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.

Samoas Granola - Daisybeet

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.

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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.
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Dark chocolate
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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.
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More granola recipes to try

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Samoas Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 67 cups of granola 1x
  • Category: breakfast


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.


  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped medjool dates
  • 1 dark chocolate baking bar


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together oats, coconut, cashews, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together maple syrup and coconut oil.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry, and mix until ingredients are well coated.
  5. Use your hands or a rubber spatula to spread the granola into an even layer on the lined baking sheet. You want the granola to basically be all one sheet, not in separate clumps.
  6. Baked for 30-35 minutes, until granola is nicely golden brown. Do not mix it or try to break it up at this point.
  7. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler. Drizzle it over the granola to form the chocolate stripes.
  8. Once the granola is COMPLETELY cooled, use your hands to break it up into large clusters.
  9. Mix in the chopped dates.


  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. You can store it on the counter or in the fridge.
  • The secret to giant granola clusters is to bake it in a single layer, then let it cool completely before handling it. If you try to mix it up before it cools, the granola won’t have big clusters.

Keywords: samoas granola, vegan, gluten free

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