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Easy and delicious recipe for homemade Gluten Free Double Chocolate Granola that is packed with protein and healthy fats but feels super indulgent!

I like granola without oats. Maybe that makes it more like a nutty trail mix, but let’s be honest, a trail mix always has one or two items that you avoid when your each your hand into that bag. For me, it’s the raisins. 

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When Jaryd and I drove cross country we stocked up on trail mixes (as you do) and one, probably by my choosing, had a certain melt in your mouth, not in your hand kind of candy in it. Well, I picked out the candies, paired them with the nut, and left behind all the raisins and things I deemed secondary choices. 

Jaryd wasn’t too pleased. 

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But that’s trail mix for you!! This is a different beast. This is granola. I really like granola (ok trail mix applies here too) when it’s packed with crunchies and seeds and flavor. I think the whole clustery shebang should get you pumped to eat it. None of that meh, ima pick out the (fill in the blank). I want to be able to boldly grab a handful and know I’m getting a solid handful of tasty.

For the record, raisins can be yummy, for some reason I’m weird and just don’t like them iiin things… soo…

I recently made my almond coconut granola and forgot how much I LOVE homemade granola! I need to start making it weekly just to have in and snack on. Jaryd was OBSESSED with this. It’s one of those chocolatey snacks that tastes so decadent you aren’t quite sure if it is a healthy snack or dessert. But check out all the ingredients HEALTHY(ish). 

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So let’s make this Gluten Free Double Chocolate Granola because it’s chocolatey heaven, AMAZING when you eat it in a bowl full of milk, perfect for snacking, sprinkling on your yogurt… or ice cream… or bananas with peanut butter… ok, I’ll stop there ๐Ÿ™‚

First, place your pecans, cashews, coconut, hemp seeds, flax seeds, coconut sugar, and cacao powder in a bowl. If your nuts are already chopped, then you’re good to go. If they’re not, you may want to blitz them in a food processor or blender for a couple seconds to get them to be a good size. I tend to like mine a but more big and chunky. 

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In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk the ghee (coconut oil or butter also works), peanut butter, and agave nectar. Once it’s combined and thickened a bit, about 2 minutes, remove from heat and pour over the nut and seed mixture. 

Fold the peanut sauce in until everything is completely coated. 

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Spread the granola out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Don’t worry if it’s a bit clumpy, those will end up being your delicious clusters!!

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. use a spatula to gently toss the granola and bake for another 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before you sprinkle with additional sea salt and chocolate chunks.  

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Easy and delicious recipe for homemade Gluten Free Double Chocolate Granola that is packed with protein and healthy fats but feels super indulgent! thetoastedpinenut.com

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Granola

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Easy and delicious recipe for homemade Gluten Free Double Chocolate Granola that is packed with protein and healthy fats but feels super indulgent!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place your pecans, cashews, coconut, hemp seeds, flax seeds, coconut sugar, and cacao powder in a bowl. If your nuts are already chopped, then you’re good to go. If they’re not, you may want to blitz them in a food processor or blender for a couple seconds to get them to be a good size. I tend to like mine a but more big and chunky.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk the ghee (coconut oil or butter also works), peanut butter, and agave nectar.
  4. Once the sauce is combined and thickened a bit, about 2 minutes, remove from heat and pour over the nut and seed mixture.
  5. Fold the peanut sauce into the nut and seed mixture until everything is completely coated.
  6. Spread the granola out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Don’t worry if it’s a bit clumpy, those will end up being your delicious clusters!!
  7. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
  8. Use a spatula to gently toss the granola and bake for another 7 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before you sprinkle with additional sea salt and chocolate chunks.

Enjoy!! xo

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