Enjoy this homemade Double Chocolate Granola on yogurt, in a bowl with milk or simply by the handful. Full of chocolate flavor, it’s packed with nuts and seeds and lightly sweetened with honey.
My husband has a certain favorite kind of granola (that we often get for free). He’s not a huge cereal eater like I am, but when we have his granola on hand, he’ll occasionally join me for a bowl as a bedtime snack.
I do my best to keep it on hand for him. Since I’m a love blogger, Love Grown Foods is fabulous about keeping our pantry stocked…but sometimes, poor planning…or a hungry hubby….means we run out. This happened a few weeks ago so I decided to surprise hubby by making him some homemade chocolate granola to tide him over.
Double Chocolate Granola
I added my own spin by throwing in some extra nuts and seeds, using coconut oil and sweetening it with honey for a fun twist on his favorite. I’ve made homemade granola before but I’ve never tried a chocolate version so I wasn’t totally sure how it would turn out.
Turns out, it was a major hit! I’m typically not a huge chocolate lover and I couldn’t stop grabbing a handful of this each time I went into the pantry.
Here’s how you make it:
Double Chocolate Granola
Packed with nuts and seeds, tossed with coconut oil and sweetened with honey, this granola makes a great snack!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3 Tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 c coconut oil (measured when solid)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.
- In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine the honey and coconut oil and microwave 30-45 seconds.
- Stir in cocoa powder and mix well.
- Pour over oat mixture and stir until well coated.
- Pour granola onto lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Mix in the chocolate chips when almost cool if you want them to melt a bit, or wait until completely cooled before adding them.
Like I said, I enjoyed this granola by the handful but you could also eat it with some Greek yogurt or milk for a protein boost!
I’d say hubby still favors his favorite, but this makes a great substitute when you run out or if you’re looking for a DIY recipe!
What are your favorite granola mix-ins?