Making granola from scratch could not be easier. This Chocolate Coconut Granola with Pecans is the perfect addition to your morning yogurt bowl. A delicious blend of coconut, cocoa powder, pecans, and chocolate chunks is combined with wholesome oats. Enjoy it with milk or yogurt.
– 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats – 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut – ½ cup chopped pecans – ½ cup crushed pecans – 2 tablespoon light brown sugar packed – ⅓ cup cocoa powder – ⅓ cup liquid coconut oil – ⅓ cup maple syrup – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet tray with a sheet of parchment or a silpat.
In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, shredded coconut, pecan pieces, crushed pecans, cocoa powder, and brown sugar.
Whisk together the liquid coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
Pour the liquid ingredients over the oat mixture, and stir together until everything is incorporated.
Pour the oat mixture onto the center of the prepared baking sheet. press the granola down into a rectangle.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Rotate the pan, and bake for approximately 15 more minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with the chocolate chunks and allow the granola to cool. Once the chocolate has set, break the granola into pieces (or clusters).