Chocolate Granola

by KetoFocus.com

So chocolaty and crunchy, you'd think you were eating Cocoa Puffs!

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A homemade grain-free granola that is easy to make and full of chocolate flavor. Plus this chocolate granola recipe has a crunch that will last when splashed with milk!

Crunchy granola is the BEST! I took my basic granola recipe turned it into a chocolate lovers dream – chocolate granola! It’s a healthy version of cocoa puffs because you still have the crunch and the chocolate! Add a splash of your favorite milk and you’ll amazed at how much better this homemade granola tastes compared to store-bought. Plus, we made it without grains or rolled oats!

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To achieve that rich chocolate flavor in our keto cereal, we add Cacao Bliss which is a raw cacao powder blended with superfoods like cinnamon, turmeric, mct oil, Himalayan salt and lucuma.

Cacao Bliss (my partner for this recipe) is not your typical cocoa powder. It has a nutritious formula of superfoods to help satisfy cravings and support blood sugar regulation. Like turmeric to help control inflammation. While MCT oil supports energy and aids in mental clarity. 

Its unique flavor can be used in all of your favorite keto recipes calling for chocolate or cocoa powder. You can save 15% off your order with my code KETOFOCUS at checkout!

How to make chocolate granola

  1. Gather the nuts and seeds you want to add to your granola base.
  2. Add sweetener and cocoa powder. Mix in with the nuts and seeds.
  3. In a separate bowl, make the binder by beating two egg whites until soft peaks form.
  4. Stir beaten egg whites into the granola mixture.
  5. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes.
  6. Let set for about an hour to harden.

a bag of Cacao Bliss sits next to strawberries and a bowl of granola

Key ingredients

  • Nuts – For this recipe, I used a combination of macadamia nuts, pecans and almonds; however, you can use any type of nut. Consider using walnuts, peanuts, brazil nuts, pili nuts. The amounts used can vary depending on your preference.
  • Seeds – I used hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds; however, you can omit or add on additional seeds. The amounts used can also be customized to suit your needs.
  • Sweetener – Sugar-free sweetener is my preferred sweetener for this recipe. I used both classic sweetener and a brown sugar free substitute for a hint of caramelized flavor.
  • Cocoa powder – For the dark chocolate flavor in this homemade granola, we use an unsweetened cocoa powder or you can use Cacao Bliss which was described above and will add additional superfoods.
  • Egg whites – The binder for the granola to hold it all together. Once baked, the egg whites will harden to form crunchy clusters.

 

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Nuts & seeds to choose

This homemade chocolate granola recipe is completely customizable. You can add your favorite nuts and seeds – all without comprising by adding rolled oats or grains.  You can even mix up the amounts as well.

Don’t like pecans? Leave the out. Or substitute with brazil nuts. Want more sunflower seeds, add 1/4 cup instead of 2 tablespoons.

a bowl of strawberries sits next to a bowl of cereal and milk

Additions

Consider adding some of these options to make this healthy chocolate granola cereal even more amazing. From dried fruit to more dark chocolate flavor by sprinkling on chocolate chunks, these ideas will keep your bowl exciting!

  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Dried raspberries
  • Dried strawberries
  • Espresso powder (To heighten that dark chocolate granola flavor)
  • Maple syrup
  • Cacao nibs
  • Ice cream (Sprinkled on top)

Storage information

Store granola in an air tight container for 2-3 weeks. Granola will stay fresh longer if stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Chocolate Granola

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 433
Fat 39g
Protein 13.3g
Total Carbs 11.3g
Net Carbs 4g

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