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healthy love crunch chocolate + berries granola (gluten free, nut free).

healthy love crunch chocolate + berries granola (gluten free, nut free).

the perfect homemade valentine’s day treat!

healthy crunchy chocolate and berries gluten free granola

i am completely addicted to this chocolatey, perfectly crunchy granola. i have a weakness for the store-bought version of this- i’ve been wanting to make my own version for so long now! this granola is gluten free, nut free, and refined sugar free. and so delicious!

i love how easy it is to throw together, and how BIG of a batch it makes. it' makes the perfect amount to make a few gifts for special people in your life (or to keep for yourself).

this is perfect in a yogurt bowl, on top of a smoothie, or for snacking drenched in almond milk. it’s so satisfying, and it is fiber-rich and nutrient-dense. i think you’ll love this one!

enjoy!

healthy crunchy chocolate and berries gluten free granola
healthy crunchy chocolate and berries gluten free granola

recipe

ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 2 cups buckwheat

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds

  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup honey (i do not like the results with maple syrup, i don’t recommend substituting)

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt, plus more for sprinkling

  • 2 dark chocolate bars, roughly chopped

  • freeze dried berries (raspberry and/or strawberry)

instructions

1. preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. in a large bowl combine oats, buckwheat, coconut flakes, chia seeds, coconut sugar, and sea salt

3. in a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt coconut oil, then whisk in honey, vanilla, and cocoa powder. whisk until a smooth chocolate sauce forms.

4. pour chocolate sauce over dry and mix well- be patient and make sure everything gets evenly coated.

5. spread mixture out in an even layer on a lined baking sheet and press firmly with the back of a spatula to ensure that the mixture is compact.

6. bake for 15-17 minutes, watching so that it doesn’t burn.

7. remove from oven, toss to stir, and place back in oven to bake for another 3-5 minutes until toasted and fragrant. allow to completely cool before stirring in chocolate and berries. store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for longer. (or fill mason jars for gifts)

healthy crunchy chocolate and berries gluten free granola
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