Cacao, Chia & Coconut Granola

Cacao, Chia & Coconut Granola
A 'guilt-free' option for those who love chocolate for breakfast!
  • Prep – <5 minutes
  • Cook – 25 minutes

Ingredients for 8-10 portions

  • 200g jumbo porridge oats
  • 50g brazil nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut, rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g toasted coconut flakes
  • 50g stoned dates, chopped (optional)
  • Fresh fruit and natural yoghurt to serve



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Mix together the oats, nuts, seeds, and cacao powder with the spices, honey, oil, water and salt in a bowl.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, turning the mixture after 10 minutes or so for it to brown evenly.
  5. Remove from the oven and mix in the dates, if using, and the toasted coconut flakes.
  6. Leave to cool completely. It will crisp up like magic!
  7. Eat with fresh fruit and natural yoghurt – it’s great layered up as in this image - or sprinkled onto your favourite cereal.
  8. Keeps fresh and crisp for up to two weeks if stored in an airtight container.

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