Cacao and mixed berry granola recipe

Ingredients

1kg rolled oats

50g coconut flakes

½ tbsp cinnamon

2 tbsp cacao powder

150 ml honey or agave syrup (add slightly more for a sweeter tooth!)

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g of almonds or other nuts of your choosing

50g flax seeds

This is a basic recipe which you can experiment with, by adding different ingredients and quantities to suit your taste.

The oil and honey will help the oats to crisp up and cluster, so adding more will give you more crunchy clusters.

  • Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper and preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Mix the oats, agave/ honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract in a bowl and make sure all the oats are well covered.
  • Add the flax seeds, nuts, cinnamon and cacao powder and mix well.
  • Add the oats to the baking trays, spreading as thinly and evenly as possible (this helps to make the granola more crispy).
  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 mins or until golden brown.
  • Let the granola cool on the baking trays.
  • Add the berries, coconut flakes and cacao nibs and mix well.
  • Store in an airtight glass container, (make sure the granola is completely cool before storing them as otherwise it may go soggy).
  • Enjoy with your favourite nut milk!