Homemade Almond Joy Granola made with gluten-free oats, unsweetened shredded coconut, raw almonds, and chocolate. A gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free recipe!
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine oats, cocoa powder, almonds, coconut, salt, and coconut sugar. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, add coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined. Pour liquid over dry ingredients and stir with a large spoon until the oat mixture is completely coated.
Transfer mixture to prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Using an extra piece of parchment paper, press down oat mixture into an even, packed layer.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through bake time and carefully flattening back into an even layer with your piece of parchment. Also at the halfway mark, tent pan lightly with a sheet of foil to avoid burning.
When finished baking, remove from oven and allow granola to cool completely on a wire rack, before breaking it into pieces and placing in an airtight container. This will ensure there are clumps!
Adapted from my Cinnamon Apple Granola.