Coconut Granola Bites
Coconut granola bars baked in a muffin pan and drizzle with chocolate!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 2 cups rolled oats gluten-free
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 4 oz. unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup gluten-free flour
- ¼ cup flax seeds
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Topping: ¼ cup melted vegan mini semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line with cupcake liners a muffin pan and spray with cooking spray or use a silicone muffin pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, cinnamon, flour, almonds, flax seeds and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the maple syrup, egg, apple sauce, oil and vanilla. Mix well using a spoon or your hands. Scoop about ½ cup into each muffin section and pat down to compact and ensure even baking.
Bake for 20 minutes, until the granola muffins begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool then transfer to a cooling rack.
Melt chocolate chips in a bowl in the oven on 250 degrees 3-5 minutes or in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minutes until slightly melted. Stir until fully melted and with a fork drizzle the melted chocolate over granola bites. Let cool then serve.