Homemade Chocolate Granola

healthy breakfast at the ready

My Homemade Healthy Granola went down a treat for many of you. I love hearing your reviews on my recipes. Keep em’ coming.

So why not created a chocolate-y version, because chocolate is compulsory for breakfast right? I have such a sweet tooth.

Again, this recipe proves how easy it is to create your own granola, that will last you the whole week and is free from the high sugars and oils, that the majority of supermarket granolas boast.

So 20 spare minutes on a sunday evening to prep your breakfasts for the whole week, which will save you money (supermarket granolas are super steep in price!), ensure you’re getting a healthy start to the day and taste amazing. No brainer!

This granola is free from refined sugars, dairy and gluten (if you use GF oats). Plus there are many different ways you could incorporate this granola into your breakfasts or snacks:

  • Graze on it plain from the jar
  • Add your favourite dairy-free milk
  • Eat with dairy free yoghurt topped with fruit

So a protein and fibre packed breakfast which is free from refined sugars and tastes divine, and keeps you feeling full right up to lunchtime. Let me know how you find it – and what you ate it with. Enjoy!

takes approx. 20 minutes

Ingredients
80g walnuts (chopped)
45g hemp seeds
75g pumpkin seeds
35g flaxseeds
50g dessicated coconut
80g almonds
60g oats (use gluten-free if required)
30g buckwheat flakes (optional – I just had some to use up!)
25g cacao powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
50ml ish of coconut oil
40ml ish of maple syrup

Method
1.Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
2. In a food processor add your almonds and blitz until crumbly. You want some larger chunks as well.
3. In a large bowl empty your crushed almonds, and add your chopped walnuts, hemp, pumpkin and flaxseeds, desiccated coconut, oats, buckwheat flakes, cacao powder and salt (basically all of the dry ingredients). Combine.
4. Next add your coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix evenly until all of the dry ingredients are coated.
5. Spread out on a baking tray lined with baking paper and put in oven for 8 minutes.
6. Give your granola a shake/stir and place back in oven for a further 5 minutes.
7. Let cool, and store in airtight container for 7-10 days.

Enjoy! – share and tag your creations with me on Instagram @whatluceeats

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