Gluten-Free Chocolate Granola | @deliciouslyvibrant

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"Have you ever tried making your own granola? I don't know why I waited so long. It's so easy, yummy and so much healthier for you as you control exactly what ingredients you use." - @deliciouslyvibrant

Gluten Free Chocolate Granola

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of raw hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 3 teaspoons honey or maple syrup (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Carefully chop/crush hazelnuts into small pieces.
  3. In a big bowl, mix the coconut flakes, buckwheat groats, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped hazelnuts with the cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the coconut oil, almond butter, raw cacao and your sweetener of choice (if you choose to add some). Stir well, until everything is combined.
  5. Add the chocolate mixture to your dry ingredients and mix everything well together.
  6. Spread the granola on a baking tray and let it bake for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure that you check every 5 to 10 minutes, stirring it with a spoon, so it won’t get burned.
  7. When it’s done, take it out and let it cool off a little before storing it in a jar or something similar.