Home made oil-free chocolate granola

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Store-bought granola and muesli are often packed with processed sugar and saturated fat. Using a lot of ingredients, additives and preservatives makes it not very healthy, even though lot of us think otherwise. If you are not used to reading nutritional labels, take a minute and check the ingredients in your ‘healthy’ cereal… Not happy? Don’t worry! Home made granola is here to save the day. Using only few honest ingredients, with just a bit of time you can make your own, truly healthy snack full of minerals. And what’s more, without oil and refined sugar!

 

Granola ingredients:

2 cups oats – I used Good Earth

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 cup walnuts/other nuts, chopped – I used Emy walnuts

1 large spotty banana, mashed

3 tbsp honey/maple syrup

1,5 tbsp chia seeds

cinnamon, bit of salt

1/4 cup (vegan) sugar-free dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup raisins

 

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl mash the banana with fork and add honey/maple syrup.
  • Mix in oats, cocoa powder, chia seeds, chopped walnuts and cinnamon with a bit of salt. Make sure everything is fully combined and there are lumps of oats.
  • Transfer the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Spread evenly, creating a thin layer.
  • Bake at 160°C for 20 minutes, than take out and mix. Return to the oven and continue baking for another 10-20 minutes. Keep checking, we don’t want it to burn 🙂
  • Allow to cool completely and fold in the chocolate chips and raisins.

To make great breakfast/snack, I recommend eating your granola together with quality greek yogurt or alpro yogurt and fresh fruit on the side. You can also try it just poured over with some warm plant-based milk 🙂 It is convenient and portable too!

This chocolate granola recipe makes 10 servings – 1 serving is 50g.

Nutritional value (1 serving):

678 Kj/162 Kcal    Fat 7.1g (of which saturated 1.5g), Carbs 25g, Fibre 4g, Protein 4.3g

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Author: Michaela Žáková

22 year old food lover with a strong passion for cooking and baking (mostly fit and healthy recipes). I have been a vegetarian for over three years now. I also love to go to the gym or yoga classes, to level out all the food haha.

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