Healthy, yummy chocolate granola

   For a few years now, I’ve stopped eating processed foods & I’ve also changed my lifestyle into a plant-based one. Finding good, quality food that is suitable to these terms can be really challenging & because of that I’ve discovered a new passion – cooking.

   One of the most eaten and loved meals ( also very easy to prepare ) is the “morning bowl of cereal”. Now, I think we all know that most of the cereals we find in supermarkets are full of sugar and nasty stuff that are really bad for our health.

   Today I want to share with you a delicious, healthy recipe that could be a awesome substitute for your usual cereal – and it involves chocolate too :)!

Ingredients: 

  • 10 dates (soaked in warm water )
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 0,4 cup cocoa
  • 500g of oats ( or 250g oats & 250g millet/ buckwheat flakes )
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • a little bit of water
  • ≈200g-250g nuts ( I used cashew, sunflower seeds & chia seeds )
  • 2-3 tbsp cacao nibs / chocolate chips

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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/ 300°F.
  2. Into a blender add the bananas, soaked dates ( and the soaking water if needed) & the cocoa powder – mix until smooth.
  3. Into a large bowl add all the dry ingredients. Next, add the sweet, smooth paste and mix well until all the dry ingredients are coated. *If you need more water to combine everything better, you can always add a little bit more.
  4. Line a tray with parchment paper. Spread the granola mix evenly until the tray is fully covered. ( using your hands press the granola to make it denser )
  5. Bake the granola for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Let it cool ( so that the granola will harden ), then break it apart into desired sized pieces.
  7. Store the deliciousness in an airtight container.

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Eat it with the milk of your choice and add in fruit, maple sirup and so on!

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Enjoy!

 

*if you recreate this recipe tag me in the photo / send me a photo at @anneg9x or at @anneandadda on Instagram 

 

xx

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