Charlie's Choccie Granola

I love granola!! 

Having yoghurt, fruit and granola is one of my favourite breakfasts or a yummy granola on top of a smoothie bowl is also a go to! Especially coming into summer, having this in the pantry is really ideal and so versatile! 

Don’t get me wrong, I love some brands of granola but I find it is so hard to find ones that don’t break the bank and that aren’t ladened with sugar! I picked up a new product the other day in the supermarket, it was a 4 star health rated granola and it sounded amaze!! But guys, it was sweetened with SUGAR and GOLDEN SYRUP!! Not ideal, the amount of sugar you would get in a serving was over your recommend daily intake! 

So, while making granola at home isn’t as convenient as just buying one of the shelf, TRUST me when I say it’s worth it! This recipe is super easy and is flexible if you want to add or omit ingredients depending on your health requirements or if you’re allergic to certain nuts for example! 

I was determined to make a delish granola that all the family would enjoy and I think I'm onto a winner but I look forward to hearing what you think! 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

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INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients

2 cups oats (can be wholegrain/rolled/gluten free) 

3/4 cup sliced almonds

1 heaped cup chopped hazelnuts 

1 1/2 cups buckwheat 

1 1/2 cups coconut chips

1/4 cup chia seeds

 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 

1/4 cup cacao nibs 

1/4 cup coconut sugar 

1/2 tsp fine pink himalayan salt 

1/2 cup goji berries

 

Wet Ingredients

1 tsp vanilla extract/powder 

1/3 cup coconut oil 

1/4 cup maple syrup 

1/2 cup cacao 

2 Tbs peanut butter (I use Pics) 

 

METHOD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃ on fan heat
  2. Measure and place all dry ingredients in a big bowl, except for the goji berries (you will add these later) 
  3. Add the wet ingredients into a pot and heat over low heat till all melted 
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl
  5. Mix together until combined and all the dry ingredients have been covered with chocolate 
  6. Spread the mixture at about a 3cm depth on an oven tray - press down, this really helps with clusters 
  7. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle with a little bit of coconut sugar 
  8. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden 
  9. Leave to cool for atleast 15 minutes so the clusters remain stuck together 
  10. Mix through goji berries 
  11. Keep in an airtight container or jar 
  12. Enjoy but not all at once! 
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Tips and Tricks

  • Use a ‘pick and mix plastic bag or sandwich bag’ place over your hand and press down on the granola - this trick really helps with your cluster formation 
  • If you’re on a budget, PAMS have a really good superfood range which is really affordable and good quality or source out ingredients from health food stores like bin inn, which may be cheaper than the supermarket - do your research though! 
  • Make sure to add goji berries after cooking as they will BURN
  • Make sure your vanilla extract has no sugar added! 

 

I cannot wait to see you enjoying this recipe! 

 

Please tag me in your creations and use the hashtag #nourishingnibbles

 

Love and Health, 

Charlie xo