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Healthy Chocolate Granola Recipe

by Heather

This healthy chocolate granola recipe is super simple to make, loaded with tons of clusters (the best part!), oats, almonds, and is lower in sugar than your average granola. It’s actually double chocolate granola too as we use cocoa powder plus mini chocolate chips in the recipe. Gluten-free, easy to prep, and perfect to serve the fam!

chocolate granola recipe

Healthy chocolate almond granola recipe

I love my granolas! We have quite a few granola recipes on the site because it’s simply a staple in our house. When you see how easily granola comes together, you just can’t not make it.

This one feels extra special because it’s a double chocolate granola – YUM!

We’re using cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips in it. The secret ingredient to give you those amazing clusters? Cacao butter. It’s what I use to make my own homemade low sugar chocolate, and because it hardens so much at room temperature, it gives you great clusters.

chocolate almond granola bowl

What you’ll need for this chocolate granola recipe

low sugar chocolate granola

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small pot over low heat, add the cacao butter to melt (or melt in the microwave).  Once it is melted, add the maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla.  Whisk to combine.
  3. In a 9” x 13” baking dish, combine the oats, chopped almonds, cocoa powder, and sea salt.  Pour the cacao butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stir and return for 10 more minutes.  Remove and add the mini chocolate chips and bake for 5 more minutes.
  5. Allow to fully cool before storing in an airtight container.

Watch the full video tutorial on how to make chocolate almond granola!

Substitution ideas

You could turn this into a chocolate hazelnut granola easily by substituting the almonds out for hazelnuts. Chocolate and hazelnut are a pretty perfect pairing (hello Nutella)!

If you’re looking for a completely grain-free granola, use a mixture of sunflower and pumpkin seeds in place of the oats.

If you don’t have cacao butter, simply sub in coconut oil or butter (both melted).

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Healthy Chocolate Granola Recipe

This healthy chocolate granola recipe is super simple to make, loaded with tons of clusters (the best part!), oats, almonds, and is lower in sugar than your average granola. It’s actually double chocolate granola too as we use cocoa powder plus mini chocolate chips in the recipe. Gluten-free, easy to prep, and perfect to serve the fam!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, chocolate, gluten free, granola
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small pot over low heat, add the cacao butter to melt (or melt in the microwave).  Once it is melted, add the maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla.  Whisk to combine.
  • In a 9” x 13” baking dish, combine the oats, chopped almonds, cocoa powder, and sea salt.  Pour the cacao butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, stir and return for 10 more minutes.  Remove and add the mini chocolate chips and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • Allow to fully cool before storing in an airtight container.
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chocolate granola recipe

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XO

Heather

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