Healthy Granola Recipe

Healthy Granola Recipe

Perfect on it’s own added as an extra crunch on oats or just by itself as a snack, this super simple Healthy Granola recipe is sure to be a family favourite in no time!

I’ve shaken things up a little with this recipe and have added a hit of CHOCOLATE (or cacao) for a unique flavour twist! Yep Chunky Chocolate Granola (that’s actually good for you!)

Packed with the goodness of oats, buckwheat and nuts. This recipe is refined sugar free, and packed full of good fats and protein to keep you feeling full up until your next meal.

If you’re looking for an quick and easy healthy granola recipe to add to your breakfast repertoire, than look no further!  

healthy Granola recipe

Makes 8 cups

3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 ½ cups coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
1 cup hazelnuts 
¼ cup chia seeds
1/3 cup honey, rice malt syrup or maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup cacao powder


Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. 

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt coconut oil and add honey, rice malt syrup or maple syrup, vanilla and cacao. Whisk to combine until smooth. Leave aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile in a mixing bowl combine oats, buckwheat, coconut and chia seeds. Roughly chop nuts and add them to the mix.

Pour over liquid ingredients and mix until well combined.

On two lined baking trays, spread the mixture out in an even layer (don’t make the mixture too thick, or it won’t cook through evenly). 

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from oven, and break granola up into smaller pieces and place back in oven to bake for another 5-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes until toasted and fragrant.

You need to watch the granola closely as the combination of oats, oil and honey can burn quickly. You want to remove it from the oven when the granola is lightly browned and smelling delicious! Chunky Chocolate Granola will store in an air tight jar for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long…)

Enjoy on it’s own as a snack, with milk of your choice and fruit for breakfast, with a good spoonful of greek yoghurt or on top of ice-cream as an after dinner treat!

As a health and wellbeing coach Penny works with busy time-poor working women who are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Through her work, Penny helps women make simple choices around healthy food, providing ‘fuss-free’ recipes, wellness tips and simple everyday practices; to increase their energy, lower their stress levels and fall in love with real food so they lead healthier, happier lives.

If you’re ready to start living a healthier and happier life, contact Penny through the contact page for your free 30-minute consultation.

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