Chocolate Granola

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Making granola is unbelievably easy. I always have a few jars in my cupboard for breakfast, snack, and dessert recipes. This recipe for Chocolate Granola contains just 5 simple ingredients and is ready in only 15 minutes!

If you’ve never made granola before and you need a few good staple recipes, then look no further!

Make this recipe and store it in the cupboard for up to 6 months!

Chocolate Granola Ingredients

Easy Step-by-Step for Making Chocolate Granola

  • Add the maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract to a bowl and thoroughly whisk together
  • Add the oats and salt and stir to combine
  • Spread mixture onto a sheet pan that has been lined with parchment paper
  • Bake for 15 – 18 minutes
  • Optional: Allow granola to cool and sprinkle with chocolate chips and additional kosher or sea salt if preferred
Chocolate Granola

Reasons You Should Make Your Own Granola

  • Homemade granola is ridiculously simple to make
  • It’s often cheaper than store-bought granola
  • You only need a few ingredients
  • Granola is easy to customize by adding whichever add-ins and spices you prefer
Chocolate Granola

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Chocolate Granola

Chocolate Granola

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 – 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 – 23 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups 1x


Try out this easy, oil-free chocolate granola! This is great for smoothie bowls, ice cream, trail mix, and more!


  • 1 1/4 Cup Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips (Optional)
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Add maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract to a large bowl and whisk together.
  3. Add in oats and salt and stir to combine.
  4. Add mixture to a baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  5. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes. Allow granola to fully cool before adding in chocolate chips.*


  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in cupboard for up to 6 months.
  • Chocolate Chips: When I first made this recipe I added the chocolate chips to the pan as soon as the granola was taken out of the oven. This was a mistake. I recommend allowing the granola to cool fully before adding chocolate chips. This will help prevent “chocolate bloom” (the white/grey exterior that appears on chocolate due to a quick temperature change).
Chocolate Granola

Want more granola recipes? Check out my Peanut Butter Granola or my Cinnamon Granola!

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