- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup Puffed Rice Cereal
- 0.5 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 0.5 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 cup Real Maple Syrup
- 0.25 cup (I use sunflower seed oil)* Oil
Have you ever read the ingredients on a box of cereal or granola?
The amount of sugar is outrages and most cereals do not have clean ingredients.
So what is your best alternative? Make easy, homemade granola!
My favorite is chocolate, of course.
The two most important ingredients to make the granola stick are real maple syrup and oil.
I am using sunflower seed oil* but yo can also use melted coconut oil, grape-seed or avocado oil.
Old fashioned rolled oats are best for granola as they are bigger in size but you can also use steel cut oats.
For added volume and texture, I love adding coconut and puffed rice cereal.
Puffed rice cereal Is pretty flavorless but is incredibly crispy when baked.
Coconut pairs so well with chocolate which is why I’ve added it.
Be sure to get unsweetened coconut shreds.
Watch me make this chocolate granola in the video below.
Combine Everything in a Bowl
First, preheat your oven to 320°F.
Using a fine mesh sifter, sift the cocoa powder into a large bowl then add all of the remaining ingredients.
Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula stir to mix well until all of the dry bits are absorbed.
Dump the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and even it out into one single layer.
Spread out as much as you can.
Bake for 25 minutes then break up the granola and move it around a bit using your wooden spoon.
Bake again for 20 minutes or so then remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes before transferring into your container.
This granola can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 7 days.
Enjoy it with Milk and Fruit!