Chocolate Nutty Granola

By Lizzie King 

To satisfy a sweet tooth, but with a healthy twist, this granola is simple to make and packed with energy, antioxidants and minerals, to keep you going throughout the day. 

Chocolate Nutty Granola


  • 3 tbsps of coconut oil
  • 3 tbsps of cacao powder 
  • 3 tbsps of maple syrup 
  • ½ cup (a large handful) oats – if you’d rather just use oats sub the next 2 ingredients for another cup of oats 
  • ½ cup (15g) of puffed quinoa 
  • ¼ cup (45g) of buckwheat groats
  • ½ cup (a large handful) of coconut curls 
  • ¼ cup (20g) of flaked almonds 
  • 2 tbsps of sunflower seeds 
  • 2 tbsps of shelled hemp seeds 
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt 


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas mark 5. Melt the oil in a small saucepan, add the cacao powder and maple syrup and stir until smooth. Remove and set aside.
  2. Put the almonds, buckwheat groats, coconut, puffed quinoa, quinoa flakes and seeds in a large bowl and pour over the chocolate mixture. 
  3. Add the vanilla extract and salt and stir. Tip into a large baking tray and thinly spread out the mixture.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes before turning the mixture over with a wooden spoon. Repeat at 10-minute intervals two more times, then remove from the oven when the granola is dark brown.
  5. Allow the granola to cool completely and crisp up. Keeps in an airtight jar for weeks.


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