Instant stove-top Double chocolate granola

Instant stove-top double chocolate granola - crispy, healthy , chocolate-y and totally addictive.  This would be an ideal quick breakfast- I mean top it over cold chia puddings , eat with milk/yogurt along with fruits or just enjoy it as a snack which happens to be my favorite way of eating granola.

It's easy, perfectly sweet and tastes absolutely delicious. This recipe is inspired from my Instant stove-top classic granola which so many of you have tried and loved!


I love a healthy breakfast and if there's chocolate involved then even better! There are lot of healthy breakfast recipes using chocolate on the blog - Egg-less Whole wheat chocolate pancakes, Mocha Banana Shake, Vegan chocolate chia and banana pudding and Double chocolate banana bread.

There are other healthy breakfast recipes too like Blushing pink smoothie bowl and Sambhar instant oats. Be sure to check out the recipe index for more such recipes!


While most of the granola recipe calls for baking the mixture in oven, this double chocolate granola is made on stove-top in a non stick pan and gets ready faster than the oven version. It turns out equally crisp and toasty. Base of this granola is rolled oats and a mixture of dried-fruits flavored with cocoa powder.

To enhance the chocolate flavor, I have added chunks of dark chocolate which adds up to the decadence. A breakfast which is healthy but decadent! I love having this granola with cold milk and this would even go really well with Vegan Chocolate and Banana chia seed pudding.


Kids love chocolate and this double chocolate granola is ideal for their snack box or breakfast before sending them off to school. It's also a great evening or mid-morning snack for adults too. I am having this chocolate granola by the spoonful from container as I am writing it. It's one of those healthy and filling snack which isn't deep fried, salty or made with refined flour (maida).

I have added mix of almonds, pistachios, cranberries and walnuts in this granola. You can add any other dried- fruits  too like  cashews, raisins, apricots and dried figs. Pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and sunflower seeds also taste great in granola. Just one suggestion that you must add a chewy textured dried fruit like raisin, blueberry, cranberry or dried- figs which work really well with all other crispy elements.


For this recipe, I have used coconut oil but you can go ahead and add any other neutral oil too. I like using coconut oil because it adds this natural sweetness and a subtle beautiful flavor. in granola. You can even grate some orange zest to make Orange and chocolate granola flavor.

Quantity of honey might seem a lot in this recipe but its required to balance out the bitterness of cocoa powder. You can go ahead and add less honey if you so wish.


Healthy stove-top double chocolate granola- ideal for breakfast or snack

Type: Breakfast/Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Serving: Makes about 2 measuring cups granola

Ingredients

1+1/ cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tsp chocolate essence (optional)
3/4th cup mixed dried fruits (halves almonds+pistachios+walnuts)
15-20 dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped chocolate chunks or chocolate chips


Method

Gently heat coconut oil, honey, chocolate essence together in a non-stick pan.

Add rolled oats, chopped almonds, pistachios and walnuts and mix everything together with a help of spatula.

Cook this mixture on low heat and keep stirring from time to time until oats become crispy and slightly changes color.

Once oats are crispy, add in cocoa powder evenly throughout the mixture and mix properly. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes and turn off gas.

Next, cool this mixture under the fan.

Once the mixture comes at room temperate, you will notice clusters which is perfectly normal. Break down clusters with the help of spoon.

Lastly add in cranberries and chunks of chocolate and mix again.

Transfer in an air-tight container and enjoy with milk or chia puddings for snack or breakfast.




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