Breakfast/ Snacks

German Chocolate Granola

This german chocolate granola is a chocolate lovers DREAM! It is packed with toasted coconut, pecans, oats, and of course – chocolate – inspired by the classic german chocolate frosting. 

German Chocolate Granola

I don’t make granola as often as I’d care to admit – and that is in large part due to the fact that I’m a very loyal customer to the Purely Elizabeth brand – I mean, have you tried her granolas?! I’m obsessed. I always have a couple bags in my pantry at the ready.

I made this granola last week when I was at my mom’s house in Chicago and although I’ve been making this recipe for years now, it was well past time I brought it to you guys! It’s chocolatey, but still wholesome – dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined-sugar free. Still delicious, though – stay with me! It takes 30 minutes start to finish, which is awesome, and I like to store mine in the refrigerator so that the melty chocolate forms these big, gorgeous, crunchy clumps.

There’s a generous amount of salt in the recipe because you KNOW I love that sweet & salty action! If you’re not as big on that, you can reduce it by half. I hope you guys try this german chocolate granola and LOVE it – it’s one of my very favorites!

German Chocolate Granola

German Chocolate Granola
  • 3 c gluten-free rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1 c raw pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 c flaked, unsweetened coconut
  • ⅓ c cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 2 T raw cacao nibs
  • 2 T coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 t fine sea salt
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • ½ c pure maple syrup (can sub honey)
  • ¼ c melted coconut oil
  • ½ c dairy-free dark chocolate chips (I love Enjoy Life Foods)
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Whisk together melted coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup. Set aside.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Spread granola out on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake the granola for 20 minutes, then carefully give it a stir. Bake for another 5 minutes, then take out of the oven and place the baking sheet on a wire rack. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips on the hot granola and let them get all melty, then gently stir. Let cool completely, then store in the refrigerator.


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