Homemade Crunchy Vegan Cacao Granola Delight











Discover this deliciously crunchy vegan cacao granola recipe! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack, it's gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with flavor and nutrients. Satisfy your sweet tooth the healthy way!


Step 1: Preheat Oven & Prepare Tray

Start your journey to a heavenly breakfast by preheating your oven to 300°F (150°C). Then, line a baking tray with parchment paper to ensure your granola doesn’t stick, and you get a lovely, even bake. Think of it as preparing the stage for your granola's grand performance!
Pro Tip: Use a silicone baking mat for an eco-friendly option.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a charming little saucepan, gently heat the maple syrup and coconut oil over low heat. Stir lovingly until the coconut oil melds seamlessly with the maple syrup, creating a lovely, glossy mixture. It’s the beginning of something magical - a foundational flavor embrace for your granola.
Pro Tip: Don't let the mixture boil to maintain the nutritional integrity of the maple syrup.

Step 3: Combine Dry Ingredients

In your favorite large mixing bowl, toss together the oats and slivered almonds. Once they are mixed, pour your warm maple syrup and coconut oil mixture over them. Stir everything together until each oat and almond piece is lovingly coated with your sweet mixture, ensuring that every bite ends up deliciously crunchy and flavorful.
Pro Tip: Ensure even coating for the best flavor distribution.

Step 4: Add The Cacao Powder

Now, for the grand finale, sprinkle in the cacao powder over your oat and almond mixture. With gentle folds, integrate the cacao powder until the granola is beautifully dusted in chocolatey goodness. It’s like watching a chocolatier at work, but YOU are the artist here!
Pro Tip: Sifting your cacao powder can prevent lumps for a smoother mix.

Step 5: Bake to Perfection

Spread your granola mix evenly on the baking tray, creating a single layer of what will soon be your crunchy delight. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, but remember to give it a gentle stir every 10-15 minutes. This ensures even cooking and that perfect golden touch. Once done, take it out and let the anticipation build as it cools to crunchy perfection.
Pro Tip: Stirring is key to achieving that all-around crunch.

Step 6: Final Touches & Storage

Patience is a virtue, and once your granola is completely cool, it’s time for the final touch. Stir in the puffed quinoa for that extra pop of texture and nutrition. Now, transfer your masterpiece into a glass jar, and admire your work – you’ve just created the perfect crunchy, chocolatey, vegan granola! Store it and enjoy up to 2 months of delicious, guilt-free snacking.
Pro Tip: Using a glass jar helps keep your granola crispier for longer.