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Dark Chocolate Granola Recipe with Seasonal Fresh Fruit

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups quinoa flakes
1 cup quinoa puffs
2 cups sunflower and pumpkin seeds (chopped)
½ cup coconut chips or dried shredded coconut
6 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla essence
6 tbsp olive oil
100g dark chocolate (optional, chopped into chips)
1/8 tsp sea salt (about a pinch)
½ cup seasonal fresh fruit

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 120ºC (250ºF) bake function.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl (quinoa flakes/oats, chopped sunflower and pumpkin seeds, coconut chips, brown sugar, dutch cocoa powder, quinoa puffs or rice bubbles.
  3. Mix the olive oil, vanilla and maple syrup together. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Evenly spread the granola mixture over two baking trays lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then gently shake or stir the granola and bake for another 15 minutes. Then add the dark chocolate chips and a sprinkle of sea salt (to taste) and bake for another 5 minutes.
  5. Let the granola cool for 1 to 2 hours. Then store in air tight jars or containers.
  6. Enjoy a 1/2 cup serve as part of your breakfast or a snack! I love mixing mine with some coconut yoghurt and a serve of seasonal fresh fruit.

 

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