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  • Writer's pictureAmy Lippert, NTP

Gluten-Free Almond Joy Granola

Updated: Feb 12, 2022

I am a huge breakfast lover and granola is one of my favorite things to make and eat! I love the bittersweet chocolate, crunchy almonds and fragrant coconut in this simple, whole food, nutritious granola recipe.

chocolate granola


Gluten-Free Almond Joy Granola

1/2 cup Unsweetened applesauce

1/2 c up Raw Almond butter

1/2 cup Pure Maple syrup

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 tsp Sea salt

1/4 cup Cocoa powder

3 cups GF Sprouted Rolled Oats

2cup + 1cup Unsweetened Flaked coconut

1 cup Slivered Almonds

1 cup Sliced Almonds or pecans

2 cups Cacao nibs or mini dark chocolate chips (opt)


Preheat oven to 275

In a large bowl combine applesauce, almond butter, vanilla, maple syrup, salt and cocoa powder. Stir in oats, 2 cups of coconut, and almonds. Spread in a thin layer over a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 60-75 minutes stirring every 15-minutes until granola has dried out and slightly browned.

Let granola cool slightly before adding the coconut and chocolate nibs/chips and stirring well and then cooling completely. The mini chocolate chips will melt and form little irresistible clumps that I cannot stop eating!

Almond Joy Granola is easy to enjoy on it's own with a bowl of cold milk, over ice cream or yogurt!

coconut granola


Did you make this recipe? Tag @almond.milk.and.cookies on Instagram and hashtag it #almondmilkandcookies


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