Samoas Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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