Chocolate, coconut and almonds are lightly sweetened with honey to create this healthy and addictive homemade granola.
Shortly after giving birth, I received the most thoughtful care package from my dear friend Aggie, In addition to sending gifts for both of my boys, she also picked out a few items just for me. What a woman!!!
One of the items Aggie sent were these new-to-me granola oat clusters from Love Grown Foods. It is so nice to receive food gifts made with quality ingredients I can easily pronounce. My entire family quickly became addicted to this chocolate granola which is why I decided to create my own version.
If you’ve never made homemade granola, I encourage you to give it a try. Mix and match the flavors to make it your own. If you don’t have almonds on hand, swap out walnuts or pecans. Instead of honey, try using pure maple syrup. Coconut oil adds a subtle background flavor but canola or olive oil are great substitutes.
Whip up a big batch on the weekend and store it for up to two weeks in an air-tight container. Scoop it out for busy weekday breakfasts or stash it in your car or desk for healthy snacking any time of day.
No fork required.
Almond Joy Granola
- 3 cups oats
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees and line baking pan with a silicone baking mat or spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, toss together oats almonds; set aside.
- Heat honey, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Whisk constantly until coconut oil melts and mixture is smooth – about 2 minutes.
- Remove chocolate mixture from the stove and pour over the oats mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir ingredients until everything is evenly coated with the chocolate mixture.
- Spread granola evenly on baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes stirring mixture once halfway through the cooking time.
- Let cool completely before stirring in the shredded coconut and chocolate chips if adding.
Never knew granola was so easy. Wanna try making it. What kind of Oats did u use? Rolled, steel Cut, Instant? Unfortunately, in India we only get instant oats & I’m not sure if I can use them to make this.
Also the temperature is it in Degrees or Fahrenheit?
I typically use old fashioned rolled oats for the added texture. You could use instant oats but the cook time might be faster. The oven temp is in Fehrenheit. I hope you try it!! Report back!
Hi, any subs for the coconut oil?.. Thanks…
Yes absolutely – just use canola oil!
Oh, I cannot wait to try this! I bet i’ll eat it up like crazy, it really does look addicting :)
I was just thinking I need to make another batch!
Pinned instantly! I’ve only made granola once before (peanut butter),but this recipe has convinced me to try again. Coconut and cocoa, how can you go wrong?
You really can’t go wrong with cocoa, coconut OR peanut butter for that matter! :)
Love the chocolate and coconut combination, perfect!
Thank you Cheri enjoy!
This would be perfect when I’m craving a handful of something sweet in the afternoon! Thanks for sharing!
Let me know what you think Whitney!
Almond Joy bars are one of my guilty pleasures. I normally won’t buy any candy bar that has more sugar than chocolate, but almond joys are an exception. But who needs a candy bar if you can have granola?! yum
I love them too Annie! This was my compromise.
What a fantastic treat! I love taking my favorites and making them at home.