How to Make Healthy Chocolate Granola

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Store-bought granola is often full of sugar and other additives, and it’s expensive! This homemade chocolate granola is full of healthy, natural ingredients that you likely have in your pantry already. Oats are a fantastic source of slow-release energy and will keep you feeling full and energized until lunchtime.

Serve this yummy chocolate granola with chopped banana and Greek yogurt. It’s also amazing topped with hazelnut milk to really complement those chocolatey flavors.


  • 4 cups oats
  • 1 cup nuts of your choice (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans etc)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a couple of cookie sheets with baking parchment and set aside.
  2. If your coconut oil is solid, put it in a small pan over a low heat until it has totally melted.
  3. In the meantime, combine the oats, nuts and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Once the coconut oil is liquid, take it off the heat and add the maple syrup and whisk to combine.
  5. Drizzle the oil and syrup over the oat mixture and mix well to combine.
  6. Spread the granola in a thin layer over the baking parchment and bake for around 20 minutes, stirring once after 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and add the coconut, before baking for a further 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the trays from the oven and leave to cool completely.
  9. Once the granola has reached room temperature, stir in the chocolate chips and raspberries and transfer the granola to a large mason jar.
  10. Enjoy!