Vegan & Gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

Vegan & Gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

A delicious, crunchy and chocolaty breakfast that you can make a big batch of in advance and enjoy throughout the week as a speedy breakfast or a scrumptious snack. 

I like to make a big batch of granola every now and then to have in my cupboard whenever I need a speedy breakfast. Pour some granola into a bowl, pour in some milk, add some berries and you have a delicious healthy breakfast. 

Who doesn’t want to eat chocolate for breakfast? I know I couldn’t say no. Well, I wouldn’t choose to eat it every day, but it’s definitely a nice change every now and then. 

This vegan & gluten-free chocolate hazelnut granola would also make a really nice snack for when you’re craving something chocolaty, but slightly better for you and more filling than a square or two of chocolate. 

It’s so easy to buy ready made granola and there are so many different brands and varieties to choose from, but I still prefer to make my own at home. That way I can control the way it tastes and how sweet it is. For example where would you be able to buy tahini date granola? Plus it’s so easy to make and so much cheaper to make it yourself. And if you’re avoiding vegan and gluten it’s not always easy to find a granola that caters for your dietary needs. 

I added some chocolate chips to the mix, but if you feel that was a step too far, feel free to leave them out. And if you don’t like hazelnut or can’t eat nuts, go ahead and use some seed butter and seeds as a replacement for the nuts. 

This vegan & gluten-free chocolate hazelnut granola goes so well with hazelnut milk! Go ahead and give it a try. You know you want to šŸ˜‰ 

Vegan & Gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

Vegan & Gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

200g (2 cups) rolled oats – use gluten-free if allergic/intolerant
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 
2 tbsp hazelnut butter
120ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup
70g (1/2 cup) hazelnuts
40g (1/3 cup) chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat your oven to 170C/150C fan/325F
Mix the oats, cocoa, hazelnuts and salt in a large bowl, then pour in the melted coconut oil, hazelnut butter and maple syrup. 
Transfer the granola onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. 
Leave to cool completely, then fold in the chocolate chips (if using any).
Store in an air tight container.