This Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola is a flavorful and crunchy snack to keep you fueled all morning! This paleo-friendly granola uses nuts and coconuts as the base for a delicious gluten-free + vegan breakfast! 

I’m a major granola freak. I could eat yogurt with granola and berries for breakfast (and probably lunch) every single day and be a very happy girl. Sometimes, it’s dessert. And it definitely screams to be grabbed by the handful as a snack. However, granola calories do add up, and sometimes it can just be sooo darn high in sugar. So, I prefer to make my own (one of my favorites is this Coconut Macadamia Nut Granola).

This Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola is a flavorful and crunchy snack to keep you fueled all morning! This paleo friendly granola uses nuts and coconuts as the base for a delicious gluten-free + vegan breakfast! #breakfast #snack #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #granola

While Internet surfing as I do, I stumbled across this gorgeous recipe for grain-free chocolate granola and I immediately wanted to try it! I loved the idea of replacing all of the oats in typical granola with nuts for a protein-rich, low-carb breakfast. While this Paleo granola definitely not low in calories, it leaves you full until lunch and tastes awesome…uh, what with chocolate and coconut can taste anything but?! I took some liberties with the recipes to incorporate some more coconut and give it my own little twists. I love the way that it turned out!

This Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola is a flavorful and crunchy snack to keep you fueled all morning! This paleo friendly granola uses nuts and coconuts as the base for a delicious gluten-free + vegan breakfast! #breakfast #snack #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #granola

Is this recipe adaptable at all?

Yes, absolutely! You can adapt the recipe to use the nuts and seeds that you have on hand. You can also use your own flavorings if you’d like. Skip the coconut, add dried fruit, or stir in your favorite nut butter. The options are varied, so feel free to tailor to your own tastes!

The recipe absolutely begs for changes to be made, so go ahead and try out some different flavors. Granola is pretty hard to mess up, so don’t be nervous about playing around with the recipe. Enjoy! Xoxo

This Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola is a flavorful and crunchy snack to keep you fueled all morning! This paleo friendly granola uses nuts and coconuts as the base for a delicious gluten-free + vegan breakfast! #breakfast #snack #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #granola

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This Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola is a flavorful and crunchy snack to keep you fueled all morning! This paleo friendly granola uses nuts and coconuts as the base for a delicious gluten-free + vegan breakfast! #breakfast #snack #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #granola

Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups raw almonds (or a mixture of your favorite nuts)
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 cup (60g) flaked coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons (15g) cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (60g) honey (or maple, to keep vegan)
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil (70g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate (chopped (see Notes))

Instructions

  1. Soak almonds and pepitas in water with a pinch of salt overnight or for about 8 hours. Soaking the nuts first removes the enzyme inhibitors, making them easier to digest.
  2. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  3. Drain and rinse the nuts and dry them with a cloth towel. Chop the nuts into small pieces and chunks, or place the nuts in the bowl of a food processor and pulse briefly until just coarsely chopped. I chopped them so that not all of the nuts were the same size for variety, but do whichever you’d like!
  4. In large bowl, stir together the chopped nuts, flaked coconut, chia seeds, and cocoa powder. Add the honey, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and sea salt and stir until all of the dry ingredients are completely coated in the wet ingredients.
  5. Place the granola on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 2-1/2 to 3 hours, stirring every half hour.
  6. Let cool slightly, and stir in the chopped dark chocolate. Let cool completely, and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.

Notes

To keep Paleo & refined sugar free, try making your own Paleo Chocolate.

 

Enjoy this recipe? Check out some of my similar favorites below!

Macadamia Nut Coconut Banana Muffins

These Macadamia Nut Coconut Banana Muffins are tender, moist, and perfectly sweet for breakfast. Slathered with a little jam or nut butter, these gluten-free and vegan banana muffins make a wonderful snack or breakfast that will keep you satiated for hours.

Coconut Pecan Granola

This Coconut Pecan Granola is a flavorful, crunchy, and just lightly sweetened with maple syrup. This gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan granola is perfect for stirring into your yogurt, serving with milk or eating on its own as a snack.

 

Gingerbread Granola

This Gingerbread Granola is crunchy & full of clusters, with loads of warm gingerbread spices, molasses, and bits of chewy crystallized ginger. This gluten-free and vegan breakfast is perfect for breakfast, or to package up in a cute jar and gift as a gift!

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This Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola is a flavorful and crunchy snack to keep you fueled all morning! This paleo friendly granola uses nuts and coconuts as the base for a delicious gluten-free + vegan breakfast! #breakfast #snack #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #granola

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