Cacao Granola has become my go to breakfast, it’s filling, cost effective AND delicious all at the same time. This particular granola is nutty, crispy, chewy and semi sweet and in my opinion is the perfect breakfast. It’s the most simple recipe to whip up and is versatile in that you can alter the ingredients depending on what you have in the cupboard.
Weekday breaky has never been my strong point. I don’t usually eat until a couple of hours after I’ve woken up so I’d usually end up buying something from a cafe at work which isn’t exactly healthy but can also add up to being incredibly expensive. So on a mission to save some dollars and curb my toasted sandwich addiction I embarked on a journey to find the perfect take to work breakfast and this my friends, is it.
Store bought granola can taste amazing but like a lot of pre-packaged foods, some brands are stuffed with sugar and if you’re not in to reading labels you could very well end up eating dessert for breakfast (which on some days isn’t exactly a bad thing). Making your own granola in bulk can also be way more cost effective than buying pre-made so it’s a win win on all fronts.
Did I mention that granola is the easiest thing ever to make? You literally mix everything up in a bowl, pop it in the oven and you’re done. All that’s left to do then is eat it- THAT’S the kind of recipe I like.
Don’t sweat it if you don’t have the exact ingredients that I’ve listed, the beauty of this cacao granola is that you can really just do whatever you want with it. If you’re not an oat fan, leave them out and increase the measurements of the other ingredients. You can also use honey if you don’t have brown rice malt syrup. I’ve also made this with cinnamon instead of cacao and WOAH LAWD- it’s also really tasty.
What I love the most about cooking is being able to tweak and experiment with ingredients to suit my own taste and I encourage everyone to do the same.
On and lastly- if you do want to eat dessert for breakfast you can sprinkle this granola on ice-cream, it’s next level good.