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A spoon scooping up chocolate granola and almond milk in a bowl

Healthy Chocolate Granola

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Healthy Chocolate Granola is perfect when you need some chocolate in the morning! Enjoy it on its own or as a topping!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the oats, hazelnuts, coconut flakes, chia seeds and sea salt together in a large mixing bowl. 
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. 
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix to combine. 
  5. Spread the mixture evenly onto the baking sheet, pressing down firmly. (This will help form those clusters.) 
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes flipping the pan halfway through. Let cool completely on the countertop then break apart with your fingers. 
  7. Store in a large jar or container. 

Notes

Store in a sealed jar or container for up for two months. 

If you prefer a sweeter granola, you may want to add more maple syrup. I wanted to keep this recipe a bit lower in sugar and I find it to be the perfect sweetness as is. If you prefer your granola on the sweeter side, you can add 1/2 cup of maple syrup instead of 1/3 cup of maple syrup.

Press the granola into the pan before baking. This is the key to getting those crispy chunky clusters. You want to press all the granola together into the baking pan.

Keep an eye on it in the oven. If your oven runs hot, keep an eye on the granola as it can start to burn a bit around the edges.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/12th of recipe
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Fat: 11.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.8g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: chocolate granola, healthy chocolate granola, chunky chocolate granola, chocolate granola clusters