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Chocolate Coconut Granola

Chocolate coconut granola combines two of the most delicious flavors! The perfect topping for your morning yogurt!

Ever since we got back from London, I’ve been obsessed with tea. Here’s the thing, I used to hate tea. I think the tea’s I’ve had are just really watered down and flavorless. I like bold flavors. Like I like darker roasts for coffees and I think with tea, I like black teas. Now, I never really knew this because my parents always had green tea or white teas so I never had the opportunity to try black tea. I just assumed all teas were the same watered down flavor. Every time I’ve been offered tea, I just politely decline. Well, afternoon tea in London is with black tea and with milk.

Hello. Color me tea-sessed now. I literally went to World Market and bought 100 packets of Earl Grey, a coconut chai black tea, and I decided to help me wind down at night, I wanted to get the sleepy time tea from Celestial Seasonings. We have so much tea at our house now. You’d think we’re tea drinkers. Haha

Jason said it best: sometimes, it just takes trying something where it’s a common thing in their culture for you to appreciate it. Now every time you drink tea, it’ll remind you of our time in London.

Just like food, drinks can be tied to a memory too :)

Chocolate coconut granola combines two of the most delicious flavors! The perfect topping for your morning yogurt!

Chocolate coconut granola combines two of the most delicious flavors! The perfect topping for your morning yogurt!

I’m a huge fan of chocolate and coconut so putting those flavors together is like a perfect match, in my opinion! I recently grabbed some chocolate coconut granola bars at Costco and they’re such a good snack to have mid-day or before I go to barre class. I figured I’d make chocolate coconut granola so I could put it in my greek yogurt in the mornings or even eat it as cereal.

It’s so freaking good!! I could eat this every morning with my cup of coffee or vanilla greek yogurt. If you love the chocolate coconut combination, you’ll definitely fall in love with this granola flavor!

Chocolate coconut granola combines two of the most delicious flavors! The perfect cereal for your mornings!

Chocolate coconut granola combines two of the most delicious flavors! The perfect cereal for your mornings!

Chocolate coconut granola combines two of the most delicious flavors! The perfect topping for your morning yogurt!

Chocolate Coconut Granola

The perfect topping for your morning yogurt!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 2.5 cups
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Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, in solid form
  • cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste*
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats, not quick oats
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat coconut oil and maple syrup together for 30 seconds.
  • Whisk in coconut extract, vanilla bean paste, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, place the rolled oats and coconut flakes in. Pour the liquid over the oats and coconut. Stir to coat completely.
  • Pour oats onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to avoid burning.
  • Let cool completely before eating.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

*You can use vanilla extract if you don't have vanilla bean paste.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 1062 kcal | Carbohydrates: 138 g | Protein: 19 g | Fat: 57 g | Fiber: 18 g | Sugar: 59 g

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Course: Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast ideas, granola

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Recipe Rating




Stephanie

Saturday 17th of January 2015

My parents are from HK so they grew up with many British influences. I LOVE tea with milk! And dipping biscuits in them!

katie

Thursday 13th of November 2014

making this for my second time now, it's so delicious :)

Julie

Thursday 13th of November 2014

I'm so glad you're enjoying it so much!

Gaby

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

I could eat this all day!!!

Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

I want to start my day with a bowl of your granola!

Mary Frances

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

What a lovely breakfast! Throw in some sliced banana and I'd be in heaven!