minutes.
- Stir every 7 minutes for chewy granola. Make sure to stir into the corners because they will brown the quickest. Bake for 30 minutes and stir every 10 minutes for crunchy granola.
- Remove from oven and cool COMPLETELY.
- Add chocolate chunks or chips.
The perfect way to serve Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola
I love to top my chocolate granola with fresh raspberries and give it a splash of Quick Homemade Almond Milk.
Did you know these fun facts?
- Hemp seeds are 30% fat. They are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6. Hemp seeds are a great source of protein with more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein.
- Just one tablespoon of Flax provides a good amount of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being a rich source of some vitamins and minerals.
- Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Make sure you purchase certified gluten-free oats.
- Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E. Almonds help lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Just to name a few.
- Coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats that have different effects than most other fats in your diet. They can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy. They also raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood, which is linked to reduced heart disease risk.
- Quality Dark Chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and a few other minerals. However, these nutrients come with 600 calories in 3.5 ounces and moderate amounts of sugar and should be consumed in moderation. 😢
Nutrition information from Healthline
Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola
Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola is a chewy, coconutty, double chocolate, healthy treat or breakfast. This granola is high in plant protein and fiber-rich and so easy to make.
- 3 cups organic rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- 1/2 cup organic hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup organic milled flax
- 1 cup organic coconut flakes
- 1 cup whole almonds (roughly chopped)
- 1/3 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chopped
n a large bowl combine oats, hemp seeds, milled flax seed, coconut flakes and chopped almonds. Stir to combine.
In a small saucepan heat coconut oil, honey and maple syrup. Once coconut oil has melted stir in cacao powder. Whisk until smooth and mixture is simmering. Remove from heat, add vanilla.
Pour chocolate mixture over oat mixture. Stir well to coat oat mixture. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Place in a preheated 350F (176C) oven. Bake for 27 minutes stirring every 7 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow granola to completely before adding chocolate chips. Makes about 6 cups.
- You can make substitutions with this recipe. Substitute with equal amounts. Use what you have on hand.
- For chewy granola bake 21 minutes and stir every 7 minutes. For crunchier granola bake 30 minutes and stir every 10 minutes.
- Be sure to stir the corners of the pan. Pull the granola from the corners into the center because the corners will brown quicker than the rest of the pan.