Sweet Loren's

Looking for a way to sweeten up your breakfast? Look no further. Our chocolate granola is the perfect morning treat to kickstart your day. The granola has a great crunchy texture from the combination of oats, cocoa nibs, almonds and shredded coconut. We used maple syrup, a naturally unrefined sugar, to sweeten the granola.

Feel free to use this recipe as a guideline, and customize is to your taste buds. Swap out hazelnuts for almonds, or add dried cherries. All of these ingredients are regular pantry staples, so whip up a batch whenever the craving strikes. Whether you put it on top of yogurt, or eat it plain, we guarantee this chocolate granola is going to be your new favorite snack.


½ cup chocolate chips (optional)¼ cup cocoa powder2 cup rolled oats1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut1 cup slivered almond3 Tbsp cocoa nibs (optional) pinch of sea salt½ cup maple syrup¼ cup coconut oil or olive oil½ tsp vanilla extract¼ tsp almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat the maple syrup and oil until bubbly. (Watch mixture carefully- you don’t want the maple syrup to burn.) Whisk in cocoa powder. Stir in vanilla & almond extracts.
  4. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Spread granola over baking sheet, stir every 15-20 minutes. After 40 minutes, granola should be evenly toasted and ready to come out of the oven.

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Tags: Contributor, Snack, Breakfast, High Fiber, Kid-Friendly, Coconut, Chocolate, Easy

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