Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola (V+GF): A simple recipe for rich, chocolatey, crunchy granola covered in chocolate and coconut. Vegan and Gluten Free.
Welcome friends! Welcome to what will be known only in our special, super secret inner circle as Beaming Baker’s Chocolate Week! (Yep, still working on the name. Should I add the word “chocolate” in there like five more times? For posterity’s sake, of course.)
You see, I was doing a little bit of blog housekeeping the other day and realized: there aren’t too many chocolate recipes on this blog. Say what??? Sure, I did publish a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe last week. But we need more chocolate. Obviously. And always. ? ?
Besides the fact that this is a straight-up travesty, it’s pretty much against my heritage, my philosophy and all of that other good stuff. I mean, I come from a looooong, long line of chocolate lovers. Really, have you seen my ode to chocolate here? Have you met my mom? Or my sisters.
Anywho, eager to solve this egregious misstep, I whipped up a nice, big, crunchy and chunky (oh yeah) batch of Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola. Thank you food, for being so yummy. And thank you the letter “C” for agreeing to this morning’s alliteration. Ahem.
And just in case you’re in the mood for something deliciously non-chocolately, try this easy homemade gluten free granola from Vegetarian Mamma. Can we say yum, like 500 times? 😉
Sometimes, mere cocoa-infused granola won’t cut it. Sometimes, you just need to melt like all the chocolate you can find and pour it gloriously over any and all items (preferably edible) in your house. Because. If it’s not edible, you’ll just have to lick the chocolate off. Then, discard said item. Waste not, want not! ?
Okay then. Sometimes my “humor” can be a bit… inedible. That is all.
Good news is that my recipes aren’t! Okay, coconut lovers: raise your hands. Chocolate lovers? If you’re raising your hands, your feet, your pencils (who uses pencils anymore?) and your eyebrows just to emphasize your steadfast love of these two Cs, then come on over! And just in case you’re looking for a paleo option… check out this totally droolworthy Chocolate Paleo Granola from Gluten-Free Palate! And while I’m on the topic of amazing recipes from my friends, try this Chili Seasoning Recipe from A Mind “Full” Mom! Sometimes ya need a bit of savory to balance out all of this chocolate! 😉
Meanwhile, this recipe is straightforward to make and, more importantly, leaves your kitchen smelling like the Chocolate Heaven we all want to live in. Plus, you don’t have to feel super guilty about eating it. How cool is that?
My chocolate covered coconut granola tastes like the perfect harmony of sweet, nutty coconut and rich, dark chocolate coming together. Do you hears the birds singing? ‘Cuz I do. 🙂
Check it out, my Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola is:
- crunchy, chunky and full of incredible texture
- rich with chocolate and coconut flavor
- vegan and gluten free
- simple to make
- secretly chockfull of the good stuff: flax, rolled oats and more
Might I present to you some Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola serving suggestions?
- sprinkled over banana soft serve (or “nice cream” as the kids are calling it)
- in a bowl with a generous splash of almond milk
- as is, with a steaming hot cup of espresso
- in a big bowl, for movie night!
Just so you know, I have grand, grand plans for this recipe. Get your bibs ready. I know I am. 😉
Dear friends, if you make this recipe, take a snap, load it up to our old friend Instagram and tag it #beamingbaker. I can’t wait to see it!
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