Chocolate Granola

Chocolate Granola

Eating bowlfuls of wintery chocolate granola…

Bowlfuls of granola covered in milk and eaten from the comfort of your sofa wrapped up in a snuggly dressing gown… Perfect!

I love making my own granola, it’s so easy to do and you can pretty much throw flavours together and it’ll work – I’d even go so far to say it’s foolproof. For this granola recipe I’ve used chocolate as the main flavour, with a hint of cinnamon throughout. I’ve added in raw cacao but you could easily substitute for a good quality dark cocoa powder instead (perhaps add a little more than instructed below if using cocoa instead).

As Christmas is on the way, you could make batches of this granola and then pour into glass jars and tie a lovely ribbon around to make a pretty homemade gift for your family and friends. I’m sure they’ll love it as much as I do! I like to create little home-made treats for this time of the year, it’s a great way to play around in the kitchen and get creative, and then pass all the loveliness to your loved ones.


Chocolate Granola Recipe

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 tbsp raw cacao

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 150 g oats

  • 100 g mixed nuts

  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds

  • 50 g chopped dates

How to make

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°c.

  2. Begin by adding the coconut oil, maple syrup, raw cacao, cinnamon and vanilla extract to a pan. Gently heat together until the ingredients are melted.

  3. In a mixing bowl add the oats, mixed nuts and seeds and stir together.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl and using a spoon, stir together until fully coated and combined.

  5. Spread out the granola onto a baking tray in an even layer.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through.

  7. Add the chopped dates when cool, store in an airtight container.