Double Chocolate Granola. Basically the taste of hot chocolate in form of granola on top of your yoghurt, porridge, nice cream or whatever. Pretty amazing. And pretty easy to make. Not convinced yet? Pretty healthy and soso delish!
It’s been a while since I shared my last granola recipe – which was a mango coconut granola. We are in December now, which makes it kinda unsuitable for me to be eating a tropical granola (tbh this would only make me miss summer ever more) so I needed something else. First I though Chai Granola, because obviously everything chai is unbeatable but then I realised that I maybe already have shared quite a lot of chai recipes sooo – we are doing hot chocolate! And it is not in the tiniest bit less delicious!
What’s special about this dish?
Not that it is a chocolate granola – no – it is a double chocolate granola. Chocolate before baking and chocolate after baking. Because who could have enough chocolate? Plus, it is really easy to make, and you can really top off anything with it. Or you could, as I do, eat it straight from the jar. And it works perfect for the pre Christmas time but tbh it is delicious at any time of the year!
Is it healthy?
It definitely is healthyish. Oats are a great source of carbohydrates and protein, nuts provide essential fats and protein too. The cacao powder is extremely high in antioxidants and has actually been shown to have several health benefits. But as any dessert or sweet dish, we need something to sweeten it up and make it delicious! In this case we are using maple syrup or honey. Yes, these both still contain sugar but they also come along other nutrients and therefore are a bit more beneficial for our bodies than refined white sugar. And since we are not using tremendous amounts of it, it won’t hurt anyone.
How to make this dish:
This is fairly simple. OK you probably read this in all my recipe blog posts haha buttt it really is. Why? All you need to do is chop the nuts, mix them with the oats. Then you melt together the cacao powder, honey or maple and oil and hat it up. When this is combined well, you need to mix the oat-nut mixture with this and pop it onto a baking tray to bake.
When done, just sprinkle some fresh chocolate and let it melt into the granola. When this hardens again, you’ll have these super nice little chocolate chunks in your granola, which is so good. Now you just need to toss in the cranberries and that already is it! Super easy right?
Perfect Christmas gift
Homemade presents always are the most loved ones. And this granola is a perfect idea for such. Just make a bit more of it, pack it into a cute jar along with a kind little letter and bring it to your loved ones. It is not only easy to make for you but it definitely will also make them smile!
I hope that you will enjoy this recipe and make it over and over! Have a beautiful advent and enjoy the time!
Super Easy & Cozy Double Chocolate Granola
It's like having hot chocolate in form of granola. So easy. Se delicious. Pretty healthy. All you need this winter!
What you will need
- 200 g rolled oats
- 30 g almonds
- 30 g hazelnuts
- 30 g walnuts
- 5 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp oil
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a pinch sea salt
- 80 g dark chocolate
- 3 tbsp cranberries
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Roughly chop up the nuts. In a bowl combine them with the oats.
In the meantime heat up the oil, maple, cinnamon, salt and cacao powder until everything has motlen together. Toss the oats and nuts in the mixture.
Lay on a baking tray with parchment paper and bake for about 10-12 minutes till crispy.
In the meantime chop up the chocolate in small chunks (about 0.5cm) and toss them into the baked granola. Let cool completely and then toss in the cranberries.
Enjoy with yoghurt, milk, oatmeal, ice cream, nice cream or just snack it straight form the jar!
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière