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I know how much you guys love a gluten free granola recipe, and I think this gluten free chocolate and coconut granola is the best yet!

Packed with coconut flakes and chunks of dark chocolate, this is a gluten and dairy free granola recipe that feels a little bit special.

I decided after the popularity of my gluten free peanut butter granola that I really should come up with some different varieties.

Granola in the supermarkets is always so expensive but making your own is super cheap and honestly the easiest thing EVER.

Once you realise just how simple this is to make in bulk, I promise you’ll never go back.

I actually based this on a new Sainsbury’s free from granola I found – but while theirs is around £4 a box, this you can make in bulk for way cheaper.

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How to make gluten free granola

Making your own gluten free granola is honestly the easiest thing ever – trust me.

All you really need is a few simple ingredients and once you’ve got that right, you can mix and match any flavour combinations.

I use gluten free oats as a base for my granola but if can’t tolerate these then rice flakes are a good alternative and can be found in some free from aisles.

For sweetness I add honey, but you can also use maple syrup, especially if you want this to be vegan.

The mixture of coconut oil and honey holds the granola together so that as it cools after baking, you get those marvellous chunks.

To me, the chunkier the granola the better!

But if you prefer you can always break these up a bit more once the granola has cooled after baking.

gluten free granola with chocolate and coconut


There’s a full printable recipe card below, but for the shopping list you will need:

  • 75g coconut oil
  • 100ml honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 300g gluten free oats
  • 100g coconut flakes
  • 100g dark chocolate (I used 70% dark chocolate)

And that’s it – I told you this recipe was super simple!

Make sure you use specifically gluten free oats when making this recipe.

Oats are often contaminated by gluten-containing crops which is why you must always shop for gluten free oats.

You can easily find these in most free from aisles though.

Of course to make this chocolate and coconut granola you’ll need coconut flakes and chocolate for the flavours.

If making this recipe dairy free, ensure the chocolate you are using is definitely free from dairy.

You can use chocolate chips if you prefer but I like this method of melting and swirling the chocolate so you get funky shaped pieces.

gluten free granola with chocolate and coconut

How to eat your gluten free granola

Of course, the typical way to eat your gluten free granola is by chucking it in a bowl with milk.

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic, right?

This chocolate and coconut granola is also really good served with thick Greek yoghurt and some fresh berries.

You could make it into granola bars too which would be delicious.

And you can even use it as a crumble topping – just like in my spiced pear with granola topping crumble.

This gluten free granola stores really well, so don’t worry about rushing to use up leftovers.

You can make a big batch and just ensure it’s in an airtight container like a Kilner jar so that it stays fresh.

Plus how cool does this jar of homemade granola look on the kitchen worktop!?

gluten free granola with chocolate and coconut

My chocolate and coconut granola recipe

Here’s the recipe for my favourite new gluten free breakfast – my chocolate and coconut granola.

This recipe makes enough for around 10 servings but it’s really easy to scale up or down.

If you make this recipe and love it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or using #theglutenfreeblogger. I love seeing your bakes!

And please do leave a review to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me. 

gluten free granola with chocolate and coconut
Yield: 10 portions

Chocolate and Coconut Granola

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

My chocolate and coconut granola recipe is gluten free, dairy free and uses a few simple ingredients. A cheap and easy gluten free breakfast with minimal ingredients - vegan option available, see ingredients for swaps!


  • 75g coconut oil
  • 100ml honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 300g gluten free oats
  • 100g coconut flakes
  • 100g dark chocolate (I used 70% dark chocolate)


  1. Preheat the oven to 160'C / Fan 140'C / Gas Mark 4. Line two large baking trays with baking paper and set to one side.
  2. Add the coconut oil and honey (or maple syrup if making a vegan version) to a large saucepan and place on a low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted.
  3. As soon as the oil has melted, remove from the heat and pour in the gluten free oats and coconut flakes. Stir with a wooden spoon until everything is mixed well.
  4. Pour the mixture between the baking sheets and spread out - don't worry if any bits clump together, granola clumps are the best! Place the baking trays in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  5. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely BEFORE moving. The granola will clump together as it cools forming those wonderful chunks!
  6. While the granola is cooling, break the chocolate into chunks and melt over a bowl of boiling water (or in 30-second intervals in the microwave). Lay a sheet of baking paper on a large tray or chopping board then drizzle the melted chocolate in swirls over it.
  7. Place the tray in the fridge for 30 minutes until set, then break the chocolate swirls into pieces. Pour the cold granola into a large tub or bowl, then add in the chocolate pieces and mix well. Store in an airtight container.


  • You can use chocolate chips if you prefer but I like the random chunks of the swirls chocolate! Make sure you use a dairy free chocolate if making this DF/vegan.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 20gProtein: 5g


Want to have a go at some of the other gluten free breakfast recipes on the blog?

Give some of these other gluten free breakfast and brunch ideas a try and see what you think!

There are plenty to choose from – here are a couple of easy baking tutorials to get you going:

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About Sarah Howells

Hi, I'm Sarah! Diagnosed with coeliac disease 20 years ago, I'm on a mission to create the best gluten free recipes since sliced bread. No fruit salads or dry brownies here.

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  1. Very interesting blog. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends. I have been using Dark Chocolate Granola from True Elements – a clean label food brand as a breakfast option and they are really tasty and healthy. Thank you.