Once I made this Chocolate Grain Free Granola (or muesli), my children won’t stop eating it. They ate it first with cold milk, then as winter is setting in, they decided to heat their milk in the microwave and eat it warm, and then they sprinkled it on berries for an after dinner dessert with coconut cream. It has just enough cocoa and a little sweetener, to make this into a sweeter grain free granola.
Why grain free?
Take a look at the original Grain Free Granola post, and read why cereal is the first thing you should stop buying and eating.
It is my longest post to date. But read it all and watch the videos, because if you can understand what is wrong with breakfast cereals, you will understand what is wrong with modern food production, marketing, whole grains, the Heart Foundation tick, why low fat is so bad (and can actually increase your risk of heart disease) and how sugar has found its way into everything we eat, especially morning cereals.
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More Grain Free Granola Recipes –
- Grain free granola bars – sugar free, gluten free, wheat free and nutritious. Drizzle with some 90% chocolate or add some orange zest to make them really special.
- Original Grain Free Granola
- Cinnamon Crunch
Chocolate Grain Free Granola
- 50g / 1.8oz coconut oil melted
- 1/8 cup cocoa unsweetened
- 2 tbs granulated sweetener of choice or more, to your taste
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 400g / 14oz desiccated/shredded coconut unsweetened threads
- 100g / 3.5oz pumpkin seeds
- 100g / 3.5oz sunflower seeds
- 100g / 3.5oz almonds chopped
- 100g / 3.5oz walnuts chopped
- 100g / 3.5oz flaxseeds/linseeds
Melt the coconut oil in a glass jug then dissolve the sweetener, cinnamon and cocoa powder in it.
In a large baking dish, mix all the seeds, nuts and coconut together.
Poor the chocolate coconut oil over the coconut, seed, nut mix and stir well so all the granola is coated with the chocolate coconut oil.
Bake at 180C/ 350F for 20 minutes until golden brown and crisp. The mixture will burn VERY easily, so I set the timer and turn the mixture every 3 or 4 minutes. You don't want to burn and ruin these expensive ingredients. It is better to spend time mixing it as it cooks. But set a timer, or you won't realise it has brunt until you smell it.
This is an incredibly adaptable recipe. I usually add whatever combination of coconut, seeds and nuts I have in the cupboard, especially half used packets are great to throw in. The nutrition values will differ enormously depending on which combination of seeds and nuts you add, and what quantity.
Also my children tend to use the 1/4 cup measure which sits in the granola/muesli jar to scoop out their muesli, the adults tend to have 1/3 cup. But really the nutritional value is an indication, not an absolute value. I don’t count anything anymore, after years of focusing calories, fat, points … it is extremely liberating to eat what I want, when I want, because finally I am in control of my appetite and foods high in carbohydrates just aren’t that appealing.
Giving up flour, sugar, grains and unhealthy oils is really the best thing we can all do for our health and our children’s health.
Here are just a few clips of modern cereal. For more, take a look at my YouTube channel.
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