What's not to love about this Chocolate Granola?
Since posting my Pumpkin Granola recipe, I have been loving coming up with other variations, as these granola's really feel like a treat when I sprinkle over some yoghurt and fresh fruit.
I already shared the pumpkin granola and banana granola, but I thought I just could not avoid making a delicious Chocolate Granola and this really helps those chocolate cravings.
Even my kids have been loving these granolas with yoghurt or fruit. I give them some in a little tub in their lunch boxes and they sprinkle it on their yoghurt for a crunchy treat.
If you make sure you use gluten free verified oats, then this recipe will also be gluten free,.
I use maple syrup to sweeten, I love the taste and because it is syrupy it works well with making the granola, you don't really want to use sugar or sweetener as it tends to burn and not taste very nice.
Make sure you really flatten it out into a thin layer on the baking tray when putting in the oven to bake, and when you take it out half way through, you need to use a wooden spoon to break up any really large clumps.
Then you can store this Chocolate Granola in a lidded jar or similar. This recipe serves 3, so if you want it to serve more, I suggest doubling or even tripling up the recipe.
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian and Weight Watchers friendly
WW Smart Points - 7
Gluten Free - use gluten-free oats
- 120g/4oz of oats
- 1 tbsp of semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 level tbsp (5g) of unsweetened pure cocoa powder
- 50g/2oz of banana, mashed
- 1 tbs of maple syrup
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- spray oil
- Preheat oven to 180c or 350f (gas mark 4)
- Add the oat, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, maple syrup, banana and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix well to combine.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Spread the oat mixture out of the tray in a very thin layer
- Spray over the top with spray oil
- Place in the oven and bake for 10 mins
- Remove from oven, break up any big clumps with a wooden spoon, spreading it all back out in a thin layer again
- Bake for another 10 mins
- Great sprinkled on yoghurt and served with fruit
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Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 5gSugar 9gProtein 6g
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Can you use something else instead of banana as I’m allergic to bananas?
Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says
Check out my apple or pumpkin granola instead if you can't have banana 🙂 - those are both banana free.
Claire Bird says
Hi there. Love the look of this, but I’m struggling to find the semi sweet chocolate chips. I can find dark choc which is probably lower syns but can you advise what you mean by semi sweet or an alternative quantity for normal choc chips pls?
Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says
You can just use milk chocolate chips. Semi sweet are kind of a cross between dark and milk