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
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    40 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    The perfect topping for your morning yogurt!

    Servings: 2
    Calories: 1062 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, in solid form
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste*
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, not quick oats
    • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
    2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat coconut oil and maple syrup together for 30 seconds.
    3. Whisk in coconut extract, vanilla bean paste, cocoa powder, and salt.
    4. In a large bowl, place the rolled oats and coconut flakes in. Pour the liquid over the oats and coconut. Stir to coat completely.
    5. Pour oats onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
    6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to avoid burning.
    7. Let cool completely before eating.
    8. Store in an airtight container.
    Recipe Notes

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

    Nutrition Facts
    Chocolate Coconut Granola
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 1062 Calories from Fat 513
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 57g 88%
    Total Carbohydrates 138g 46%
    Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
    Sugars 59g
    Protein 19g 38%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I want to make each of your granolas and have a giant granola fest because yummm! And chocolate for breakfast? Perfect!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    I love that we’re on the same page today!! Also, I almost always add cocoa powder to my granola. It seriously is the best. Love this!

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    I saw coconut chai black tea at World Market and wondered if it was good! I also love my tea SUPER STRONG, or else it’s just lightly flavored water. Boring.
    Oh and this granola? It’s my newest favorite breakfast because, well, chocolate. ’nuff said. Pinned!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Tea-sessed. LOL. I have about 8 different kinds at home. We should have a tea party. Please bring this granola :)

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    What a way to start the day!! I’m glad you’ve seen the tea-light!! It’s my favorite way to wind down at the end of the day. This granola looks like the perfect way to start the day!

  • Tieghan says:

    I will never tire of the combo of chocolate and coconut. Best breakfast or snack ever!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Oh yah, loving the chocolate granola!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I am just now starting to get on the tea bandwagon! And I would gladly sit and sip a cup while devouring this granola!!

  • marla says:

    All of my favorite flavors!! Would LOVE this for breakfast today :)

  • Maria says:

    This looks dangerous! :)

  • Sharana @ Living THe Sweet Life Blog says:

    I’m loving this granola – Mmmm!!

  • Heather Christo says:

    looks SO GOOD!!! And i have 10 types of tea in my cupboard. I drink it all day long- it has totally replaced coffee for me.

  • bakersroyale@yahoo.com says:

    I love strong tea and strong coffee like you. As for the granola, I would snack on this all day long!

  • Linda | Brunch with joy says:

    How fun! Making your own chocolate granola. Totally love the combo over greek yogurt. Speaking of tea, I use not liking it either; other than bubble tea. But I just fell in love with black tea this past year.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love homemade granola, I would absolutely inhale this!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Chocolate for breakfast = SO MUCH YES.

  • Francesca says:

    Glad you jumped in the tea boat – if you’re feeling fancy do it the Dutch way: Real, fresh mint leaves in hot water. Steep and viola!

  • Mary Frances says:

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

  • Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says:

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

  • Gaby says:

    I could eat this all day!!!

  • katie says:

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

    • Julie says:

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

  • Stephanie says:

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

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