Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters (+ Video!)

These Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters are bite-sized flavor bombs that won’t crumble and fall apart like regular granola.  So enjoy your granola, MESS FREE!  I love this suuuper easy recipe because it’s no bake, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.  Plus, it has ZERO added sugar and more protein and fiber than storebought granola!

I repeat…  CHOCOLATE. COCONUT. GRANOLA. CLUSTERS.

YASSSSS.

These clusters are everything you need in life.  They’re sweet, they’re chocolatey, they’re satisfying, and best of all, they’re delicious AND healthy at the same time!!

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters: bite-sized flavor bombs that won't crumble everywhere like regular granola. Enjoy granola MESS FREE! This easy recipe is no-bake, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. With less calories and more protein and fiber than storebought granola. Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Granola is awesome and everything but whenever I eat it, those darned oats seem to find their way to my chair, my floor, my clothes, my purse…  it just crumbles all over the place and I hate it.  That’s why granola clusters reign supreme.  Bite-sized treats that stay together rather then fall through your fingers are just the way to go.

Instead of using honey, egg whites, and whey, I made this recipe sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!  Instead of honey, this is sweetened with stevia.  Instead of egg whites, I used coconut butter.  Instead of whey, I used vegan protein powder and coconut milk.

These Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters are the best finger food.  And unlike typical granola recipes, this one’s no-bake.  So no need to tend to some toasting granola in the oven for an hour or two.

Holy lawd in heaven.  These Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters!!  Great for breakfast, but really now, I could eat this shizz all day.  Seriously guys.  THIS IS THE BOMB AND YOU NEED IT ASAP!!

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters: bite-sized flavor bombs that won't crumble everywhere like regular granola. Enjoy granola MESS FREE! This easy recipe is no-bake, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. With less calories and more protein and fiber than storebought granola. Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

~6 cups

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Fat per serving: 9.5

Calories per serving: 170

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut butter and coconut milk. Whisk in the stevia and salt.
  2. Whisk in the protein powder and cocoa powder.
  3. Fold in the oats. Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet and press it down. Refrigerate uncovered for 3+ hours.
  4. Break apart the granola, portion into baggies, and store in the freezer (you can eat it straight from the freezer!)
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Watch me make these Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters on camera!

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters: bite-sized flavor bombs that won't crumble everywhere like regular granola. Enjoy granola MESS FREE! This easy recipe is no-bake, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. With less calories and more protein and fiber than storebought granola. Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

These Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters are nutritionally balanced with healthy fats, complex carbs, filling fiber, no added sugar, and complete protein…  basically the epitome of a perfect breakfast 🙂

Hmmm don’t mind if I do!  *grabs huge handful of granola*

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters: bite-sized flavor bombs that won't crumble everywhere like regular granola. Enjoy granola MESS FREE! This easy recipe is no-bake, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. With less calories and more protein and fiber than storebought granola. Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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23 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters (+ Video!)”

  1. I understand that asking this question defeats the purpose of your recipe, but I’ll go ahead and ask anyway…

    As I am allergic to oats and do not have any quinoa flakes at home, what might you suggest I substitute it with? Coconut shreds?

    Thanks, girl 😉

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Zosia- Oh yeah, totally! I’m sure shredded coconut would work just fine, I would omit the coconut extract though otherwise it might be too overpowering. I wish I could send you a box of my quinoa flakes, I bought a 6-pack off amazon and have sooo much now 🙂

  2. This looks amazing… They really look like little jewels in that sundae bowl with the rich red background 🙂 Oh, and the “Don’t mind if I do” coupled with a picture of your hand picking one up really cracked me up – and did indeed make me jealous!

  3. It’s like you read my mind! I always pick out the massive chunks of granola and leave the single oat bits in the bag, never to be seen (eaten) again! 😀 The big clusters are just so much more satisfying! I can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂

  4. But, yours has 5g more saturated fat and more sodium, too.

    • Jessica | Desserts with Benefits

      Coconut Butter is the source of saturated fat, and coconut is a very healthy ingredient. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut are more readily available for use as energy in the body and are much healthier than animal-based saturated fats.

      And if you want to lower the sodium then just omit the salt!

      -Jessica 🙂

  5. Could I use regular protein powder blend for this recipe? I have Optimum Nutrition chocolate protein powder on hand…

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Hi Teresa,
      I haven’t tried using other protein powders in this but I’m sure it will work. Just an FYI, brown rice protein powder absorbs a lot more water than whey/egg/casein protein powder so you might need to add an extra scoop or two… maybe even three. Every protein powder works differently.
      I hope you like the recipe!
      -Jess

  6. Loved this recipe! I like the idea of portioning it out for a grab and go snack, too, and I found this to be much more filling and satisfying than regular granola! Only thing I missed is the crunch 🙂

  7. This looks great! Do you think this recipe will work without any protein powder – or is it a must-add? Thanks!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Kristie-
      I haven’t made this recipe without the protein powder so I’m not sure how it would work out without it. If you omit it, I would recommend adding more cocoa powder and more sweetener. Let’s say, 2 more tablespoons of Dutch cocoa and 2-3 more packets of Truvia. Cocoa powder is very bitter without sweetener, and the protein powder comes pre-sweetened with stevia. Just give it a taste as you go along 🙂
      Hope you like the recipe!
      -Jess

  8. No mess AND I can have chocolate in my breakfast?! Yes, please!

  9. Hi, these look amazing. I can’t wait to make them. I’m just wondering what program you use for your nutrition labels, the side by side comparison was great.

  10. Perfect balanced (and delicious) breakfast? You don’t need to tell me twice.

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  13. sara lafountain
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    In the first instruction it says mix the coconut butter and almond milk, but there is no almond milk in the ingredient list.

  14. Can I just say a huge THANK YOU for this amazing recipe?!?!?! I actually made it TWICE today!!! The first batch was the recipe you wrote and the second batch was a different variation. I used Binnie’s Coconut Butter (maple flavored) with vanilla protein powder, maple extract, omitted the cocoa powder, used 1 cup of oats, 1/2 cup chia seeds, 1/2 cup flax seeds and 1.5 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes. It was HEAVENLY!

    • Holly, you just made my day!
      EDIT: you just made my WEEK!!
      I’m so glad you got a chance to make the recipe, and then make it AGAIN using your own subs. Your version sounds heavenly. I think I’m gonna try your version (love the addition of chia + flax seeds) ASAP!

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