Chocolate Granola Recipe

Chocolate Granola Recipe

Our kids (especially our daughter), love to have chocolate granola for breakfast. Unfortunately, most of the ready ones contain too much added sugar, and preferably I would like to avoid this......the good news is that you can make your own chocolate granola without the added sugar, and include only healthy ingredients! Below I am sharing a healthy chocolate granola recipe, that you can make with your kids. This will be a great opportunity to get the kids involved in the "cooking" process, and make them aware of what it means to nourish your body with healthy food, and how to look and create healthy options.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut (shredded and unsweetened)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (preferably walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup seeds (combination of flex, hemp and chia)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups grape seeds or extra virgin oil
  • 1/2 cup raw honey or 100% maple syrup (if you prefer your granola a bit sweeter, then add couple of extra spoons)
  • 1/4 dark chocolate (chopped) - optional

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 160ºC
  • cut the walnuts into small pieces
  • in large bowl stir all the dry ingredients (except the coconut / brown sugar) - oats, coconuts, nuts, seeds, cacao powder
  • in separate (smaller) bowl whisk the coconut oil, honey / maple syrup, coconut / brown sugar until smooth
  • poor the coconut oil mixture over the oat mixture and stir until the oat mixture is coated
  • coat the tray with a little bit of olive or grape seeds oil
  • spread and press the oats mixture to the tray
  • bake for 15min, stir, and bake for another 15min
  • cool off completely before stirring again
  • if you decide to add the dark chocolate - cut it into small pieces, and add it once the chocolate granola has completely cooled off
  • store in an airtight container
  • you can enjoy it dry, with some Greek yoghurt, or almond milk. Some toping ideas include, but not limited to:
    • goji berries
    • half a banana
    • hemp seeds
    • coconut flakes

Enjoy some fun time with your kids, and let me know how you all like the recipe

Enjoy,

Anna

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