12. June 2014

Chocolate Granola

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Ever since I have shared my introduction video with you, the chocolate granola I made on screen has been one of the most requested recipes of mine. And I am happy to say: it’s here!

I used to love chocolate granola, store-bought and full of sugar – oh, I couldn’t have enough. When I said my goodbye to artificial sugar, I didn’t see granola for a long time. I had somehow labeled it as unhealthy in my head. Up until I finally decided to try and make my own. It is so easy and very little time consuming and it’s one of the best feelings to take out a jar filled with your very own made granola in the morning. You can vary flavors and ingredients, sprinkle it over fruit bowls, overnight oats, green smoothies or eat it solely with milk. You could also vary with the sweetness, adding more coconut oil and less maple syrup. Give it a try!

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Recipe

Chocolate Granola

Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: makes one big jar

Ingredients

  • 200g rolled oats
  • 100g buckwheat
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 150g almonds (chopped)
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 20g raw cacao
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. If you haven’t already bought chopped almond, take a board, knife and whole almonds and chop them in smaller pieces.
  3. In a big bowl, first mix all the dry ingredients (rolled oats, buckwheat, sunflower + pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds, raw cacao), then add the maple syrup or honey and melted coconut oil. Stir well, until everything is combined and maple syrup is evenly spread. Don’t worry when clusters have formed.
  4. Spread the granola on baking paper on a baking tray and let it bake for about 15-20 minutes. Check every 5 to 10 minutes, stirring it with a spoon, so it won’t get burned. When it’s done, take it out and let it cool off a little before storing it in a jar or something similar. Enjoy!
  • Laura

    Auf wieviel Grad muss ich den Ofen denn stellen und Ober- und Unterhitze oder benutzt du Umluft?
    Ich liebe deinen Blog und vor allem deine wunderbaren Rezepte! <3

    • Danke, liebe Laura!
      Ich benutze Ober-und Unterhitze – mehr kann mein Ofen gar nicht. hihi

  • Rio

    This looks so delicious I’m so excited to try it!! Where do you get the cocoa?? My mom got me the Hershey unsweetened cocoa and it’s pretty gross haha so if you could share where you get yours that would be great! Thank you!!

    • Hey Rio! I get mine at organic/health food stores! I am sure they sell some online as well! Hope it helps – all the best to you!

  • ina

    Oh yeah, I’ve been waiting for this recipe for quite some time now! Love it!!

    Liebst, ina

    Visit me at http://www.petite-saigon.com

  • Debs

    Do you use raw buckwheat? Is it edible only cooking it in the oven? :)

    • Oh totally!

      • Deba

        Oh thank you! I didn’t understand that, because the opinions about it are very different. You saved me ahaha :)

  • Laura

    this is lovely, I have a deep passion for granola and cacao so, perfect! lol when are you going to start posting videos on your channel?

    • Ah, I’m glad to hear that! I won’t be for a while, as I cannot film at the moment due to work. Buuut, it will happen! :)

  • Oh yeaaah, I’m so gonna make this. Perfect for my detox days. And have fun at the bloggers workshop, Suus from Food Bandits is the bomb ;)

  • Can’t wait to try this recipe! Love your blog so much! X O

  • Amanda

    Hi! Could the coconut oil be replaced by another ingredient? I’m all out!

    • You could use 2-3 tbsp of apple sauce or water! :)

      • raquelle

        Can I use any other oil instead of coconut oil? Like olive oil or sunflower oil. I am scared the water will boil in the oven :D

  • Ekta

    Hi :) I was wondering what substitute I could use for agave syrup? I can’t seem to find it anywhere! x

  • Kat

    How do you prefer to eat this? Just on its own or with milk (plant or other) or sprinkled on things? Thanks!

  • Amadeja

    hej! Can I use maple syrup instead of agave syrup and what’s the difference? What can I use instead of buckwheat?

    Love your blog so far! Greetings from Slovenia :)

    • Yes, you can of course use maple syrup! You can either just leave the buckwheat out or add some flaxseeds or different nuts instead. :)

  • Lina

    Hallo, ist es notwendig, den Kakao zu verwenden, oder kann ich es auch einfach ohne Kakao machen? Aha, gibt es vielleicht auch eine alternative zu Kokosnuss Öl, ich hab grade keines zu Hause und würde das Müsli sooooo gerne ausprobieren! Danke schon mal im Voraus, und Glückwunsch zu deinem sehr gelungenen Blog :)

    • Na klar, Kakao kannst du auch einfach weglassen. Probier mal das Kokosöl komplett wegzulassen, ich denke das müsste ebenfalls gehen. :) Danke dir, das freut mich!

  • Hannah

    If you wanted to make just normal granola can you just take out the cacao? I eat granola every morning so if I wanted to change it up a bit what would you suggest? :)

  • raquelle

    I tried it today and it is amazing! I’m just a little bit sad ’cause i burned it :( I will be more careful next time :)

  • Chelsy

    I couldn’t find buckwheat, there’s any problem if I don’t put it?
    sorry for my bad english.

  • Wow this looks amazing, I think I’ll try make it :-) i have a healthy pancake recipe on my blog, if you’d like to check it out.
    :-)
    http://Www.palebluecarrot.blogspot.ie

  • Lisa

    Making this at the moment!
    Smells so delicious! Can’t wait to tryyy, nommmm

    Love

    • Eyrún Lára Hansen

      Hey! Is it possible that you remember the recipe? I was going to try and make it today but I can’t see the recipe! Only the pictures :(

  • Rafaela Neto

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try ;)
    Love from Brazil

  • Eyrún Lára Hansen

    Uhm, is it just me or is the recipe gone? I only see the photos :O
    I looked at it yesterday to know what to buy and was going to make it now, but now I can’t see the recipe!
    Am I only having this problem?

    P.s. Thanks for great recipes, helps a lot with the changes I’m making in my life :)

    • Pauline

      So sorry! It’s up again now! x

  • Emily Facklam

    Would you post the recipe again? I love this recipe but I can’t remember the amounts of all the ingredients.

    • Pauline

      Hey Emily! So sorry, there seems to have been a technical error.
      I’ve added the recipe again to the post! Enjoy! x

      • Emily Facklam

        Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

  • Rosa

    Habe das vor ein paar Tagen nachgemacht! Sooo gut! Tolles Rezept! Ich würde mich über noch mehr tolle Ideen zu Granola-Kombinationen freuen!

    • Hey Rosa! Das freut mich sehr! Aye aye, ich werd mich mal dran setzen! :)

      • Rosa

        Ich freue mich :)

  • betty

    how much calories there is in one tbsp ?

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