Baking, Breakfast, Recipes

Chunky Dark Chocolate Honey Granola

December 10, 2011

I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to create my own granola when it’s one of the easiest things to make! I bought a bag of granola at Le Pain Quotidien in October which was really good, but the bag is now empty which meant that I had to get creative and make my own granola. I threw in all the nuts and seeds I could find and as an extra touch at the end, added dark chocolate chunks…yummy!

Perfect with milk, yoghurt, on top of your oatmeal….

or simply as a snack…

Chunky Dark Chocolate Honey Granola

makes a lot!

You will need:

  • 300g oats
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/3 flax seeds
  • 1/4 sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts)
  • 3 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a pot, heat up the water, honey, sugar and vanilla extract. Stir and wait for the sugar to fully dissolve.
  3. In the meantime mix together all of the dry ingredients (except for the chocolate, coconut flakes and flax seeds) in a large bowl.
  4. Stir the sugar-honey mixture in with the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Transfer the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake for 40-50min. Check on the granola occasionally while baking and stir to ensure even browning and crispiness.
  6. After the granola is done (or golden) let it cool completely.
  7. Transfer to an air-tight container and add in the chocolate, coconut flakes and flax seeds.

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply frugalfeeding December 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    This looks great – so perfect for breakfast.

    • Reply healthinspirations December 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      Granola is indeed perfect for breakfast, or lunch or even dinner. I think I love it a little too much!

  • Reply Shannon from Healthiful Balance December 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    YUM! That granola looks soo good, thanks for sharing the recipe! Granola is my weekness 😛

    • Reply healthinspirations December 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Shannon. I know, granola is too good, I’ve been snacking on it all day long!

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