Enjoy a delicious portion of homemade dark chocolate nut granola. A delightful homemade chocolate muesli with walnuts, pistachios, cinnamon, dates, and chocolate. A recipe for a tasty start to the day, the perfect breakfast for chocolate lovers. Try it yourself now!
Crunchy Homemade Chocolate Nut Granola Recipe
A hearty breakfast will get you through the day. And indeed, with this crunchy chocolate muesli, you will certainly get through the morning. Add some fresh grapes, raspberries, or an apple for extra vitamins (which dried fruit doesn't give you).
This chocolate muesli is delicious in yogurt or milk. But it is also highly recommended as a snack. A handful of muesli around four o'clock gives you some energy. Or dip some nut butter on a piece of apple in the muesli. Lots of flavor and just something different. This muesli can be stored well in an airtight container at room temperature. Do not keep it in the refrigerator because it will get moist. And if you make sure the jar is sealed airtight, it will stay good for at least two weeks at room temperature if you can keep it that long. A delicious variant like coconut almond granola or warm apple pie granola.
What do you need for Homemade Chocolate Granola?
To prepare this Chocolate Nut Granola, you require the following ingredients. You can find the correct amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the blog:
- Oatmeal: A whole grain cereal made from cut and crushed oat grains. They are often pre-steamed to shorten the preparation time.
- Pistachios: Use peeled pistachios. The nuts are light green and taste slightly sweet.
- Coconut: The flesh has a smooth, nutty, and sweet taste.
- Sea salt: Provides a good taste balance
- Dates: These are the fruits of the date palm. A sweet taste and soft flesh. In the middle is a pit that you cannot eat. Buy pitted dates or remove them ahead of time.
- Walnuts: Give a nutty flavor to the muesli. Toast them lightly for even more flavor. You can also replace the walnuts with almonds or pecans.
- Sunflower oil: a neutral flavor oil for baking and frying.
- Cinnamon: It has a sweet, woody flavor with a hint of lemon.
- Chocolate: For this granola, you use dark chocolate. Use good chocolate because the cheaper variant contains too much fat.
How to prepare Dark Chocolate Granola with Sea salt
You can find a printable recipe with a step-by-step description at the bottom of this blog.
- Combine the rolled oats, pistachios, coconut, sea salt, walnuts, sunflower oil, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Cover a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the shrimp on the baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 300 °F (150 °C) for 10 minutes. Stir everything well and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Purée the dates in a blender. Mix the ground dates with chocolate through the warm granola.
- Bake everything for another 10 minutes. Let the chocolate muesli cool on the baking tray.
Store the chocolate muesli in a dry-sealed jar.
Tips, Substitutions, and Variations
- Add dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins for fruity variations.
- Dark chocolate: You can also replace it with milk chocolate or white chocolate (deliciously creamy).
- Ensure the granola is spread out as flat as possible to bake evenly.
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Chocolate Nut Granola
- ⅔ cups instant oats
- ¼ cup walnuts chopped coarse
- ¼ cup pistachios
- 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 3 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 15 dried dates
- 2 oz. dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Preheat the oven to 300 °F or 265 °F.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine instant oats, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower oil, shredded coconut, cinnamon and sea salt.⅔ cups instant oats, ¼ cup walnuts, ¼ cup pistachios, 3 tablespoons sunflower oil, 3 tablespoons shredded coconut, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Spread the granola over the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
- Stir everything and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Puree the dates in a blender and mix, together with the chocolate, through the warm mixture.15 dried dates, 2 oz. dark chocolate
- Bake for another 10 minutes.
- Let the chocolate granola cool on the baking tray.
- Store in a dry-sealed jar.
- Room temperature: Store the dark chocolate nut granola in an airtight jar or container in a cool, dry, dark place. And if you make sure that the pot is airtight, it will remain good at room temperature for at least 2 weeks. If you can keep it that long, of course.
- Refrigerator: Don't keep it in the refrigerator, as it will make it moist, and the structure will change.
- Freezer: This does not store well in the freezer. The crunchiness then disappears.