This granola is by far the best granola that I have ever made! It’s perfect for those morning when you need an extra motivation to get out of bed or for those days when you need an extra morning treat. I love serving it with some almond or coconut milk and some fresh strawberries (it makes the milk go all chocolately!) It also makes a great afternoon pick me up when you need something sweet but not too heavy. I personally love adding sultanas or raisin as I love the flavour combination with the cacao, but if you are not a big fan please feel free to leave them out.
1 cup of jumbo oats
½ cup of raw coconut chips
½ cup of roughly chopped hazelnuts & almonds (you can use other nuts too, I just love the combination between hazelnut and chocolate)
½ cup of sunflower seeds
½ cup of sultanas (optional)
3 tablespoon of melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons of agave nectar (use more or less depending on your personal taste)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
70gr of good quality dark or raw chocolate – I have used Raw Halo
Start by preheating the oven at 150 degrees Celsius.
Roughly chop the nuts. You can also use a food processor, just make sure they are not turning into flour, you still want to have quite generous size pieces.
Place the oats, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds and coconut chips into a mixing bowl. Add the cacao powder, cinnamon and mix everything together. Pour over the melted coconut oil and the agave nectar. Give it a good stir until everything is nicely coated.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread the granola mixture onto the baking tray using a spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake the granola for 1 hour. Every 15-20 minutes make sure to give the granola a good stir so it will bake evenly. This is very important as it will be prevent the granola from burning.
10 minutes before the granola has finish baking melt the dark chocolate. Heat a pan full of water on a medium heat. Cover it with a ceramic or glass bowl. Place the chocolate in the bowl and let it melt gently.
Remove the granola from the oven and place it into a mixing bowl. Add the sultanas (if using) and give it a stir. Transfer the granola into a mixing bowl and pour over the melted chocolate. Mix everything again. You want to try to coat as much as possible the granola with melted chocolate. Spread the granola once again onto the baking tray covered with the parchment paper and let it cool for at least 1 hour until the chocolate has solidified.
Store the granola in an air tight jar for few weeks.