This superfood granola is crunchy, chocolatey, and naturally sweet. With toasted quinoa, chia seeds, hemp hearts, cacao nibs, and chocolate, it's a healthy breakfast that tastes like a treat. It's easy to make and will keep for at least a month!
2cupsrolled oats, use gluten-free, if needed
1cupunsweetened shredded coconut
1 ½cupschopped nuts , see notes
½cupdried fruit, see notes
½cupchopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the quinoa to a small dry pan over medium-high heat. Once the quinoa starts to pop, shake the pan frequently until the quinoa is golden brown, about 1 minute.
¼ cup quinoa
Add the oats, coconut, nuts, chia seeds, hemp hearts, cacao nibs, dried fruit, and toasted quinoa to a large bowl and mix well.
2 cups rolled oats, 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 ½ cups chopped nuts, ¼ cup chia seeds, ¼ cup hemp hearts, ¼ cup cacao nibs, ½ cup dried fruit
Add the honey, coconut oil, and salt to a small pot over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil. Watch it closely as the honey bubbles up a lot.
½ cup honey, 3 tablespoons coconut oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt
Pour the hot honey over the oats and mix well. Transfer the granola mixture to the baking sheet and spread out in an even layer.
Bake the granola for 35-45 minutes, mixing it twice during baking. Take the granola out of the oven when it turns golden brown and smells amazing. It will crisp as it cools.
Let the granola cool for 5 minutes then gently stir in the chocolate. It will melt a little and adhere to the oats - just don't mix it too much! Let the granola cool completely before storing it.
½ cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
In the pictures, we used a mix of pecans, walnuts, and almonds. But any variety of nuts that you like will work great!We like to use a mix of dried fruit including raisins, cranberries, blueberries, currants, and cherries. You can add larger dried fruit (like dates or apricots) but make sure to chop them small.