Chocolate-Coconut-Chia Granola

Welcome back to my blog everyone,

I’ve been away for quite some time, but my exams are finally over and I’m even back from my holidays already. So as university is still not starting yet, I have some time for my favorite hobby, which is finding new inspiration and putting it into lovely recipes for you all.

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Today I’m sharing with you a lovely granola recipe, which I’ve been thinking about for a very long time.

Since I was a child I’ve always loved chocolate granola, as I can be quite a sweet person in the morning. The sad thing about normal chocolate granola is the fact that it contains a lot of fake sugar and additives, which you just do not want to feed your body.

So I thought it couldn’t be too hard, to create a healthier version, that nourishes your body with natural and healthy ingredients.

The following recipe is  what I came up with and I absolutely love it. It’s exactly what I imagined and it even makes your milk chocolatey as the normal granolas you can buy at the supermarket. It contains the amazing power seed quinoa, oats which are super high in fibre and chia seeds that give you an extra dose of energy for your day ahead.

Of course you can add any seeds or nuts that you prefer, but this is what I came up with in a very spontaneous moment.

I hope you enjoy it.

xx Lisa

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Chocolate-Coconut-Chia Granola 

What you need:

1 cup of oats (glutenfree if you wish)
1 cup of puffed quinoa
1/2 cup of sunflowerseeds
3 Tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
3 Tbsp Maple syrup
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp of vanilla powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

How to:

Preheat the oven to 170°C

First you combine all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and set them aside.

Mix all your liquid ingredients, except for the coconut oil, in a small bowl whilst your heating the coconut oil on a medium heat in a non-stick frying pan.

When the oil’s melted, add in the creamy mixture and stir it a little bit, so the oil and the other ingredients combine.

Add in your dry ingredients as well and stir for no longer than 5 minutes.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and put your granola on top. Spread it out nicely, so it has enough space.

Put your baking tray in the oven for 15 minutes and stir it through every 5 minutes, to make sure it won’t burn.

Finally take it out of the oven and let it cool before you store it in an airtight container.

Enjoy it with plantmilk or as a lovely topping on your smoothiebowls.

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