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Easy and cheap homemade chocolate granola recipe

Easy and cheap homemade chocolate granola recipe

When it comes to breakfast food, I'm faddy and can't stick to one thing, this girl needs options. Saying that, for me breakfast is a sweet affair, that sweet tooth wakes up before me. Savoury for lunch and dinner I can live with but breakfast must be sweet.

But of course I am a grown up, I am also trying to eat better, especially now I am working out 3 times a week. So the sugary cereals have been replaced with porridge, weetabix and granola, with a variety of toppings, but always including some fruit. Now granola can be bloody expensive and also not as healthy as it could be, so I thought I would make it myself, which saves money and also means I know exactly what is in my breakfast.

I picked up all my ingredients in Aldi, but they are widely available in any supermarket, Aldi is just where I do my weekly shop.

Easy and cheap homemade chocolate granola recipe

Easy and cheap homemade chocolate granola recipe


2 cups of porridge oats
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
a good handful of nuts ( I used mixed )
A sprinkle of seeds ( I used pumpkin )
6 cubes of bournville chocolate


  • Measure out ingredients, chop nuts if desired, I kept mine whole.
  • In a large bowl add the oats, nuts and seeds, then pour in the oil and maple syrup, stir until the dry ingredients are coated.
  • Transfer to a lined baking tray and cook in a hot oven until golden, about 10/15 minutes.
  • While still hot from the oven stir through the broken chocolate, turning your granola, into chocolate granola.
  • Allow to cool, you could then add dried fruit if you wish, I didn't cause I prefer it without, then pop it in a tupperware container or jar, ready to have when your heart desires.

Serve with toppings of your choice, I like banana or blueberries with a good dollop of KOKO coconut yogurt, for a filling breakfast or snack. This recipe makes a decent amount that should easily last you the week, making it super cheap per portion.

Now I know some of you may say, but oh, it's got maple syrup and chocolate in, but the nuts, seeds and oats are so good for you, I can overlook the syrup and chocolate, plus once its portioned up, it's really not to bad.

Let me know if you try it for yourself.
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  1. Ohhhh, this looks so yummy! Would like to try making this one :)


  2. I haven't actually thought of chocolate granola, where have I been? x


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