Chocolate Chunk Granola (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

I remember when I was around thirteen I told my mom I wanted to eat a bit healthier so the first switch I made was to have granola (not realising it had more sugar than the cereal that had been eating). Since then I’ve had a slight obsession with granola.

Granola is not something that will last long in my house because I use it on everything. I put it on smoothie bowls, porridge, yoghurt, chia pudding, have it plain with some almond milk or just snack on handfuls. It can be costly to buy granola so often so making my own saves quite a bit.

This recipe is pretty simple and super crunchy and tasty! You can add whatever you like and make it your own but I like to keep it pretty simple!

Ingredients

  • 100g oats (Instant oats make a really crunchy granola)
  • 1tbsp cacao powder
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g agave syrup/maple syrup
  • 1tbsp almond/peanut butter
  • 70g coconut oil (melted)
  • 10g chia seeds
  • Handful raisins
  • Handful chopped walnuts
  • 40g dark chocolate (chopped)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celcius.
  2. Add the oats, cacao powder and pumpkin seeds to a bowl. Mix the coconut oil, agave and nut butter together in a separate bowl and slowly mix into the oats.
  3. Spread the mixture out on a lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, add the walnuts and chia seeds and stir. Place back into the oven for a further 10 minutes.R
  5. Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  6. Add the chocolate chunks and raisins and transfer to an airtight container.
  7. This granola will stay fresh for up to 10 days!

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