Chocolate Coconut Granola

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For someone who loves food and relishes in cooking all meals painstakingly from scratch, my weekday breakfasts are often a very low key affair.

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I often just throw some dry oats in a bowl with yoghurt and whatever fruit, nuts and seeds I have to hand. However, I wanted to do something a bit more special for the dry oat naysayers in my life, and I started experimenting with granola.

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This is my favorite “result” so far. It is so luxurious I don’t know wether to eat or breakfast or dessert (I did both). I love it with yoghurt and a little sliced banana, dried cherries or my strawberry chia compote.  It also holds up well in a simple bowl of milk. Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Granola
 
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Luxurious chocolate, almond and coconut granola.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup honey (or agave if vegan)
  • ¼ cup + 2tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 250 F
  2. Melt oil, almond butter and honey in a small saucepan
  3. When melted, add cocoa powder and stir until combined
  4. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds and salt
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly so all of the dry ingredients have a lovely chocolatey coating
  6. Pour mix onto a nonstick baking tray (I gave mine a good coat of cooking spray as insurance)
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, then take out of the oven
  8. Stir in the coconut until well combined, then put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes
  9. Take out of the oven and allow to cool in the pan, once cool transfer to an air tight container breaking up the larger chunks as you go

 

4 comments

  1. Colette says:

    Ok, I have a question, do you think that making this granola recipe would be gentler on one’s tummy than uncooked rolled oats? I am starting to plan my carbo loading and want to have a practice run so to speak before my 22 miler in a couple of weeks time? Ta, ma x

    • Emma says:

      Yes, I would say so (I think we are the only raw oat people). Plus it would be a nice variation to your usual and stop you from getting bored 🙂

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