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Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

This Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola is made with coconut sugar and maple syrup, crunchy hazelnuts and chocolate chunks, toasted in the oven for a crispier touch.

Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

This granola has been one of my favorite granolas so far, including store bought ones!

By now you probably know I’m a chocolate lover, so I couldn’t resist making this granola with cacao powder and semi-sweet chocolate chunks.

It’s toasted in the oven in a lower temperature for a longer time, to ensure a crispier and crunchier texture.

Last but not least, to make this granola a healthier version, I sweetened it with coconut sugar and pure maple syrup, and used coconut oil to toast it.

The results are so good, that you won’t be missing store bought granola anytime soon!

Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Pure maple syrup
  • Coconut sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Cocoa powder
  • Old fashioned oats
  • Hazelnuts
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chunks

How to make it (with a how-to video)

Here’s a quick video on how to make this easy granola:

How to store

To store your granola make sure it’s completely cooled, then keep it in an air tight container at room temperature (no direct sunlight). If well stored and sealed, it could last for up to 6 months.

It could also be stored in a zip lock bag and frozen for later use.

Substitutions

You can substitute the hazelnuts for any other nut of your choice.

Chocolate chunks can also be substituted for dairy free, sugar free, milk or dark chocolate chunks.

Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

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Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
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Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

This Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Granola is made with coconut sugar and maple syrup, crunchy hazelnuts and chocolate chunks, toasted in the oven for a crispier touch
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Healthier Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate granola recipe, chocolate hazelnut granola, healthier granola, homemade granola, Maria Corcuera, sweet fix baker
Servings: 3 Cups
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Maria Corcuera

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup coconut sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 Cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 250 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a medium-sized bowl mix maple syrup, coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt and cocoa. Add oats and hazelnuts and mix util oats are well coated.
    1/4 Cup pure maple syrup, 1/4 Cup coconut sugar, 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 Cups old fashioned oats, 1/2 Cup hazelnuts
  • Spread in the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Mix in the chocolate chunks* and store in an air tight container
    1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Video

Notes

* Make sure granola is completely cooled before adding the chocolate, otherwise it could melt

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g

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