If you are a chocolate fan and love granola in all of its crunchy, sweet glory, but don’t love all of the added sugar... this naturally sweetened chocolate coconut granola is the recipe for you. This granola is made with only a handful of ingredients and in under half an hour. Sweetened with date syrup, this granola is naturally sweetened with no added sugar. Packed with old fashioned oats and sliced almonds, and flavored with cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla, this recipe is one you can feel great about eating. Finished with coconut flakes and no sugar added chocolate chips, this granola is a chocolate lovers dream. Why buy it at the store when it’s so easy to make with a handful of pantry staples?
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
2cupsold fashioned oats
2tbspunsweetened cocoa powder
1ozno sugar added chocolate chipsI use the Hu No Sugar Added Chips
Preheat the oven to 325F.
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, add the oats, almonds, cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, chocolate chips, half of the shredded coconut, and stir to combine.
Add the date syrup, and stir to incorporate.
Make sure the date syrup is evenly incorporated throughout the other ingredients to ensure an even coating and flavor distribution.
Spread the granola on the sheet pan in a flat, even layer. Make sure there are no gaps in the ingredients, so that it bakes together.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven, and let the granola cool (do not touch it!)
Let the granola cool for 30-60 minutes before breaking it into pieces. Add the remaining shredded coconut to the granola clusters.