Anybody else like some seriously healthy crunch in their granola? But also chocolate...? If so, you've come to the right place! Let's talk chocolate ancient grains nut granola.
Apparently, I'm a massive homemade granola fan. Who knew?? I love grabbing some as a bite on the go, throwing some into a little bit of yogurt for a quick before dinner snack (or after, because let's be real, I eat all day long), or even just in a bowl with a little coconut milk for breakfast.
To be completely honest, I've tried SO many different types of granola from the store and none of them make me nearly as happy as a homemade batch. As it bakes in the oven, it's just the most heavenly smell 😍. Plus it's sooo easy to make so why not??
In light of my "keeping healthy" (well, healthier) ways, a super food granola, albiet with a little chocolate for extra flavor, was necessary. This chocolate ancient grains nut granola is one of my all time faves.
SO 🙌🏻 MUCH 🙌🏻 CRUNCH! And it tastes so good you won't even realize how many awesomely healthy additions there are: quinoa, buckwheat groats, almonds, walnuts, pepitas, and of course, rolled oats. I like to use coconut oil as a granola base for more flavor, with honey, maple syrup and a little molasses for sweetening.
PS. This is a gluten free, dairy free recipe. If you're concerned about the "buckwheat groats", no need! Buckwheat is actually a seed, not a grain with no relation to wheat at all, and is considered more of a fruit 👍🏻.Print
Easy, way better than store bought gluten free granola packed with quinoa, chia seeds, buckwheat groats, pumpkin seeds and healthy nuts.
- 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free)
- 1 cup quinoa (I used white quinoa)
- 1 cup buckwheat groats*
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- ½ cup sliced almonds, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup pepitas
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, cocoa powder, chia seeds, quinoa, buckwheat groats, walnuts, almonds, pepitas, and salt.
- Add vanilla extract, honey, molasses, maple syrup and coconut oil. Stir together until completely mixed.
- Spread the granola mixture onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 40, minutes, stirring and rotating the pan after 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven, stir, and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Store in an airtight jar and enjoy with yogurt, milk, or just as a snack!
Although "buckwheat groats" sounds like it would contain gluten, it is not a grain. It's actually a seed and is considered more of a fruit! They are safe for a gluten free diet.