Chocolate Coconut Granola with Chocolate Mocha Greek Yogurt

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Chocolate Coconut Granola packed with pumpkin seeds, carob nibs and coconut flakes!  Add to Greek-style yogurt with fruit for a tasty smoothie bowl.

Chocolate coconut granola with pumpkin seeds, carob nibs and coconut flakes #granola #yogurt | thefoodieaffair.comHave you noticed on Instagram and Pinterest that the plain ole smoothies that I’ve whipped up for years are not cutting it anymore.  The trend has shifted to smoothie bowls where you add all of your favorite toppings like fruit, nuts, chia and flax seeds over yogurt.

It’s been taking off for quite a while and I’ve been hesitant to indulge until now.  With all those toppings loaded over yogurt I got the feeling that smoothie bowl creators were trying to mask what was under all those goodies.

The key to a great tasting smoothie bowl is the yogurt base.

I quickly learned that if you have a good yogurt base, then just one or two of your favorite toppings makes the most satisfying snack or breakfast and there is no need to go overboard with the toppings.

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Also, instead of sipping on a smoothie while running out the door I found that I take more time to enjoy my meal when I eat yogurt that is served in a bowl.

Once I tasted Greek Gods Greek Style Yogurt I wanted to savor every creamy bite, and knew that a homemade chocolate coconut granola would add the perfect texture that will make me linger at the table even a little longer.

Greek Gods Greek-Style Yogurt has expanded their flavor selection from honey and fruit to rich and creamy chocolate yogurts.  Can I get a hallelujah from all the chocolate lovers out there –> ME <–

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Chocolate Coconut Granola adds just the right texture to silky yogurt.

Decadent and creamy chocolate paired with mocha, chocolate and cherry flavors.  Don’t let the smooth texture and dark brown color fool you into thinking that you’re eating pudding though.

This Greek-style yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and packed with live and active cultures (L. bulgaricus, S. themophilus), including probiotics, which are good for our digestive system.

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For this smoothie bowl I started with delicious chocolate mocha and topped it with an easy homemade chocolate coconut granola mix with pumpkin seeds and cocoa nibs.  It’s lightly sweetened with honey and bound with coconut oil.

Enjoy for breakfast, snack or instead of ice cream have a scoop of chocolate mocha yogurt for dessert!

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Chocolate Coconut Granola with Chocolate Mocha Greek Yogurt
 
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Recipe type: Granola
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon expresso powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cups coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup carob nibs
  • ½ cup per serving, Greek Gods Greek-Style Chocolate Mocha Yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  2. In a large bowl mix oats, cocoa, espresso powder and salt together until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl melt honey and coconut oil together in the microwave 20 seconds. Repeat until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour wet mixture over oats and mix until all the ingredients are well coated.
  5. Spread evenly over prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes. Stirring every 5 minutes. The last five minutes add coconut and pumpkin seeds. Remove from oven and cool. Once cool mix in carob nibs. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Serve over Greek Gods Greek-Style Chocolate Mocha yogurt with diced fruit of your choice.
Notes
Adapted from Granola with Mixed Nuts and Coconut
Makes approximately 12¼ cup servings.

Chocolate coconut granola with pumpkin seeds, carob nibs and coconut flakes #granola #yogurt | thefoodieaffair.com

Chocolate coconut granola with pumpkin seeds, carob nibs and coconut flakes #granola #yogurt | thefoodieaffair.com

Chocolate coconut granola with pumpkin seeds, carob nibs and coconut flakes #granola #yogurt | thefoodieaffair.com

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15 Comments on Chocolate Coconut Granola with Chocolate Mocha Greek Yogurt

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    ZazaCook says:
    October 25, 2016

    A healthy and delicious breakfast! Thanks for sharing:)

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      October 26, 2016

      Great way to start the morning for sure. Thanks for swing by 🙂

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    October 25, 2016

    It has been too long since I made granola. Such a great and versatile breakfast!

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      October 26, 2016

      I love making granola, but it doesn’t last long in my house. I hope you give this chocolate coconut granola a try!

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    October 25, 2016

    I’m addicted to homemade granola. Loving your delicious chocolate and coconut granola. Healthy but it makes you feel like you are being a little naughty like having a chocolate treat. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Sharing, of course!

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      October 26, 2016

      I figure we need to get our antioxidants in our diet so why not get it from chocolate 🙂 Thanks for the support Bobbi!

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    Veena says:
    October 25, 2016

    That looks so delish! and so healthy!

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    Jemma says:
    October 25, 2016

    I’m working on my own chocolate granola recipe at the moment and I love the idea of adding coconut.

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    Diana says:
    October 26, 2016

    Love having Greek yoghurt in the morning, the chocolate flavour sounds amazing too!

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      October 26, 2016

      The chocolate mocha is quite a treat! The other chocolate flavors are just as tasty too.

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    Ludmilla says:
    October 26, 2016

    I granola bowls!! It’s fast to make and delicious!! I love the chocolate flavor in this bowl!

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