Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Granola


Granola is a great source of fiber and iron, heart-healthy unsaturated fats and plant based protein but the store bought ones are often laden with added sugar, oils and calories. Ditch the store-bought and try making your own! It's not complicated, it's often cheaper and you can control exactly what goes in it.

This Dark Chocolate Sea Salt granola is a new favorite in my house!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats

  • 1 cup chopped raw nuts (almonds, pecans, and/or walnuts are best)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut chips

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

  • optional: 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the coconut oil and maple syrup until melted and combined. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix or stir well.

  3. Spread the mixture evenly onto a baking sheet and bake for 17-24 minutes (or until fragrant and deep golden brown), stirring a bit near the halfway point to ensure even baking.

  4. Let cool completely. Then add chocolate (optional). Place in a container that has an air-tight seal, and it should keep for a few weeks. Or store in the freezer up to 1 month or longer.


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