Chocolate Granola (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)

Chocolate Granola✓ Gluten-Free
✓ Dairy-Free
✓ Nut-Free Option

When we talk to our patients about weight loss, we encourage them to eat grains once per day. Once you make breakfast grain-free, this frees up the opportunity to eat grains somewhere else in your day. This Chocolate Granola is a delicious source of good fats and protein and when you serve it with some quality pot-set natural yogurt and brightly coloured berries, you have a wholesome treat that almost feels wicked.


2 cups coconut flakes
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame or poppy seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup pecans, roughly chopped (replace with 1 cup quinoa flakes for a nut free option)
1/3 cup rice malt syrup (lower fructose) or Jarrah honey
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp pink sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 125°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Spread out over the tray and bake for 30 minutes, turning once around halfway through.
  4. Remove from the oven to cool and store in a covered glass or stainless steel container for up to 4 weeks.

Note: You can stir through 1 cup of quinoa flakes and omit the nuts if necessary (for a nut-free option).