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Healthy Chocolate Granola Recipe

Start your mornings with a delightful chocolatey crunch with this Healthy Chocolate Granola. This easy recipe is made with simple ingredients and can be made in less than 30 minutes! It’s chocolatey, crunchy, nutritious, gluten-free, and vegan!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 cup Cacao Powder (or Unsweetened Cocoa Powder)
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts (or your favorite nuts)
  • 1/2 cup Hulled Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Shavings
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips for topping, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Mix together all of the ingredients (except for the coconut shavings), starting with the dry ingredients and moving to the liquid ingredients. Stir to make sure all of the oats are coated.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and thoroughly stir the granola. Then, place the granola back in the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes
  • Remove the granola from the oven, add coconut shavings, and mix thoroughly. Press the granola into an even layer and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy with your favorite milk, yogurt, or ice cream! Store in an airtight conatiner for up to 2 weeks!

Notes

MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE: Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats that are processed in a gluten-free facility
MAKE IT NUT FREE: Use seeds, like pepitas or sunflower seeds, instead of nuts.
MAKE IT VEGAN: Use Maple Syrup. (honey for non-vegan option)
STORE IT: Granola can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal