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oil-free chocolate granola on a piece of baking parchment

Oil-Free Chocolate Granola {vegan, gluten-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 and 1/2 cups (625 mL) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Oil-free chocolate granola is exactly what your morning (and snacking) routine needs! It is also naturally vegan and gluten-free.


  • 2 cups rolled oats (certified GF, as needed)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped nuts or seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal (GF version of Rice Krispies)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut and nuts/seeds.
  3. In a small saucepan, whisk together the water, coconut sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Bring to a boil, whisking, until blended and smooth. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes longer (sugar should be completely dissolved). Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, if using. Cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour cocoa mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Stir in the crisp rice cereal, stirring to coat. Spread in a thin even layer on the prepared baking sheet (do not space apart, press mixture together into a rectangle to promote clusters).
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until granola is completely dry (do not stir). Remove from oven and cool completely on baking sheet.
  6. Break up granola into pieces with hands or a wooden spoon. Store in an airtight container.


Storage: Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 162.5 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.8 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: oil-free granola, oil-free, chocolate, cocoa, granola, vegan, high-fiber, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free

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