Thursday, June 23, 2016

Choco pop granola

I'm totally hooked on homemade granola. It's a small effort but you have an extra breakfast/snack option all week. I add it to Açaí bowls or have it with some Oatly as a dessert or snack. I had never made chocolate granola before so I tried it for the first time last week. It was so good I just made it again, so I'm sharing the recipe for my choco pop granola with you too now! It's not too sweet, super chocolatey and it kind of tastes like Choco Pops, but better! And of course it's full of nutritious ingredients, so it's the perfect granola to start your day with. 
Choco pop granola


Choco pop granola

I used puffed Buckwheat as the puffy ingredients in this granola. You can find this at health stores. Alternatively you can use puffed quinoa or puffed rice (maybe even plain Rice Krispies, but those contain sugar already). 

What you'll need
- 2 cups of regular oats
- 1 cup of puffed buckwheat 
- 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut 
- 1/4 cup of flax seed
- 1/4 cup of pure cacao powder 
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch of salt

How to make it
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. 

Melt the coconut oil together with the maple syrup on low heat. Stir until combined. In a bowl, mix the oats, puffed buckwheat, cacao powder, salt, flax seed, chia seed and coconut together. Then pour the coconut oil maple syrup mixture over it and combine well with a spoon until the dry ingredients are well coated. Transfer to a baking tin with baking parchment, flatten a bit with the back of a spoon and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Set a timer and check if it doesn’t burn (you always need to keep an eye on granola!) 

Take out of the oven and leave to cool completely. The kitchen should now be filled with a heavenly chocolate scent, just as if you’re baking brownies but really you’re just making tomorrow’s breakfast ;) Don’t stir the granola or anything, this is how you keep it kind of chunky! When it’s cool, transfer to an airtight container.

Choco pop granola

Enjoy this simply with milk (to get that real Coco Pop feel, the milk will turn into chocolate milk!), with yoghurt or on top of an Açaí bowl, my favourite! 

Choco pop granola

Choco pop granola

Choco pop granola

Let me know if you'll try this recipe and tag me on Instagram when you did! I love seeing my recipes online :) 
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