One of my favorite things to make from scratch is granola. Homemade granola is so much cheaper than store bought and way lower in sugar. This Chocolate Cashew Granola with Cacao (Vegan) is one of my favorite granola recipes.
This granola literally tastes like healthy cocoa puffs - I am obsessed. It only has 6 ingredients and can be made in less than 30 minutes.
Let's get into the recipe.
Why you'll love this cacao cashew granola
- It is easy to make and made on one sheet pan.
- It is healthy for you and packed with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants.
- It is the perfect topping for smoothies and yogurt.
- It is lower in sugar and much cheaper than store-bought granola.
What ingredients do I need to make chocolate cashew granola with maple syrup and coconut oil?
- sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
- maple syrup
- coconut oil
- Cashews - these can be subbed with your favorite nut or seed.
- Maple syrup - this can be subbed with honey.
Store the leftover granola in a sealed container or jar in your fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Some granola recipes are packed with sugar and are not healthy. However this granola recipe is lower in sugar so it is considered a very healthy snack.
Make sure your nuts and seeds are not stale for the best tasting granola.
Other yummy plant based sides and snacks to try
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chocolate cashew granola with cacao (vegan)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup cashews - roughly chopped
- 1 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup cacao
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Add all granola ingredients to a large bowl and mix until the granola is evenly coated.
- Add granola to a flat layer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes.
- Let granola set and cool for at least 45 minutes before digging in. Store leftover granola in your fridge in a jar or sealed container for up to 2-3 weeks.