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Double Chocolate Granola

31 min

Homemade staple

Breakfast

Make-ahead

Pantry-ready

Any day is sure to be a great one if it starts with just a little bit of chocolate. This granola recipe is quick to make and is incredibly delicious. Enjoy it with plant-based milk or yogurt, or sprinkle it over top of your favourite smoothie bowls!

Servings

(½ cup per serving)

Total

31 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

21 min

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Ingredients

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  1. Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C) and line a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. To a food processor, add the oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, walnuts, pecans, cocoa, coconut, chia seeds and salt. Give it a few pulses to roughly chop the oats, seeds and nuts. If you don't have a food processor, you can also coarsely chop the nuts and seeds with a knife.
  3. Remove the blade from the food processor. If the blades can't be removed, transfer the contents to a large bowl instead. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the nuts and seeds and mix using a rubber spatula.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and spread it out evenly.
  5. Let the granola bake in the oven on the centre rack for 20 - 22 minutes, stirring halfway to ensure even baking.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely. It will harden as it cools.
  7. Once completely cool, mix in the chocolate chunks, and enjoy with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit.

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Sarah - Aug. 2, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

First time trying this recipe and it's absolutely delicious! I'm always on the look out for granola recipes to have on hand for a quick breakfast. This one's perfect over yogurt and strawberries from the garden. Thanks Sadia! 💛


Kirat - Aug. 1, 2021, 4:20 a.m.

Looks lovely. Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?


Natacha - July 31, 2021, 3:36 p.m.

Since I discovered your granola recipes I can't stop making them! They're so delicious, super healthy and way cheaper then the one's you can find in stores! Thank you so much Sadia 💜


Alexandra - July 30, 2021, 9:54 a.m.

This was my first attempt to make granola and it turned out great. Thank you for the recipe! Tried it with yogurt and berries, absolutely loved the combination.


Kim - July 30, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

So delicious! I just made this but substituted the walnuts with almonds. I also didn't add in the chocolate at the end because I couldn't wait for the granola to cool completely to eat it. Excellent with coconut yoghurt and stewed berries :) Thanks for the recipe.

PUL Team - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:31 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with this one, Kim, super helpful!


Lynda - July 28, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

This is a fantastic recipe! I am trying several of your recipes this week and I loved this one. I didn't have any walnut or pecan so I substituted them with cashews and almonds and it came out great. I will be making this again soon! Thank you for the recipe Sadia!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:15 a.m.

Love the substitutions, Lynda, thanks a bunch for the review!


Imogen - July 27, 2021, 10:01 a.m.

This sounds amazing and I would love to try, but I'm in New Zealand and unfortunately oats aren't gluten free nor can you purchase any that are. I am celiac so really struggle with oat substitutes, do you have any suggestions?

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:20 a.m.

Hi there Imogen! Quinoa flakes may be one idea. If possible, ordering oats made in a gluten-free facility online may be another ☺️


Steph L - July 27, 2021, 5:09 a.m.

Making this for the first time as I type! Full disclosure, I was already eating the mixture before putting it in the oven- it was THAT good. I can't wait to try the finished product!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 7:47 a.m.

So thrilled the granola is being enjoyed, Steph!


Chrizelle Oosthuizen - July 26, 2021, 8:54 p.m.

Absolutely LOVE your chocolate granola recipe! My husband and I literally eat this every morning! Thank you for sharing all your amazing recipes 💛 Love and greetings from South Africa! 🇿🇦

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:22 a.m.

Thank you for helping make the PUL family so special, Chrizelle, lots of love to South Africa 🥰

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:24 a.m.

Thank you for helping make the PUL family so special, Chrizelle, lots of love to South Africa 🥰


Hannah - July 26, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

Super delicious and makes a ton! I switched the cocoa powder out with chocolate protein powder and it still tastes sweet and delicious, just with even more of a nutritious benefit.


Kristen - July 26, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

Best Granola ever! It’s amazing with yogurt and berries. Thank you so much. I love it!


Elinor - July 26, 2021, 2:03 a.m.

All I want to say is... why did I buy granolas all my life when I could have just made these🙄

Thank you Sadia and The PUL team for sharing this!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

Aw you're too sweet, Elinor, so glad you enjoyed it :D


Leanne Brown - July 25, 2021, 11:12 p.m.

I just made this recipe and my house smells amazing! It's so good and I don't have to feel guilty about having chocolate for breakfast, or lunch!


Julie - July 25, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

I did this recipe a few times and it always turned out deliciously chocolaty! If your are looking for a decadent breakfast, you should definitely give it a try!

