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I love granola, but it can be expensive. I realized how quick and simple making granola at home could be. I appreciate that I know what’s going into my food, and I get to choose the exact ingredients that I like. If you’ve checked out some of my other recipes, you’ll quickly realize I love the flavor combination of almond, coconut, and dark chocolate. This Almond, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Granola recipe takes under an hour to prep, bake, and cool; not only does it taste great, but a delicious aroma will waft through your home while it’s baking.
Skipping breakfast is a bad habit of mine; I also don’t like anything overly sweet early in the morning. This granola is robust enough to hold you over to lunch, with just a bite of sweetness from the organic cane sugar and coconut.
I snapped these three photos with my phone during prep, so you would have a better idea of what to do.
- 4 cups oats
- 1½ cups sliced almonds
- 1½ cups shredded (non-sweetened) coconut
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup cane sugar
- 3 egg whites
- 4.25 ounces dark chocolate coarsely chopped
- Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut flavor
- fairlife milk
- Preheat oven to 275F
- Whip egg whites until soft peaks start to form
- Warm coconut oil for 10-15 seconds in the microwave to soften
- Fold in coconut oil and cane sugar to egg whites
- Add vanilla or coconut flavor if desired
- Add oats, almonds, and coconut
- Stir until ingredients are coated with egg whites
- Split ingredients between two large parchment lined baking pans
- Spread mixture out on the pan
- Bake for 30-40 minutes
- Turn mixture half way through
- Cool completely
- Mix in chopped chocolate
- Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks
- Serve with fairlife milk
Don’t skip whipping the egg whites. It helps disperse them throughout the granola.
You could also add in other ingredients such as dried cherries, cranberries, or strawberries if you wanted some added fruity flavor. I would advise waiting until after your granola has cooled completely to mix in dried fruit extras and chocolate.
I suggest using a good dark chocolate bar that might add some nutritional benefits and rich, chocolatey flavor. You can always use milk chocolate if you don’t like dark.
This Almond, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate granola pairs perfectly with fairlife. This new ultra-filtered milk has 50% more protein, 30% more calcium, and 50% less sugar versus regular milk. It is also lactose-free, and they use no artificial growth hormones. I feel confident purchasing for my family. I can appreciate the sustainable farm practices used by the fairlife brand.
What are you having for breakfast this week? You can check out more recipes on the fairlife website.