Homemade Gluten-Free Cacao Granola

  • Makes
  • 6
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 10
  • Cook (min)
  • 20
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 16
  • Cook Difficult
  • 4


  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Zen Spirit cacao powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white


  • Food processor
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and set aside.

  • In a food processor, add almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts. Pulse a couple of times and add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, Zen Spirit cacao powder, sugar, butter, and vanilla extract. Process for a couple of seconds more.

  • Finally, add egg white and process until the desired consistency has been achieved.

  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Using a kitchen spatula, flatten the surface as evenly as possible and bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm and crispy.

  • When done, remove from the oven and cool to room temperature. Break into smaller pieces and serve with milk. Store the leftovers in a jar with a tight lid.

Homemade Gluten-Free Cacao Granola

Homemade Gluten-Free Cacao Granola

A perfect morning starts with a bowl of chocolate granola and served with warm milk, wouldn’t you agree?
Although granola is considered as one of the healthiest breakfast options you can have, most of those store-bought packs usually contain some unnecessary additives and other ingredients you probably wish to avoid. Making your own, homemade granola is the only way to know for sure what’s inside. And, when you have an extremely simple recipe to prepare, there is really no reason at all to go to the store ever again.

This gluten-free chocolate granola is based on a pure, organic Zen Spirit cacao powder and different nuts and seeds. All you have to do is add everything to a food processor and process until the desired consistency. For a crunchier option, chop some of the nuts with your knife and add to the processed mixture. You can also add a handful of cashews or gluten-free oats. Different dried fruit is also an excellent idea to prepare your granola but if using them, make sure to reduce the amount of sugar. Simply, taste the mixture before baking it and adjust according to taste.

Homemade Gluten-Free Cacao Granola front view

Homemade granola takes about 15-20 minutes of baking time but you might want to check it every once in a while to prevent the edges from burning. You just have to dry the mixture out until nicely firm and crispy. When done, remove from the oven and crumble with your hands. Store in glass jars with air-tight containers.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 335, Protein: 10.6g, Total Carb: 16.3g, Dietary Fiber: 3.9g, Total Fat: 27.8g 

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