Chocolate Is For Lovers: Buckwheat Chocolate Granola Recipe

We’re celebrating February with a full month of (self) love and lots and lots of chocolate (because chocolate is for lovers). To kick things off, we’re sharing yet another swoon-worthy high vibe breakfast, this time featuring you guessed it, chocolate.

Healthy Ingredient Highlight: Raw Cacao (aka high vibe chocolate)

Made from raw cocoa beans, raw cacao is chocolate in it’s purest form, uncooked and unprocessed. Raw cacao is known as “the food of the gods,” and is the highest antioxidant food source on the planet. Raw cacao improves heart health, helps build strong bones, aids muscle function & muscle relaxation, prevents cramping, is a natural aphrodisiac, elevates your mood, gives you energy, and increases longevity — so, why not have it for breakfast?

Buckwheat Chocolate Granola

Introducing our Chocolate is For Lovers Buckwheat Coconut Granola (aka the best granola on the planet). It’s dangerously good. So good that the first batch was devoured before we could even snap a pic. 

Perfectly chocolatey, crunchy and clustery, just like granola should be. We guarantee you’re going to love it. 

Chocolate is For Lovers Buckwheat Coconut Granola
Makes: about 3 cups

Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
1 cup buckwheat (soaked for at least one hour, we soaked it overnight)
2 tbs oat flour (gluten-free if needed)
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup roughly chopped raw macadamia nuts or nuts of choice (macadamia nuts pictured above)
¼ cup goji berries
2 tbs chia seeds
pinch himalayan salt
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup coconut oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
4-5 tbs raw cacao powder

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Rinse buckwheat very well. 
3. In a large bowl combine oats, buckwheat, shredded coconut, chia seeds, roughly chopped macadamia nuts. Mix well and set aside.  
4. In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt coconut oil. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and raw cacao powder. Whisk until smooth, you want to avoid any clumps. 
5. Pour liquid ingredients (chocolate mixture) over dry ingredients and mix until evenly distributed.
6. Spread mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
7. Remove from oven, flip granola in large chunks trying not to break up clusters, and place back in oven to bake for another 10 minutes.
8. Remove and let cool. Add in goji berries. 
9. Devour. 

Notes:
-To make your own oat flour, pulse 1 cup rolled oats in your high powered blender or food processor until you have a fine powder (about 2-3 minutes). 
-Oats are inherently gluten-free but are often processed on the same equipment as wheat. To avoid cross-contamination or if you have Celiac disease, choose certified gluten-free oats. 
-If using salted nuts omit salt in recipe.

chocolate buckwheat granola

Don’t think we can top this? Check back next week for another epic recipe. Any guesses as to what it is? Hint.. it involves this^ granola and more chocolate. You won’t want to miss it.

We’d love to know what you think of this recipe! Please share your feedback in the comments below. And.. we would love to see your creations! Take a pic (before it’s all gone) and tag us on instagram at @thedailyalchemy using the hashtag: #thedailyalchemy, so we can like your photo. 

Stay sweet, xo
Erika & Jess 

PS. Like this? You’ll love this and this, too. 

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