Chocolate granola recipe - Image 1My clean eating granola recipes are one of the most visited and liked posts, so I thought let’s make another one, and clean chocolate granola was born.Chocolate granola recipe - Image 2

Chocolate granola recipe - Image 3 It is so simple and nice, that I am sure this will shortly become your staple granola recipe. Use this recipe as a guideline for a basic granola and then “spice” it up by adding coconut flakes, your favourite nuts, dried fruit or even some nut butter.

Chocolate granola recipe - Image 4Talking about top granola recipes have you tried my crunchy peanut granola? If you have ever made any clean eating granola before then start with simple and clean granola. If you have jumped on the current “pumpkin everything” band wagon you gotta try my pumpkin granola.

Chocolate granola recipe - Image 5Can you see I am a bit obsessed with granola? I even added a bit of this clean chocolate granola on my porridge the other day and it was an unforgettable breakfast….I can’t stress enough how much better is your own homemade granola, loaded with fiber, protein and calcium over the shop-bought kind. That is without even mentioning the smell of your house while the granola is in the oven…

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Chocolate granola recipe

Clean chocolate granola


  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup date syrup or any of your favourite sweetener
  • optional: nuts, coconut flakes or dried fruit (I used 1/3 cup peanuts)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line your baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix cocoa powder, melted coconut oil and date syrup together.
  3. Next add in slowly the oats and stir until all the oats are covered and moist. Add in any extras.
  4. Spread evenly on the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally
  5. Remove from oven and let it sit for a minimum of 20 min for the granola to become crunchy.
  6. Store in an air-tight container for up to a week (that is if it lasts that long)
If you have a major sweet tooth add more date syrup. This clean chocolate granola is not only the perfect breakfast, but also a fabulous kids packed lunch addition, brilliant for on-the-run snacking, great 3 pm snack served on a bed of your favourite yogurt or mixed with bananas and a drizzle of coconut syrup.

Much love,

11 Comments on Clean chocolate granola recipe

  1. Tracey McKie
    October 20, 2015 at 8:14 am (2 years ago)

    Good morning
    I love granola with yogurt as a breakfast.. if I make this recipe, how strong is the coconut taste? Not a fan of coconut, so is there anything else I could substitute?

    • Hedi Hearts
      October 20, 2015 at 8:34 am (2 years ago)

      Hello Tracey, personally I can’t taste much of coconut, but that’s me. You could use groundnut oil instead Hedi xxx

  2. Claire McGuire
    November 26, 2015 at 7:32 am (2 years ago)

    Looks yum! I’ve been clean eating for a while managing about 80% at the mo. Looking forward to reading more of your recipes.

  3. Lizzi Large
    July 28, 2016 at 4:39 am (2 years ago)

    You can get a mild and odorless coconut oil. I get mine from my local whole food shop.

  4. Louise
    August 23, 2016 at 9:11 pm (2 years ago)

    What cocoa powder should I use?

    • Hedi Hearts
      August 24, 2016 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

      The best is raw cacao Louise, but if budget is tight use traditional cocoa powder. Just make sure no sugar or anything else is added. Hedi xxx

  5. Charlotte Jones
    September 5, 2016 at 11:26 am (1 year ago)

    Hi How much would you recommend eating as a serving for breakfast?

    • Hedi Hearts
      September 6, 2016 at 5:41 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Charlotte, I would do around 40 grams. Hedi xx

  6. Jenny Howe
    November 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm (1 year ago)

    This granola is THE best granola I have ever had – and so easy to make!!

  7. Louise
    May 16, 2017 at 11:38 am (9 months ago)

    Hi Hedi

    This is a fantastic granola recipe – it goes great with yohurt for breakfast.

    I would like to turn this into “flapjack” for my daughters – what would you suggest to use to bind it together a bit more??

    • Hedi Hearts
      May 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm (9 months ago)

      banana lovely! Mash it up , add in, press down firmly and bake for 20 minutes. Hedi x x


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