One of my favourite easy everyday healthy breakfast recipes is this chocolate granola. YES! I said healthy. That's because our granola recipe uses cocoa. Cocoa is anything but unhealthy. The flavonoids contained in cacao have an antioxidant effect and can protect cells from the effects of free radicals. Cocoa is also a great source of magnesium! Magnsium has an anti-inflammatory effect, is good for our heart and relaxes the muscles.
160 g rolled oats
70 g pumpkin seeds
60 g sunflower seeds
100 g nuts of your choice
30 g cocoa powder
20 g coconut flakes
20 g chia seeds
1 tsp salt
120 ml maple syrup
50 g coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 170 C.
Roughly chop the oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, nuts, cocoa,
coconut, chia seeds and salt in a food processor.
If you don't have a food processor, you can also use a knife to chop the nuts and seeds.
Put the ingredients in a large bowl and add maple syrup, coconut and vanilla extract to the nuts and seeds and mix well.
Now spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet.
Bake the granola in the oven on the middle shelf for 20 - 22 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Cool and store in a container.
*I love my Granola with coconut yogurt, fresh fruits, a bit of oat milk and topped with a spoon of nut butter!