Ready for the easiest granola recipe? This grain-free refined sugar-free, dairy-free, no-bake chocolate granola will blow your mind. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients. Let’s go through them, but before I do, I wanted to let you know about my FREE 6 ingredient recipes ebook! You can download that here!
First off you’re going to choose your favorite nuts/seeds. My personal favorite combo is almonds, cashews, and pecans but you can choose whatever you have on hand or like. Flaked coconut is also a yummy option. Nuts and seeds are high in healthy fats and protein as well as vitamins and minerals our body needs to function optimally. They are pretty dang low in carbs so they are great for healthy blood sugar!
Next for sweetness you’ll use some dates. Dates are delicious, full of minerals, and fiber to keep you regular.;) Dates allow us to sweeten this granola without any added sugar, just natural sugar from fruit! Sugar in whole food form really is the best since it comes packaged with the nutrients like minerals, fiber, and vitamins that ease digestion like nature intended.
Next you’ll need some 100% dark chocolate. I like to use chocolate chips for ease of melting. By using 100% dark chocolate, again we can avoid adding extra sugar. Dark chocolate has so many health benefits including its high antioxidant content! Antioxidants protect our cells from damage that leads to chronic illness and cancer and also assists liver detox in this same way.
Last is just some sea salt. I love salted nuts and salted chocolate and so this is just the perfect finishing touch to bring all the flavors alive.
How to eat this granola…
I love adding this granola to unsweetened dairy free yogurt with berries and honey. It’s also a great little snack on its own or on top of a smoothie bowl.
I hope you enjoy the recipe! This is one of my favorites from the Eat Well Be Well Recipe Club in which I teach busy people how to cook wholesome recipes that ditch diet culture and processed ingredients. MORE INFO here!
Chocolate No Bake Grain-Free Granola
- 1 ½ c nuts, I like ½ c each of almonds, cashews, and pecans
- ½-¾ c pitted deglet noor dates (depending on how dark you like it)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ c 100% cacao chocolate chips
In a food processor pulse the nuts, dates, and salt until crumbly.
Line a baking sheet or glass storage container with unbleached parchment paper.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or very low heat. A little trick is to turn the heat off before it’s all melted and allow the residual heat to finish melting the chocolate as chocolate is very delicate and is burned easily.
Add the nut mixture to the chocolate and combine to get a homogeneous mixture. Place the granola on the baking sheet. Allow to cool completely so that the chocolate hardens then break apart with your hands into chunks to resemble granola. You can speed this step up by placing the granola in the freezer or fridge to harden.
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