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Double Chocolate Almond Joy Granola

Yield 4 cups

Crunchy, chocolatey, and made with real food ingredients, Double Chocolate Almond Joy Granola is perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or as a special treat!


  • cup melted coconut oil
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • cup plain unsweetened applesauce
  • cup unsweetened cacao powder or sub unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups old fashioned whole rolled oats*
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened large flake coconut
  • ½ cup raw unsalted almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce, cocoa powder, and salt until well combined. Add the oats, coconut, and almonds, stirring again until the oats and coconut flakes are well coated.
  • Spread into a single, even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Bake for 20-25 minutes, giving it a stir and a flip about halfway through.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle in the cacao nibs, and allow to cool completely. Store in a tightly sealed container for 1-2 weeks.


*Use gluten-free oats if you want this recipe to be gluten-free.
If you don't have or don't want to buy cacao powder you can substitute unsweetened cocoa powder.
If you don't have or don't want to buy cacao nibs simply omit them.
Skip the almonds for a nut-free version of this granola.

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