Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Granola (Muesli)

by Victoria
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No-Bake Chocolate Granola (Muesli)

I love adding this no-bake chocolate granola (or muesli as we mostly call it in Europe) in my morning plant-based yogurt or on top of my smoothies. It is a lot tastier than adding plane oats and much healthier than store-bought versions of it. This chocolate granola is oil-free, sugar-free, and also customizable according to your taste!

How to make this chocolate granola?

No-Bake Chocolate Granola Ingredients

We basically mix all the dry and wet ingredients and it is done. It will take you just 5-10 minutes to make and last you for a week of healthy breakfasts! In order to make this granola chocolaty, I use cacao and carob powders mixed with almond butter. To add more taste variety and nutritional value I also added crushed almonds, walnuts, chocolate pieces, and raisins. Feel free to you your own favorite nuts, dried fruits, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, etc.

How to make oil-free granola?

Oil is not a healthy food because it is extracted fat from whole foods such as nuts, seeds, and olives. The whole Food Plant-based approach does not recommend using oils to prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and many others. (Check out this article to learn more about oil) Oil-free cooking is much easier than you might think. In terms of oil-free granola, I recommend substituting oil with raw nut butter. I am using almond butter in this recipe, however, you can also use other nut butters which you like. When you nut butter is too think, just add a few drops of hot water to loosen it up.

Chocolate

The chocolaty base of this granola is a mix of almond butter with carob or cacao powder. It makes paste-like liquid chocolate which is absolutely delicious! I also do add some chocolate pieces or chocolate chips to this recipe. If you decide to add them too, to keep this granola really healthy, I highly recommend investing in the best quality chocolate you can find. Ideally, this chocolate should be a row and sweetened with dates or other healthy sweetness. You are more likely to find healthier chocolate bars or chips in organic supermarkets.

How to store this chocolate granola?

If you are making a small batch for a few days, it is ok to store it in a glass-sealed jar on your kitchen counter or a cabinet. But if you are planning to use this for a week or more, it will be fresher and crunchier if you keep it in the fridge.

No-Bake Chocolate Granola (Muesli) Recipe

Serves: 7
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats 300 g.
  • Cacao Powder 5 tbsp
  • Carob Powder 2 tbsp. (optional)
  • Nuts of choice 60 g.
  • Almond Butter 6 tbsp. 
  • Dark Chocolate Pieces/ Chips 20-30 g.
  • Maple Syrup 2 tsp. 

Instructions

  1. Add oats and raisins to a large bowl;
  2. Chop nuts and chocolate (if using chocolate in a bar form) into small pieces or crush them slightly in a blender and add to a bowl with oats;
  3. Mix almond butter with cacao, maple syrup, and a couple of tsp. of hot water to make it runny;

  1. Add the mixture to the bowl with oats and mix well until all the oats and nuts and covered in chocolate.

  1. Enjoy

Notes

  1. You can substitute carob powder cacao and vice versa, or use both in combination as I did;
  2. You can use other sweeteners such as date paste for example;
  3. If your almond butter is too thick, add more hot water to be able to make it runny enough to cover the oats;
  4. You can also use other nut butter instead of almond one, cashew and hazelnut butter work great in this recipe too! 
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