Crunchy and naturally sweetened with honey, this Healthy Chocolate Granola recipe will make you look forward to breakfast!
When I was still living in the Philippines, I frequent these small neighborhood stores (also known as sari sari stores) for my junk food stash.
One of the things I love to get from these stores are one-serving Koko Krunch cereals. I would eat them as a snack or even dessert, the way other people would treat their potato chips.
This chocolate granola reminds me so much of Koko Krunch, except that it’s made with less ingredients and no refined sugar.
Ingredients for This Healthy Granola
One of the best things about this healthy granola recipe is that you only need a few ingredients:
If you’re sensitive to gluten, you may opt for certified gluten-free oats.
I love adding chia seeds to my granola. They add more nutrients and crunch to it!
You only need a pinch of this to balance the sweetness of the granola.
If you love chocolate treats like me, you’re better off getting a huge bag of cacao powder. It’s more cost-efficient, plus you’ll be cutting back on your waste (double win!).
It may be higher in sugar compared to other sugar alternatives, but when used as part of a healthy diet, you can reap several health benefits from it.
- White Chocolate Chips (Optional)
Totally optional but if you want a more chocolatey granola, then I highly recommend adding them!
How to Make This Healthy Chocolate Granola
Step 1. Mix the dry ingredients together, except for the cacao powder and chocolate chips (if using).
In one bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together – oats, chia seeds, and salt.
Step 2. Combine the wet ingredients plus the cacao powder.
In another bowl, combine the cacao powder, coconut oil, and honey.
Step 3. Warm the chocolate mixture.
Lightly warm the chocolate mixture (cacao powder, coconut oil, and honey) in the microwave for about 20 to 25 seconds. Stir well.
Step 4. Add the warmed chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the dry mixture. Mix thoroughly until all the oats are evenly covered with chocolate.
Step 5. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Transfer the granola mixture to a parchment-lined pan and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes (stir halfway).
Step 6. Let the granola cool completely before storing.
Sprinkle with sea salt and let the granola cool completely undisturbed. Mix the chocolate chips (if using).
How to Store This Homemade Chocolate Granola
Store your chocolate granola in an airtight container either at room temperature or refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Freezing Homemade Granola
If you want your granola to stay longer, you may also freeze them. To freeze your homemade granola, simply place them in an airtight container with as little air or empty space as possible (if you have a vacuum sealer, the better!).
You may freeze your granola for up to 3 months.
Healthy Chocolate Granola Recipe
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven at 325F.
- In one bowl, combine the following dry ingredients: oats, chia seeds, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
- In another bowl, combine the coconut oil, honey, and cacao powder. Mix well and then heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
- Add the chocolate mixture to the dry mixture until the oats are evenly coated.
- Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking pan.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring halfway (I did mine at 8 minutes). Keep an eye on it as it could get burned.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and let it cool completely before eating or storing. Mix in the chocolate chips (if using).
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