Stop with that store bought sugar filled granola and make your own! This super easy, super tasty hazelnut and dark chocolate granola will add some nutritious and scrumptious crunch in to your life!
- It can be added for some extra crunch into your yogurt/fruit bowls
- Used a base for an energy bar
- Sprinkle on top of toast
I used to be happy to pay over £3 for small/medium pack of granola that was highly processed and full of sugar/syrups. I didn’t know how easy it was to make granola until I first made this tasty batch! Seriously guys, my 2 little boys even like eating it by its self as a crunchy snack.
I trick my son it thinking its Coco pops, those adverts make life hard!! He always wants some after they put out a advert. So now I just get him a bowl of this as I make it regularly. Yeah this recipe has dark chocolate in it but its just a handful and its 70% cocoa so it also has its added benefits, like boosting your happy mood!
- Hazelnuts – High in Vitamin E, Vitamin B and minerals Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium.
- Oats – High in fibre and rich in Anti Oxidants.
- Coconut oil – A healthy fat that helps convert BAD cholesterol into GOOD cholesterol.
- Honey – Healthier alternative to refined sugars.
Easy Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Granola
Simple granola packing in flavour and texture.
- 2 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder you can use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup honey or any other wet sweetener plus 2 tablespoons more for coating granola when it is out of oven.
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
Preheat oven to 150*C
Blend Hazelnuts until crushed (or chop with knife)
In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (EXCEPT chocolate)
In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together and then combine with dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly
Transfer into tray and spread mixture around evenly. Bake for about 30 mins. Keep checking every 15 mins and mix the granola with a wooden spoon to make sure the granola browns evenly and doesn't burn!
When 30 mins are up. Coat the granola with honey while still hot and mix the it through the granola. The honey should help the granola form clusters when cooled down. Let the granola completely cool then add chocolate chunks.
Store in a air tight container or glass jar and enjoy.
*RECIPE UPDATE* I recently added 1/2 cup puffed brown rice and chopped pumpkin seeds and it was BOMB! The puffed rice gave it an added chewiness to balance all that crunch!