I also made the recipe using 1 cup of puffed quinoa and 1 cup of oats (instead of 2 cups of oats) and it turned out great, light and crunchy!

Thank you for this amazing granola recipe!!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

Thank you, Julie, for taking the time to share the review! It's so appreciated ☺️


Celina - July 25, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

Delicious. All I can say.


nene - July 25, 2021, 7:10 p.m.

This is delicious. Best granola I have ever made. Definitely worth batch making and having in the mornings with yogurt and some fruit. A new granola staple in our household.


Ellie - July 25, 2021, 9:56 a.m.

This is delicious! I have it for breakfast sprinkled over vegan (soy) natural yoghurt and fruit (e.g. banana, peaches). I tried it to make a change from the “Healthiest ever granola” recipe, which I make all the time and also love ❤️
Love from another expat in the Netherlands :)

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:08 a.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying it, Ellie, lots of love back ♥️


Jenny - July 22, 2021, 9:01 p.m.

So so good especially with a plant based milk and cut up fruit :D love this recipe and I will be making it again


Anna - July 22, 2021, 4:51 p.m.

I have made this for at least five times now and it always turns out soooo great!! Swapped out the walnuts with hazelnuts (just personal preference) and I'm seriously obsessed with it, even though I'm usually not the granola type. I've had it with soy-based vanilla pudding, vanilla soy-yoghurt (you can see a theme here), but I have to say, the best combo I've tried so far is with fresh strawberries and warm (!) oat milk.
Much love from Austria! <3

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 2:36 a.m.

Oh, Anna, you are way too kind! Thank you for taking the time to share your review and experience with the recipe. Much love to Austria ✨


Christina - July 21, 2021, 4:51 p.m.

Hi guys!

Just made this absolutely delicious granola for the second time! Found out I just do not like when there isnt any in the cupboard!!!
Safe to say I will not allow it to run out again!!!

Thanks for everything you bring to us all xxx

Christina (Scotland :) )

PUL Team - July 22, 2021, 6:04 a.m.

We're so honoured to hear! Happy cooking, Christina, and lots of love to Scotland 🥰


Sarah - July 21, 2021, 5:02 a.m.

Hello!
I've double up the receipt but I didn't notice that only last for 3weeks. I was wondering if you have tips to keep fresh for longer. Thanks for the receipts!!

PUL Team - July 22, 2021, 6:09 a.m.

Hey there, Sarah, thanks for the question1 Keeping it in a glass/airtight container in a cool and dark place is a good place to start. Perhaps storing it in a fridge may be one idea to help extend the freshness as well :)


Anna - July 19, 2021, 12:35 p.m.

hi! I loved how you make it easy and simple!
I've never tried the rolled oats before, but I really want to give it a try because lately, my body is getting intolerant to some ingredients and I think would be a good idea to eat healthier.
could you let us know which peanut butter brand do you use? because I'm from Spain, I don't think it will be easy to find one "healthy"... I found it weird that Lidl supermarkets didn't bring it!!
anyway, thank you!

Fionnuala - July 19, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

It’s amazingly easy to make your own peanut butter. I prefer roasted so bake 2 cups of raw shelled nuts at 180 C for 15-20 min (I salt them at this stage cause I like to keep some to snack on). Give them a shake about half way. Then add cooled nuts to food processor and blitz until smooth. If you like it thinner add a plant based oil to your preferred consistency.

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 5:34 a.m.

Thanks for the suggestion, Fionnuala, and for the question, Anna! We generally buy the 100% Pindakaas one from Albert Heijn. Enjoy 🙂


Libby - July 19, 2021, 11:09 a.m.

Such a wonderful recipe! I made this a few weeks ago, and actually have another batch in the oven right now! It is really good with fresh berries...but I HIGHLY recommended this with pomegranate seeds on top too.
Also discovered the little 'tick' checklist as you move along the recipe - absolutely genius Thank you Sadia!!!

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 5:32 a.m.

Aw this means so much, Libby, pomegranate seeds sound delicious! We're so glad you're enjoying the new website as well 😃


Nahieli - July 12, 2021, 10:42 a.m.

Hi Sadia!! This granola recipe is absolutely delicious 😋 . I had never tried making granola myself, but having a chocolate granola was a good incentive. I was so happy with the result, it is much better than store-bought granola. Now I make a batch for two weeks and use it for breakfast or snacks.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 6:19 a.m.

Eeek what a lovely compliment, Nahieli, we're so honoured! Thank you for sharing the incredible review 🙂


Debora - July 11, 2021, 10:41 a.m.

HI SADIA! How are you? I'm preparing this granola now and the smell of chocolate is all around my house!!! I already love it! :D thank you for all your amazing recipes and just to be yourself! I really admire you and wish you all the best in life!

