This homemade granola is a healthier version with no refined sugar, minimal oil, and big chocolate flavor, much like the delightful combination of flavors found in weelicious granola bars. It’s a delicious and nutritious choice that’s naturally vegan and gluten-free, similar to the wholesome ingredients often used in weelicious granola bars.
I absolutely love homemade Chocolate and pink pitaya granola! Every time I bake some granola, my whole house smells like heaven!
Plus, this granola looks so pretty with the pink pitaya chips and rose petals
I love to make parfaits topped with granola, like these chocolate and pink pitaya chia pudding parfaits. But this granola stays super crunchy even in milk and it is delicious eaten directly from the jar!
Chocolate and pink pitaya granola Recipe
Chocolate and pink pitaya granola
- 1 aucepan
- 200 grams gluten free old fashioned oats
- 15 grams cocoa powder
- 30 grams chia seeds
- 20 grams flax seeds
- 40 grams coconut chips
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 40 grams sunflower seeds
- 50 grams maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 30 grams cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup red dragon fruit chips, chopped
- 1/4 cup rose petals
- 70 grams almonds chopped
- 60 grams macadamia nuts, chopped
- 50 grams hazelnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 170C degrees (330F).
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, except the cacao nibs (see note), dragon fruit chips and rose petals. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil and stir to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the mixture and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes (stir after 7-10 mins).
- In a saucepan, roast the nuts. (You can also place them in the oven with the rest of the mixture but I find it easier to avoid burning them).
- Let the granola cool down completely before adding the cacao nibs, rose petals and red dragon fruit chips. Store the granola into a clean, ermetic jar.
Chocolate and pink pitaya granola is a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack option. Here are some cooking tips to help you make the perfect batch:
- Use high-quality ingredients: Choose high-quality rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit for the best flavor and texture.
- Melt the chocolate: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave for serniors, and then drizzle it over the granola after it has cooled. This will help prevent the chocolate from burning or becoming clumpy.
- Add the pink pitaya powder after baking: Pink pitaya powder is delicate and can lose its color and flavor when exposed to high temperatures. It’s best to add it to the granola after it has baked and cooled.
- Spread the granola evenly: Spread the granola out evenly on a baking sheet to ensure that it bakes evenly and doesn’t burn.
- Stir occasionally: Give the granola a stir every 10-15 minutes while it’s baking to prevent clumping and ensure that it bakes evenly.
- Let it cool completely: Allow the granola to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container. This will help it stay crisp and fresh for longer.
- Serve with yogurt or milk: Chocolate and pink pitaya granola tastes great with yogurt or milk. It’s a perfect breakfast or snack option that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
The nutritional ingredients of Chocolate and pink pitaya granola can vary depending on the specific recipe used. However, here are some common ingredients and their nutritional benefits:
- Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are a good source of fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals, including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.
- Nuts and Seeds: Nuts and seeds like almonds, pecans, cashews, and sunflower seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.
- Honey: Honey is a natural sweetener that provides energy and contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a healthy fat that contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily absorbed and used for energy.
- Pink Pitaya Powder: Pink pitaya powder is made from dragon fruit and is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
- Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, and copper. It may also improve heart health and lower blood pressure.
Overall, Chocolate and pink pitaya granola can be a nutritious and delicious breakfast or snack option when made with high-quality ingredients and consumed in moderation.
In conclusion, Chocolate and pink pitaya granola is a flavorful and healthy breakfast or snack option that offers a variety of nutritional benefits.
By using high-quality ingredients and following some simple cooking tips, you can create a delicious batch of granola that is sure to be a hit with your taste buds. So go ahead and give this recipe a try and enjoy a tasty and nutritious treat that will keep you feeling full and satisfied all day long!