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Chocolate Hazelnut Granola {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Chocolate Hazelnut Granola - Healthy, crispy granola that will remind you of your favorite childhood chocolate cereal and even turn milk into chocolate milk!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 cups


  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup hazelnuts or walnuts
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, buckwheat, coconut, hazelnuts, and chia seeds.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, and cacao powder. Heat over medium until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to evenly combine. Spread the granola out onto the baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip over large sections of the granola to cook on the other side. Bake for another 10 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes until the mixture is toasted.
  • Allow the granola to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!


*To make this more decadent, you could add a handful of mini chocolate chips to the granola after it has cool. Freeze-dried strawberries are also a delicious addition!
*I highly recommend using the buckwheat groats because of their puffed crispiness. But if you can't find them, just substitute with an additional cup of oats.


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3.8mg