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My Chocolate Granola

9 November 2016

My Chocolate Granola

I’ve been making big batches of chocolate granola lately!

My latest batch was slightly different to my usual Chocolate Coconut Granola recipe, as I didn’t use any coconut.

Here’s the recipe again! Without coconut!

Chocolate Granola

4 cups of rolled oats
2 cups of mixed seeds (pepitas, chia seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds)
1 cup of almonds, roughly chopped in a food processor
1 cup of walnuts (or cashews), roughly chopped in a food processor

2/3 cup of coconut oil
2/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/3 cup of maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence

(Makes about 8 cups of granola.)

1. Pre-heat oven to 130C. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper.

2. Put coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla essence in a small saucepan and stir slowly over low heat until smooth.

3. Mix the oats, coconut, seeds, almonds and walnuts in large bowl. Pour in the chocolate mixture in and stir until all the dry ingredients are well coated.

4. Divide the mixture up onto the 3 baking trays. And bake for 30 minutes. Then turn off the oven and leave the granola in the hot oven for another 30 minutes.

6. Take the pans out of the oven and without stirring the granola, let it cool completely in the pan. It will harden and crisp up as it cools.

7. Store in a large, air tight container and enjoy for breakfast, snacks and dessert (served with ice cream YEAH!)