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We always have a jar of granola in the kitchen breakfast cupboard, it’s delicious and makes the perfect speedy breakfast and is ideal for adding crunch to other breakfast options. Our nutty chocolate granola is truly chocolatey and unlike many shop-bought granolas, it isn’t overly sweet.

We’ve created a recipe video to show – step by step – how easy it is to make nutty chocolate granola.

 

Prep     10 minutes

Cook    30 to 35 minutes

Makes 1 large jar

 

Ingredients

2 tablespoon coconut oil

100ml maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

50g almond butter

3 heaped tablespoon cacao powder

50g walnuts

50g pecans

50g almonds

150g jumbo oats

15g golden flax seeds

65g pumpkin seeds

50g buckwheat groats

½ teaspoon of sea salt

30g toasted coconut chips

80g un-sulphured apricots

Method

Heat the oven to 150°C fan

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

In a small pan add the coconut oil and the maple syrup, heat gently until the coconut oil is melted. Then stir in the vanilla extract and almond butter once combined add the cacao powder and stir into a smooth chocolate paste. Remove for heat and set to one side.

Roughly chop walnuts, pecans and almonds to create the nut mix.

Tip into a large mixing bowl the jumbo oats, nut mix, pumpkin seeds, golden flaxseed, buckwheat groats and the sea salt and stir.

Make a small well in the centre of the dry granola mix and scoop in the chocolate paste. Using a spoon or your hands thoroughly combine the chocolate paste until it covers all the granola.

Tip the granola into the centre of the lined baking tray and gently spread the mix evenly across the tray. Place into the centre of the oven and bake at 150°C fan for 30 minutes. Once baked, leave to cool and crisp on the tray. Then stir in the toasted coconut chips and the chopped un-sulphured apricots.

Store in an airtight container for 3 to 4 weeks (you will eat it before then).

To serve. There are many ways to enjoy granola, you might find us eating it straight from the jar as a snack, sprinkling it over bowls of porridge or smoothie bowls, but often the best way is in a bowl with berries, your choice of milk or yoghurt and a few chocolate chunks.

Watch our how to make this recipe video:

 

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