This samoas granola is packed with the flavors of your favorite Girl Scout cookie! It’s got coconut, chocolate, and caramel-ly dates, and it’s downright addicting.
Did you grow up eating Girl Scout cookies? I certainly looked forward to them every year, especially Samoas. These were always my favorite kind! The combination of coconut, caramel, and chocolate is just so good.
When I was brainstorming new granola recipes, I decided to replicate the flavors found in Samoas girl scout cookies. So this Samoas granola was born! You’ll get all the flavors you love about the cookies in each bite, complete with stripes of rich dark chocolate.
What’s in Samoas granola?
Here are all the ingredients you need to make this granola recipe. I’ve included some substitutions in the comments.
Old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if needed): It’s important to use rolled oats in this recipe, not quick oats or steel cut.
Unsweetened shredded coconut: Shredded coconut is best for this granola, instead of the large coconut chips you see sprinkled on top for a garnish.
Cashews: Feel free to use another nut, such as almonds or walnuts.
Coconut oil: I like using coconut oil in granola because of it’s slightly sweet and coconutty flavor. But any neutral flavored oil would be a fine substitution.
Maple syrup: This liquid sweetener adds to the caramel flavor profile we’re going for with Samoas granola. Feel free to use honey if not vegan.
Medjool dates: Medjool dates have a very sweet and caramel flavor, so they are the ideal type of date for this recipe.
Ways to enjoy Samoas granola
Top a yogurt bowl with some granola and caramelized banana or fresh raspberries.
Make a nice cream sundae, with chocolate banana nice cream, granola, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
Straight up! It’s seriously addicting all on it’s own.
With a bowl of creamy oat milk.
Bake muffins or banana bread and use it as a topping.
Make a double batch and share some with your neighbor.