Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Granola

3 Cups
35 min

A healthy, but absolutely delicious Dark Chocolate Almond Granola with the perfect clusters. Naturally sweetened and made with cocoa powder and a bit of coconut oil, it’s a low fat and sugar free treat that’s great for breakfast, a snack or even dessert!


Guys, if you haven’t tried making homemade granola yet, please, PLEASE, do yourself a favor and make this one!

It was my first time with a proper cruster-y granola and I cannot with how much I loved it! I want to cry at how good it was. Ate it straight out of the jar - no milk nothing!


I had no plans of making any sort of granola. The idea came from bananas that I wanted to use up and thought of doing a banana bread granola thing. But then chocolate happened.


This was at 2 am the previous night.


I’d had granola plans for months now, but just kept put them off. This time I decided to actually give in to my cravings just coz it was something I wanted.


Best out-of-the-blue thing ever!


Don't forget to LET IT COOL!


It will be very tempting, trust me I was right there, to just indulge, but you want the chocolate granola bark to cool completely before breaking it unto clusters. Or you won’t have any clusters at all!

Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Granola

Recipe details

  • 3  Cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients


  • 2 cups Rolled Oats, 180g
  • ¼ cup Chopped Almonds, 30g
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • ¼ tsp Salt, Optional
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup, Stevia sweetened preferred
  • ¼ cup Cacao Powder, or Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp 1:1 Sugar-free Brown Sugar Substitute, or coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions


Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, almonds, shredded coconut, and salt if using.
Heat a small pot over medium-low, combine maple syrup, sugar substitute, cocoa powder and coconut oil, and cook for 2-3 minutes until sugar is dissolved.
Remove pot from heat, ddd vanilla to pot and stir.
Pour chocolate mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine.
Transfer mixture to baking sheet, spread evenly, and press down to flatten.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool 1-2 hours, then break into clusters. This is required or the granola will be too soft.
Serve with cold milk or just eat plain!

Tips

  • To store: Let the granola cool completely first. 2-3 weeks in an airtight container.

Haylee Jane Monteiro
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Comments

  • Josie Josie on Dec 06, 2020

    I have everything on hand except the shredded coconut - can you think of a substitute or should I just omit it.

    • Haylee Jane Monteiro Haylee Jane Monteiro on Dec 06, 2020

      Hi Josie!


      I'm so glad you want to try this out. I've mentioned some substitutes on my website blog post here. I'd love to know how it turns out! Do leave a comment if you give it a try ☺️

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