Crunchy Chocolate Chia Seed Coconut Granola

If you’re sick of soft flavorless granola, I got the right recipe for you! Crunchy and full of flavor, this granola is perfect to eat as cereal, top a smoothie, or just eat by the handful! I added instant coffee into this recipe to enhance the chocolate flavor.

Here I use whole wheat flour, but if you are gluten free, you can substitute it for ground flaxseed. Using ground flax seed might make your granola a little chewier, but there is hardly any difference in the taste! You can also use any liquid sweetener you want, honey, agave, or maple syrup.

Yield: 3 cups Prep time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups (205g) rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (45g) chia seeds
  • 3 Tbs (20g) cocoa powder
  • 6Tbs (20g) coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup (40g) whole wheat flour (you can use ground flaxseeds instead to make it gluten-free)
  • 1/3 cup (80g) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (150g) agave (or honey or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (40g) almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (50g) coconut milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (148 degrees Celsius). In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, salt, instant coffee, and flour. In a small sauce pan, melt the coconut oil with the agave and vanilla over low heat.
  • Once the coconut oil is melted pour the mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix together. Add in the chopped almonds and coconut milk.
  • Spread mixture onto a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Let it cool. Enjoy!

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