Vegan nut free chocolate granola is crunchy, sweet, and full of deep chocolate flavor! Made with just 4 healthy ingredients, it’s totally gluten free, oil free, and nut free.
Serious question: does anybody actually dislike granola? If you know someone like this, cut them out of your life immediately. Nobody needs anti-granola vibes. For real though, if granola haters actually do exist, I’m going to guess they’d change their tune after a bowl of this vegan nut free chocolate granola. It’s crunchy, sweet, and a little too addictive. Sooo satisfying whether for a meal by itself, or if you’re sneaking a few too many handfuls for a quick snack.
Plus…chocolate. Do I even need to say anything else?
Most granolas are super addictive and tasty on their own, but I love granola for the awesome versatility. My favorite way is honestly enjoying it by itself with some almond or pea milk like cereal, but my husband loves it on top of a big smoothie bowl for great crunchy texture. Whatever way you choose to enjoy it, this vegan nut free chocolate granola is bound to be a new favorite.
Have you tried my original nut free granola recipe yet? I love that recipe because it’s so sweet, crunchy, and it couldn’t be easier to make with just 3 healthy ingredients. I also made a video to walk you through the simple steps to bake a batch!
This vegan nut free chocolate granola is almost exactly the same as that nut free granola, with the addition of dark, unsweetened cocoa powder for rich chocolate flavor. Just as easy and quick to throw together, but you get the wonderful deep, dark chocolate flavor. And trust me, you’ll be upset when it’s gone. Do yourself a favor and make a double batch, I promise you won’t regret it!
The four ingredients are super simple – oats, buckwheat groats, cocoa powder, and date syrup. So much plant-powered nutrition happening here, guys. Oats for a healthy source of carbohydrates and energy, buckwheat groats for solid plant protein, and dates are full of essential vitamins and minerals.
Mix up your ingredients, and spread the granola onto a pan. I always use a silicone liner so nothing sticks, but parchment paper works perfectly, too. Bake it for a quick 20 minutes!
When the granola is done in the oven, take it out and let it cool on the counter for about an hour, or longer if you’d like. This is a critical step if you want SUPER crunchy granola! Letting it cool at room temperature helps the granola harden into clusters and gives it amazing crunch.
Once it’s nice and crunchy, it’s time to mix in any additional, fun stuff you like! I always go with unsweetened dark chocolate chips, because more is more when it comes to chocolate. Raisins, shredded coconut, or freeze dried berries would be great, too! So many options.
Being the chocoholic that I am, it came as no surprised that I love this version even more than the original. It’s seriously SO good. I wish I could send you all a batch to prove it, but like, you can handle mixing 4 ingredients, so just make it yourself and thank me later!
This vegan nut free chocolate granola has amazing crunchy texture, and the perfect balance of sweetness and dark chocolate flavor. Eat it straight up like cereal or use it to top your creamy smoothie bowls or nice creams, or heck eat it straight out of the container. Cause you can never go wrong with granola!
Have a happy, healthy week, friends!
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!