Chocolate & Orange Granola (Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Oil-free)
A new Granola recipe for you and it’s delicious ! Here is my Chocolate & Orange Granola which is still gluten-free, sugar-free and oil-free. A lot of flavors for a super healthy granola 🙂
I’m one of those who love the association chocolate with fruit (or citrus fruits). I think they match so well! I know many people don’t really like this combination but I’ll get over it 😀 However, I still find it hard to eat chocolate early in the morning, I find it “too much”. With this granola, it’s all good! It’s very light, I love it 😀
Well, it’s true that most of the time, I just pick chunks in the jar itself haha. But, with yogurt, it’s just perfect! And if you have some time, you can even cut some orange wedges as a topping, so delicious!
I chose to add buckwheat because it’s always a winner with chocolate. And obviously, it’s super good! It’s not too much and matches perfectly with oats. Plus you have the little chocolate chunks which add a big plus. You don’t have to but it’s always better with 😀
In short, you absolutely need to test this granola! You’re gonna love it and you might not be able to live without after 😀
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Chocolate & Orange Granola (GF/Oil-free/Sugar-free)
- 2 Orange (juice and zest) makes ½ cup of orange juice
- 5 tbsp Ground flaxseed or chia, psyllium husk, or a mix
- 4 tbsp Ducth-processed cocoa powder
- 3 cups Oats
- 1 cup Buckwheat
- ½ cup Sunflower seeds
- ½ cup White almonds (or cashews, walnuts, mixed nuts... )
- ½ cup Pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup Unsweetened applesauce
- 80 g Dark vegan chocolate 100% chocolate if you want the whole granola sugar free. Otherwise the 70% is good.
- 2-3 pinches Salt
- Preheat your oven at 160°C / 310°F, fan-assisted.
- Prepare a baking rack with parchment.
- Zest the oranges and press them. Pour the orange juice in a small bowl and add the ground flaxseeds and cacao powder. Stir a little and let rest until the texture is similar to pudding.
- In a large bowl, add the oats, buckwheat, almonds, sunflower/pumpkin seeds, orange zest, and salt.
- Stir and add the applesauce and the mixture of flaxseeds/orange juice and cacao powder.
- Stir to coat everything with the wet ingredients. Transfer to the baking rack to make it easier to stir.
- Compact the mixture in order to make a thick rectangle (3-4 cm or 1½ inch).
- Bake for a total of 40 minutes: after 15 minutes, separate the rectangle in big pieces. And stir to bake everything homogeneously. Then, place back in the oven and bake for 15 more minutes or until golden. Stir another time and place back into the oven for another 10 minutes to be sure everything is dry out.
- If some pieces are still wet, continue to bake for a few minutes. I usually turn off my oven and let the granola dry out like this.
- When the granola is cold, separate everything in chunks. Cut the dark chocolate in tiny chunks.
- In a clean jar, add some granola, then some chocolate chunks, granola again, etc until you fill the whole jar.
- Store for a few weeks in an air-tight jar.