Carob Chocolate Granola

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Food blog without  granola recipe can be odd, so here it is, Carob Chocolate Granola!! Ingredients are very less and process is pretty simple. I normally get my granola from store thinking 'who has time for this'. But homemade granola is much tastier and the liberty of ingredients is a plus!

Before diving in lets see the difference and advantage of Carob Chips. 

Thats a Carob Chip, look and feels like Chocolate Chip? but the taste is different and good too. The advantage of Carob over Chocolate is that its caffeine free. But in contrary, caffeine is known to lower blood pressure. So both carob and chocolate has their own advantage and disadvantage. In this Granola recipe, we are mixing both moderately, so we can have advantage from both the superfoods!

Now lets see the Recipe!

Recipe

Servings : 1 1/2 Cups

Vegan | Refined Sugar-Free

Ingredients

1 Cup Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup Chopped Almonds

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds

1/4 Cup Carob Chips

1/4 Cup Cacao Powder

1/4 Cup Agave (optional, or other sweeteners)

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 tsp salt

Process

In Oven :

  • First, add all the dry ingredients, except pumpkin seeds and carob chips in a mixing bowl and mix well. Now add all wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix together.

  • Now, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.

  • Preheat Oven to 350 F and bake the mixture for 10-15 mins, check in between so your granola will not burn.

  • After taking out of oven, when the granola is still hot add pumpkin seeds and carob chips and mix lightly.

  • Let cool down and transfer to air-tight container. Store in fridge for 3-4 weeks. 

In Pan :

  • Same process as above, mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients except pumpkin seeds and carob chips.

  • Take a non-stick pan and roast the mixture on medium flame with no oil. Roast till the mixture turns golden brown.

  • Turn off the heat and add pumpkin seeds and carob chips, mix lightly.

  • Let cool and add to air-tight container, store in fridge for 3-4 weeks.

Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed the recipe! Please tag @theguccha or #gucchafoods if you are recreating the recipe, would love to see them!

Until next time,

xoxo

Sindhu