Nut-Free Chocolate Granola

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Who doesn’t love granola?

My kids love granola, not just eating it, but making it too! We love getting in the kitchen and experimenting with different flavors and textures.

hands down, chocolate is one of their favorites… mine too!

This recipe is simple and versatile. We made it nut-free because we were sharing it with a friend who has a nut allergy. I also love this made with almonds, pecans, and coconut! No matter what you choose as your base for this recipe you won’t be disappointed. If you don’t have molasses just omit and increase the honey or maple syrup. (I know molasses isn’t a common ingredient for most!

Yield/Servings: 8 (1/4 cup each)
Author: Riyana Rupani
Nut-Free Chocolate Granola

Nut-Free Chocolate Granola

My kids love making and eating this!
Preparation time: 5 MinCooking time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder 
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey (replace with more maple syrup for vegans)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg-white, whisked (omit for vegans)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C / 400 F
  2. Mix all your dry ingredients
  3. in a small sauce, combine your honey, maple syrup, molasses, and coconut oil.  Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.  About 1 minute.
  4. Pour the hot mixture over your dried ingredients.
  5. Last, add your whisked egg white.  This will make your granola more chunky.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes and rotate your pan midway through baking.
  7. Let your granola cool completely before breaking.
  8. Serve with coconut yogurt, nut milk, or enjoy on its own!
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What can we replace molasses with?

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