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Chocolate Cherry Granola

Perfectly chocolatey and not too sweet, this chocolate cherry granola adds some decadence to breakfast. Enjoy this grain-free granola with yogurt, plant-based milk or by the handful.

Course Breakfast, Snack, Treats
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free
Keyword gluten-free granola, grain-free granola, granola
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Add the almonds, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts and walnuts to the food processor bowl and pulse a few times until a coarse mixture forms, but some bigger pieces still remain. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Add the coconut chips, flax meal, cacao or cocoa powder and sea salt. Lightly stir.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, raw honey or maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla. Pour over nut mixture and stir well to coat.

  4. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Once done, remove from oven and stir in the dried cherries and cacao nibs. Let cool completely before mixing in dark chocolate chips. Store in airtight container.

Recipe Notes

If possible, opt for sprouted nuts and seeds!