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 4:49 a.m.

Hey there, Debora! We're doing lovely here at PUL and we hope you enjoyed the granola 😃 Your kind words are so apprecated. Thank you for helping make our community so incredible 💝


Rachel - July 10, 2021, 3:22 a.m.

This is so good!! I’ll never buy granola again! So easy to make and I love that I know exactly what goes into it. I love having it with almond milk yogurt and topping it with strawberries!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 5:16 a.m.

Wow! What an incredible compliment, Rachel - so happy you're enjoying the granola 🤗


Steven - July 9, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

This is seriously the best breakfast ever! So filling and delicious!


Amelia - July 9, 2021, 9:09 a.m.

Love this granola recipe, I have made it sooo many times. So grateful for all your hard work PUL! xx


Sarah - July 9, 2021, 7:07 a.m.

I love it! Its so easy to make, even without a food processor. I am defenitly gona do it again :)


Rachel - July 9, 2021, 5:26 a.m.

This recipe is a winner! The healthy, adult alternative to cocoa puffs for breakfast.


Meghan - July 8, 2021, 9:56 p.m.

I love this recipe! It's so easy to make, and is delicious. I have been making it at the beginning of the week and keeping it in the pantry for quick breakfasts.


Meghan - July 8, 2021, 9:56 p.m.

I love this recipe! It's so easy to make, and is delicious. I have been making it at the beginning of the week and keeping it in the pantry for quick breakfasts.

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 4:10 a.m.

A huge thank you for the review, Meghan! So glad you're enjoying the granola 😊


Monika - July 8, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

Double Chocolate Granola - live changing delicious granola! I have made three or even four jars already 🤍
Quick easy and soooo good! Also super idea for a home made gift!

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the granola, Monika! 💖


Ash - July 8, 2021, 7:38 p.m.

I’m OBSESSED with this granola - I think I’ve made it every week since it was published, it’s just so good. I love that it feels light and filling at the same time, and I’ve been pairing it with fresh strawberries (they’re in season here now) and soy milk… so yummy!!🍓🍫❤️ I’m lazy and would rather chop nuts than wash my food processor so I usually go that route, and I think I prefer the bigger chunks anyways ☺️

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the granola, Ash! Pairing it with milk and strawberries sounds delicious 😍


Canan Özcan - July 8, 2021, 7:33 p.m.

i really like all of your receipes, they are tasty and pleasing to the eyes !!! somethimes there are to many ingredients in it for my taste( i like simple food) , but your receipes are very flexible , so what i do i just skip a few items and voilaaa:D

I try to eat less animal products and your Blog helps me a lot dooing that!

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

We're so grateful to have you in the PUL community, Canan, thanks for the review and support 🥰


Jennifer - July 8, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

So so good! This lasted me about a week and I really enjoyed having it with some soy yogurt or as cereal. I didn't have my food processor because I was in the middle of moving, so I ended up chopping and mixing by hand. This recipe is versatile and so friendly, so use what you have! The only thing I will say is I think the cooking time might have given the nuts/seeds a bit of a burnt taste, so I would just keep an eye on your cook time and adjust as needed.

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Jennifer! Ovens can definitely be a bit tricky since they're all so unique. We hope your move has settled nicely✨🙂


Jonmarie Compton - July 3, 2021, 3:20 a.m.

Have made this twice thus far. So easy to make and incredibly filling.
Thank you!


Aleph - June 30, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

Sadia, I don't know how to thank you for the amazing content you create. I've made dozens of your recipes and every time I just cannot believe that I can make such delicious creations with the simplest ingredients, this recipe is an example of those...
I've been looking for some motivation to wake up earlier in the morning (your pdf guide has been so useful!). I made these. My house smells like cookies and I am literally looking forward to waking up in the morning and just to enjoy them!
I took a small bite ... the crunchiness of the pulsed grains and nuts, the richness of the cacao and the aroma/flavor of coconut shreds and coconut oil (I only had organic non-refined) make them taste like a mixture of Oreos and Bounty bars! That's genious!

PUL Team - July 1, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

Dearest Aleph, thank you so much for the incredible feedback and review! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL family. Happy cooking 🤩


Netra - June 26, 2021, 7:01 p.m.

Hi Sadia , I have been diligently following your recipes.. I am what you call a beginner into vegan cooking and I have to say your presentation skills and the way you lock your audience in making the recipes look so easy and delectable is unbeatable!! 👏👏 so you peaked my curiosity (there must be many like me) to try what vegan cooking means and tastes like! You have won me over .. I can tell you that I’m in the beginning of that journey..! I have never tasted such delicious Dark chocolate Granola .. absolutely brilliant!! I cannot believe it was so easy .. Thankyou Sadia! ❤️🤗 .. Best wishes, Netra

PUL Team - June 27, 2021, 2:39 a.m.

