Homemade Chocolate Granola
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Delicious, easy, healthy, wholesome, Homemade Chocolate Granola. Vegan, gluten-free and better than store-bought, this crunchy mix of oats, healthy nuts & seeds and chocolate is the best way to start your day.
Author:
Recipe type: Vegan - Gluten-free
Cuisine: Healthy
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 400g rolled oats / jumbo oats ( I use certified gluten-free oats)
  • 100g almond flakes
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 50g coconut flakes
  • 6 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 100g dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 100g dried apricots (finely chopped)
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • A pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 140ºC/120ºC fan oven.
  2. In a large bowl mix together oats, cocoa, almonds, salt.
  3. Add coconut oil and honey into the dry one and mix throughly until combined.
  4. Spread the granola mixture on a large non-stick baking tray.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, gently stirring the mixture with a spatula every 15 mins or so. Do not over stir, as this prevents the granola clusters from forming.
  6. Remove from the oven and mix in the pumpkin seeds and chopped dried apricots. Return to the oven and bake for a further 10 minutes, until granola is golden and crunchy.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Transfer into a large bowl and mix in the chocolate chips. Break into clusters and enjoy for breakfast or as a snack during the day.
  8. Store in an airtight container or large jar for up to 1 month.
Recipe by The Petite Cook at https://www.thepetitecook.com/homemade-chocolate-granola/