Do you ever get those days when you just fancy having chocolate for breakfast? I have to admit that I certainly do and that's where the inspiration for this recipe began. Listening to what my body is asking for and finding an Emmy Creates way to do this. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day!!!! So you'll probably start to realise I want to make yummy things like this chocolate granola! A great alternative to those high sugar cereals out there.
Serves: 10 - 14
Time to prepare: 10 minutes
Time in the oven: 20 - 30 minutes
3 cups gluten free oats (300g)
1/3 cup cacao/ cocoa powder (40g)
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted) (45g)
1/3 cup honey/agave (40g)
1/8 cup chia seeds (15g)
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (35g)*
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (75g)
1/2 tsp coconut oil (for greasing)
1 cup dried blueberries (or a dried fruit of your choice)
How to Create...
First prehat your oven to 200’ (gas mark 6).
Next, melt your coconut oil (1/3 cup) in a saucepan and mix in the honey/agave/liquid sweetener and cacao/coca powder. Stir it gently until it looks like a chocolate sauce. (I choose to do this in a big saucepan so I can mix in the remaining ingredients in the same pan so I don't use too many dishes.)
After that, mix in the remaining ingredients until everything is covered and pour into your greased baking tray (grease a baking tray using the left over coconut oil on your spoon!)
Bake for 20 - 30 minutes stirring regularly to ensure it bakes evenly. Be careful to watch this one so it doesn’t burn.
I like to have mine with fresh blueberries.
This recipe is gluten free (if you use GF oats), dairy free, refined sugar free and is full of wholesome goodness. Suitable for everyone but in case you wondered Veggies, Vegans, Dairy Frees and Gluten Frees can munch it too! (Of course this is all dependable on the ingredients you buy).
Hope it hits the chocolate spot,
This recipe is plant based, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and is full of wholesome goodness. All the ingredients I use I try to use organic, local and fair trade where possible and necessary but it’s up to you to choose what you want to use.
Did you know...
*Pumpkin seeds can be a good source of B vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein. The seeds have high levels of essential fatty acids that can help to maintain healthy blood vessels and lower "unhealthy" cholesterol in the blood (1).