Oh Netra, this feedback means so much! Thank you for the very kind words. We're so honoured to be part of your plant-based journey. Wishing you an abundance of health and wellness ✨🌻


Matilda - June 22, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

This recipe looks divine and I would love to try it! However it isn't doable for someone in a country that doesn't use cups. Sure, you could buy a scale and measuring cups online but it would help if the recipes were more accessible as I'm getting nowhere trying to use different converters :(

PUL Team - June 24, 2021, 5:56 a.m.

Hi there, Matilda! Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. Would you kindly share what measurements are most accessible for you? We aim to be as inclusive as possible here at PUL so we appreciate the information to help us grow and improve 😊💖

Lucy - July 1, 2021, 10:18 a.m.

Hallo, totally agree! In the EU we use mostly kilograms and grams and litres to measure our food :( your recipes look so amazing! My man wanted to switch to vegan diet but he doesn't cook and I can only cook vegetarian food, but with your recipes it is possible to finally switch to more comfortable diet we both wished to try ^ ^ thank you so much!

PUL Team - July 1, 2021, 9:12 p.m.

Hi Lucy, thank you for the reply! In the ingredients list after the cup amount, we always include the gram or (milli)litre amount in brackets. Can you kindly confirm if you're able to see this on your end? If you are and have any feedback on the way the units are provided please let us know. We're totally open to hearing any suggestions 😃 So glad to hear you're enjoying PUL content in the meantime 🙂


Alyssa - June 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

Hii, do you think I can get away with subbing half of the oil with nut butter?

alyssa - June 21, 2021, 2:10 a.m.

oh never mind haha I didn't see the other comment


Karen - June 16, 2021, 5:33 p.m.

Oh my heavens!!!
Thankyou for the splendid recipe! I tried this one out mere moments after watching the video. It's like a healthy chocolate fiesta in my mouth! This granola was fantastic with my morning yogurt bowl! Thanks again!

PUL Team - June 18, 2021, 1:52 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Karen, thank you for the glowing review!


Dana Arnold - June 14, 2021, 6:36 p.m.

Dear Pick Up Limes Team,

You are absolutely wonderful to watch and learn from. I would love to see you guys make an app similar to MyFitnessPal and My Plate. It would include a place to import each part of the plate method and it would tell us if it was nutritious or not, instead of counting our calories and macros. I think it would be more inspiring if it focused on being nutritional instead of scaring us away from avocados and fruit. Thank you for your constant inspiration!

Best wishes!

PUL Team - June 15, 2021, 3:15 p.m.

Hello Dana, thank you for the kind words and suggestion! We've noted it down 🤓


Meta Božič - June 14, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

it is sooooo good :)


I - June 14, 2021, 1:09 p.m.

Can I swap the coconut oil with nut butter?

PUL Team - June 14, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

Thank you for the question, I! The coconut oil helps the granola harden up to give nice and crunchy clusters. We'd recommend substituting it with a neutral vegetable oil, such as refined olive oil that doesn't impart the olive oil taste, rather than nut butter as we haven't had a chance to test it without oil. If you do experiment with using nut butter though, do let us know how it turns out! You may also be interested in our healthiest ever granola for an oil-free recipe if desired: pickuplimes.com/recipe/health… 🙂


Emmy Lou - June 14, 2021, 4:08 a.m.

Made this today and it is perfect. Not to sweet, doesn't clump, has real chocolate flavor - even liked it with just almond milk, which is pretty rare for me and granola. Definitely my new go-to granola recipe. My grocery order goofed and didn't give me the seeds I purchased so I upped the coconut, oats, and nuts to make up the difference in volume.

PUL Team - June 14, 2021, 6:43 a.m.

We're so grateful for the glowing review, Emmy, thank you! So happy to hear 😃


Mayuri Chhadva - June 13, 2021, 12:17 p.m.

Nutella taste is awesome


Peiwei - June 11, 2021, 8:31 a.m.

Probably the best recipe for a morning pick me up. Didn’t know I needed this.
Have a great day!

PUL Team - June 12, 2021, 2:25 a.m.

Such a lovely review, Peiwei, thank you! We hope you have an incredible day too ✨


Fatima - June 10, 2021, 8:57 p.m.

I was one of the first to watch this video
And I immediately knew that I would love
It. I will definintly give it a try

PUL Team - June 11, 2021, 1:37 a.m.

Woohoo! Let us know how it goes, Fatima 😃