Crunchy Cocoa Hazelnut Granola

Okay, here’s a healthy granola recipe that you really need to try! Just imagine eating a chocolate hazelnut spread – not on your bread, but in your muesli bowl. You can personalise this granola recipe and make it better suitable for your dosha too. Ideal for a hearty breakfast or a healthy snack, this homemade cocoa hazelnut granola recipe is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Enjoy!

Cocoa Hazelnut Granola Recipe

Crunchy Cocoa Hazelnut Granola Reicipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 200 g oats (jumbo oats)
  • 70 g chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut or almond butter
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 1 handful of coconut chips
METHOD

1. Start by preheating the oven (170 °C circulating air). Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a big bowl, mix together oats, chopped hazelnuts, cocoa powder and vanilla powder. In a small pot, melt coconut oil and add hazelnut butter and date syrup. Stir well and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
3. Transfer the oat mix onto the baking tray and spread out evenly. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on the granola towards the end.
4. Let the granola cool completely and add coconut chips. Store the granola in an airtight container up to 4 weeks. Enjoy with your favourite milk, yoghurt or as a topping your porridge or smoothie bowl.

Cocoa Hazelnut Granola Recipe: Suit it your dosha!

Making granola that suits your dosha in Ayurveda involves selecting ingredients that balance your dominant dosha’s qualities and tendencies. Here’s how to „ayurvedafy“ this recipe for each dosha:

Feeling vata?
– add warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and cardamom to the granola (a chai spice mix will work perfectly too)
– add some sweet and warming fruits after baking the granola, like dried figs or dates
– change the coconut oil with sunflower or rapseed oil and use plenty
– eat with warm milk

Feeling pitta?
– use coconut sugar instead of date syrup (or any other sweetener without heating properties)
– incorporate cooling spices like mint
– add more coconut flakes and some extra sunflower and chia seeds

Feeling kapha?
– use rye flakes instead of oats and add some puffed amaranth in the end
– add spices like ginger, black pepper, cloves or a pinch of cayenne for stimulation
– after baking, add some dried apricots or cranberries

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