I have a secret to admit… This granola recipe was created based off my many failed attempts at making muesli bars! Rather than resembling a bar, the final product simply looked like clumpy granola. So I present to you, ‘My Failed Muesli Bar Granola.’

Homemade granola is SO MUCH tastier than store brought granola. It’s cheaper to make it yourself, it can be flavoured to your personal preferences and best of all, it is so much healthier for you!

I love to serve mine sprinkled over the top of some delicious yogurt. Alternatively, you could have it with a splash of milk or simply eat it as a trail mix!

 

Clumpy Chocolate Granola
 
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Storage: When stored in an airtight container, it will last up to 2 months.

Variations: This is an incredibly versatile recipe. You can add any combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruits, according to your preferences. My favourite combination is almonds, hazelnuts and sultanas.

Clumps: To achieve the all-important clumps, it’s important to ensure that the oats are slightly crowded in the tray so they can stick together. Once cooked, leave the tray out for a few hours to allow the oats to further clump as they cool down.

Serve Size: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup honey (as I serve my granola with sultanas and fresh fruit, I only add a heaped tablespoon of honey)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups traditional oats
  • ¼ cup (55g) wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbsp. cacao powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Handful of raw nuts/seeds (to taste)
  • Handful cup dried fruit (to taste)
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180/160 degrees (fan forced) and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix the coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract together in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, cacao and cinnamon.
  4. Add the oat mixture to the coconut oil mixture, half a cup at a time. Ensure the mixture is properly 5. mixed before adding the next cup.
  5. Once combined, add in the nuts/seeds and dried fruit and mix well.
  6. Place mixture onto the oven tray and cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely before placing in an airtight container.

Method — Thermomix
  1. Preheat the oven to 180/160 degrees (fan forced) and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Add the coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract in the bowl and mix - 20 seconds/speed 2.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, cacao and cinnamon.
  4. Add the oat mixture to the coconut oil mixture, half a cup at a time - speed 2/reverse. (I usually find each half a cup takes about 15 seconds to mix properly.) Ensure the mixture is properly mixed before adding the next cup.
  5. Place mixture onto the oven tray and sprinkle nuts/seeds and dried fruit over the top.
  6. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely before placing in an airtight container.