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Chocolate orange gluten-free granola

Ever fancied eating a chocolate orange for breakfast? Well, now you can. This gluten-free granola is infused with orange juice and cocoa powder to make deliciously chocolatey orange oaty clusters, then tossed with toasted hazlenuts and dark chocolate chunks.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, gluten free
Keyword brunch, chocolate, dairy free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 13 x 45g servings
Calories 197kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • 2x baking trays

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (175g) gluten-free rolled jumbo oats 
  • 1 large orange
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (75g) hazlenuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • large pinch sea salt
  • 100 g dark chocolate chips (or whole bar, broken up)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C or 340°F
  • In a small bowl, heat the coconut oil on low power in the microwave until melted. Then, in a large mixing bowl, tip in the coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla essence and salt
  • Grate the zest of 1 orange and add into the mixing bowl. Then juice ½ the orange and tip the juice into the bowl. Store the leftover half orange face-down on a small plate in the fridge
  • Stir together the ingredients in the bowl until fully mixed together. Then tip in the oats and continue stirring until fully coated in the orange cocoa mixture
  • Cover a large baking tray with greaseproof paper, then scoop the granola mixture out onto the tray and press down with a fork until evenly distributed. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • On a separate baking tray, arrange the cashews so that they sit fairly close together and sprinkle a pinch of salt over the top. Place in the oven below the granola and bake for 15-20 minutes, giving them a little stir every 5 minutes. They should go slightly golden brown. If they show signs of burning, remove straight away
  • Remove the granola from the oven and leave to cool for 20 minutes before stirring, as clusters will only start to form as the granola cools
  • Once fully cooled, add the cashews and dark chocolate chunks. Serve with alt-milk and fresh strawberries. Store leftover granola in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks