5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Granola
Chocolate Granola
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Chocolate Granola is super easy to make and is yummy for breakfast either on its own or as a topping for yogurt. It's full of healthy ingredients and will keep for several weeks when stored in an airtight container. I like to package the Chocolate Granola in treat bags tied with a decorative ribbon for wonderful homemade Christmas presents. I also like to munch on the granola as a snack.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Granola, Granola, Healthy Granola
Servings: 27
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Chula King
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats (See Tip 1)
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened flake coconut
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup sliced almonds (See Tip 2)
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (See Tip 2)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (See Tip 3)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Line two large baking sheets with sides with silicon mats or parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Combine oats, groats, coconut, cocoa, almonds, pecans, allspice, cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, sesame seeds, Chia seeds and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

  3. Heat syrup, vanilla extract, brown sugar, olive oil and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the coconut oil is melted and the brown sugar is dissolved.

  4. Pour syrup mixture over oat mixture; stir with a wooden spoon or silicon spatula until thoroughly mixed.

  5. Divide the granola mixture evenly between the two baking sheets. Spread into thin layers.

  6. Bake in preheated 300° F oven for 55 minutes or until granola appears dry and is set. Remove from oven; cool completely.

  7. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

  8. Yield: 9 cups. (See Tip 4)

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. Buckwheat groats are the hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant. I bought mine at the local coop. You could also use oat groats.
  2. I used a combination of sliced almonds and pecans in this delicious granola. You could use whatever mix of nuts or seeds you like such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, etc.
  3. You could use honey in place of the maple syrup.
  4. The Chocolate Granola can be packaged in treat bags and tied with a decorative ribbon for homemade Christmas gifts.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.