Mood-boosting Dark Chocolate Granola

Mood-boosting Dark Chocolate Granola

Joe Lovell
Joe Lovell
Dec 3rd 2021

Dark choc granola

📄 Ingredients for 10 servings

Dry Ingredients:

200g old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if desired

50g cup oat flour, gluten free if desired

2 tbsp line seed

2 tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

75g raw cashews

75g raw pecans

50g raw pumpkin seeds

50g raw sliced almonds

optional; 30g hemp seeds for maximum protein

20g cup unsweetened coconut flakes (not shredded coconut)

Wet ingredients:

4tbsp melted coconut oil

4 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla


100g chopped dark chocolate

👨‍🍳 Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150c fan or Gas mark 5. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, oat flour, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, salt, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, hemp seeds (optional) and coconut flakes. Set aside

  3. Next, add coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a small saucepan and place over low heat, stirring frequently until coconut oil is completely melted. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well until oats are completely coated

  4. Next spread the granola on the non stick baking tray in an even layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Once done, remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before you break it into large clumps. Mix in the chopped dark chocolate one cooled

  5. Transfer to an airtight container or large mason jar. Makes 10-12 servings

Joe Lovell

Joe Lovell

Head Chef & Development at Planty

Joe is fully immersed in UK food culture, inspiring his staff with his crazy energy and sense of humor. With a Michelin star background - having worked hundreds of hours in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchens, including the well-known Petrus restaurant - Joe is now Planty’s Head Chef & Development, helping to create a better way for people to switch to eating more plants

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