Chocolate peanut butter combinations are the best. So is granola. Combine the two and you have a delicious breakfast that will fill you up and make you happy in this coconut and chocolate peanut butter granola.
Coconut and Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
If you have been hanging around Whole Food Bellies for any amount of time, you guys are sure to know that I absolutely love anything with a chocolate peanut butter combination going on.
It is definitely my weakness, and I can't see it winding up anytime soon. My daughter is following suit and has now taken to pulling a chair over and sneaking the peanut butter from the cupboard and eating it right out of the jar.
I won't disclose where she got this idea from, but at least she is using a spoon!
We will soldier on.
So, of course, I have another chocolate peanut butter combo for you right here. In the form of granola (another great love), no less. It is slightly sweetened with maple syrup but definitely doesn't have that sugar sweet hit you will get from the store-bought versions.
I like to eat the clusters trail mix style, straight from the jar. Or for breakfast, we serve it up with some plain yogurt, bananas, blueberries, and a little drizzle of honey, and it kind of tastes like PB&J.
Store in a glass jar in the fridge and it will last a couple of weeks if you let it.
Are you a big fan of the chocolate peanut butter combination? What way do you enjoy it best?
Coconut Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
- 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoon coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper
- In a large bowl mix together the oats, cocoa powder and shredded coconut
- In a small saucepan combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, applesauce, coconut milk and vanilla. Whisk over a medium heat until well combined
- Add the peanut butter mixture to the oat mixture, and stir well, ensuring the oats are well coated
- Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, shake the granola around on the tray, and then bake for another 15 minutes
- Remove from the oven, and set aside to cool
- Allow the mixture to completely cool before transferring to glass jars. Add in the chia seeds, pop the lid on and give the mixture a good shake
- Store in the fridge for about 2 weeks (can also be frozen for about 6 months - see notes )
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Connie lopez says
Just made this...I substituted the mapel syrup with honey. So delicious. Thanks for the recipe and the. kool idea of putting in a jar..will make my daughter some and ship to her in mason jar. She will luv it!
Oh what a lovely idea, I would love to receive a jar of homemade granola in the mail 🙂
Psychic Nest says
My daughter is gonna love this recipe, I think I will surprise her with it on her birthday movie night next week! 🙂 She loves chocolate cereal, her favorite food, so this will make her excited! Wonderful treat, thank you!
Oh yay I hope she loves it!! My kids are HUGE fans 🙂 Happy birthday to your daughter for next week!
If only I had some of this granola right now!! LOVE peanut butter and chocolate <3
Bethany via athletic avocado says
HECK YES! This granolas got all the goods! Chocolate , PB and coconut are a heavenly trio!
OH MY! I just love homemade granola but the thought never crossed my mind to include chocolate . I bet it makes it even more appealing . A MUST TRY!!!. Can't wait ! Thanks for sharing
Oh chocolate makes everything better, and it's unsweetened, so it is totally ok for breakfast 🙂
Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs says
Homemade Granola has been on my to do list for a long time! Your ohotos are stunning and you've finally tempted me to give it a go! Great post
Oh thanks so much for your lovely words Emma! We love homemade granola 🙂
Yum! What a uber-healthy granola that doesn't skimp on flavor! Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Nicole!! Yes, I for one cannot handle the healthy granolas that taste healthy 🙂
Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun says
I love making homemade granola and the flavor combination you have going on here sounds amazing!
Oh thanks Jillian! We are big fans of homemade granola, especially when there is chocolate involved 🙂
Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon says
I'm with you on chocolate & peanut butter combinations! You really can't go wrong and this granola looks very right. I want to sneak some right now. 🙂
Haha thanks Annemarie 🙂 Best combo ever!
lisa | Garlic + Zest says
Oh, my! All of my favorite flavors in one handy bite! Swoon!
🙂 thanks Lisa!
Bam's Kitchen says
I love this tasty granola. I am sure it is addictive and I might be snacking on it all day long.