Skinny Dark Chocolate Chia Granola
Yield: 4 servings
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the old-fashioned oats, coconut shreds, chia seeds, and cocoa powder. Stir to combine. (You may want to sift the cocoa powder in if your's is clumpy.)
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir until the coconut oil is melted.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and pour the mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour the granola onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Be sure not to compact it.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes to keep the granola from clumping too much. Take out of the oven and let cool. The cold air will help the granola to crisp up and become crunchy. Once completely cooled, sprinkle on the chocolate chips and give it a stir. Then place the granola in an airtight jar and store for 2-3 weeks (but it probably won't last that long).
Recipe by Natural Chow at