Triple Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters are made with gluten-free oats, desiccated coconut, and almond butter to get those fantastic clusters we all love. Plus this recipe can be made vegan-friendly by using your favorite protein powder and dairy-free chocolate chips.
Granola will make about 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.
*Using a mixture of old fashioned oats and quick oats helps create the clusters. But feel free to use all old-fashioned if you prefer.
*If you can’t find desiccated coconut, you may use shredded coconut, and pulse down to get finer pieces. I used this from Vitacost.
You could also probably add another 1/4 cup of quick oats in place of the coconut.
*Use favorite chocolate protein powder. I used whey, but any variation should work. You may also leave it out entirely.
*If coconut oil is solid, you can microwave the almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla with the coconut oil for 10 second increments until coconut oil has melted. Stir well.
*Not stirring the granola as much will get you more clusters. I “sprinkled” the mixture on the pan, which resulted in more clumps from the beginning, then only flipped the granola gently to maintain the clusters.
*Nutrition information calculated with the chocolate chips and cacao nibs, as well as an all natural whey protein powder.