Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola
Happy Monday friends!! I hope you had a great weekend. We had an arctic blast this weekend and stayed in for almost all of it. A few inches of snow and 10 degrees weather calls for cozy pajamas, hot chocolate and binge-watching tv-shows. That is exactly what I did this weekend and I am not sorry. Anyone watch Suits? I was behind two seasons so had to catch up before they come back.
I was able to get started on my weekly meal prep with lunches and this coconut chocolate chip granola for snacks and breakfasts. Do you do weekly meal prep on Sundays? I am starting to get used to it thanks to this 3 week Lunch Prep Challenge where Denise provides meal prep lunch recipes and shopping list. She also has a breakfast prep challenge I loved.
I love making homemade granola! It’s so easy and I get to add in exactly what I want. It’s my favorite way to clear out the pantry. Got a left over almonds? A tablespoon of chia seeds? Flaxseeds? Throw it all in and customize it to your taste. I always have a container of granola for quick snacks and energy boost.
For this coconut chocolate chip granola, I wanted a little but of indulgent kick so I threw in chocolate chip. I upgraded my base coconut almond granola and added in chocolate chips after baking the granola. Easy peasy and my new favorite granola. After all, there is double coconut in these!!
Here are a few other granola recipes you might like:
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Granola
Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (use GF oats if you want this recipe to be GF)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup silvered almonds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
so tasty! i love granola but feel like i usually can’t eat it for breakfast since it’s so sweet, but not this one. i liked the sweetness here, and the coconut gets nice and toasty and crispy (:
so glad to hear this Heather! it is a great match for greek yogurt.
I’ve definitely been doing better when it comes to meal planning, but I am hopeless when it comes to snacks! Love this as a healthy-ish alternative to the Reese’s cups I’ve been grabbing lately lol.
Yes, I don’t get snacks prepped much and that derails my good efforts of meals.
I love making homemade granola-it’s so stinking easy! I don’t make it enough and I should–and I should start with this recipe!
So stinking easy and amazing!!
We love making our own granola for breakfasts and snacks! Love that you threw in chocolate chips with this! We need to try this soon!
Yes! The chocolate chips are a great addition!!
Ugh we did too! Single digits and then this weekend it’s supposed to be high 60 into the 70s! What is this weather?? Anyway, I haven’t made granola in ages! This sounds scrumptious!
Hhaha I am so confused too! It’s 50 here tomorrow after the frigid weekend. Oieee
Oh dear…hope you stay warm with hot chocolate and marshmallows. And happy new year to you! This granola will surely add flavors to my breakfast.
I am trying! It’s finally warming up.
I haven’t done Denise’s breakfast or lunch prep challenges, but I’m sure they’re amazing because her recipes are wonderful and she’s so thorough! This granola sounds right up my alley with the coconut and chocolate chip — I need to make a batch!
I know the coconut and chocolate would be your favorite!! Try Denise’s challenges!! I love them.