Thursday, 1 January 2015

Chocolate Granola + Top 5 Posts for 2014

Happy New Year! I thought I'd begin the year by sharing my simple one-bowl recipe for the chocolate granola that I made for family Christmas gifts this year. 

salt dough ornaments made by Sylvia from Johanna's great recipe
I made so many batches of the stuff that I've been making it in my sleep ever since! 

I do love this recipe, though. It's very easy and crunchy but not too hard, just the way I like it. A totally legitimate way to work chocolate into your breakfast!

Chocolate Granola (adapted from Chocolate Cherry Almond Granola by Live.Learn.Love.Eat)

4 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup cocoa
pinch of salt 
dash of vanilla
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup maple syrup 
1 cup sultanas

Preheat oven to 350C.

Combine all dry ingredients except the sultanas. Stir in wet ingredients. 

Spread out on a tray and bake for 10 mins, stir it around a bit, and bake for a further 10-15 minutes. 

Add the sultanas. 

Now, onto the top 5 posts for 2014...

I always love seeing everyone's most popular posts from the year! Here are mine:

1. Raw Hazelnut Caramel Slice (my favourite too!)

 2. Vegan Snacks for Kids... that they actually eat!

3. Spaghetti Pie (love this one too) 

4. My Top 5 Healthy Desserts/Snacks

5. Healthy Chocolate Chip Pikelets (mini pancakes) (I make these at least once a week)


  1. Well I am a big fan of your spaghetti pie - loved it - and I have enjoyed reading your blog this year - always lots of great ideas for healthy and delish food. Will be bookmarking the chocolate granola

    1. Thanks so much Johanna, I'm glad you like the crazy spaghetti pie :) I have loved reading your blog too, you are a constant source of food inspiration for me!

  2. Happy new year :) I think all of these 'top 5' posts deserve to be here - I've enjoyed reading all of them and still want to make your raw caramel slice without adaptations (having made a varied version using ingredients I had to hand)!

    1. Thanks Kari! I've loved reading your blog this year :)