Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Granola

9 servings


34 minutes

total time


3 cups gluten-free rolled oats

1 cup chopped raw nuts ((almonds, pecans, and/or walnuts are best))

1/4 cup desiccated or shredded coconut (unsweetened)

2 Tbsp chia seeds

3 Tbsp coconut or organic cane sugar ((or other dry sweetener of choice))

1 tsp sea salt

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup coconut (or avocado) oil

1/2 cup maple syrup ((plus more to taste // or other liquid sweetener of choice))

1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips or chunks


Preheat oven to 340 degrees F (171 C).

To a food processor (or mixing bowl), add the oats, nuts, coconut, chia seeds, coconut sugar, salt, and cocoa powder. Pulse a few times (or stir) to combine.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the coconut oil and maple syrup until melted and combined. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix or stir well. If using a food processor, this breaks down the oats and nuts a bit more so it's a finer texture, but this is optional.

Spread the mixture evenly onto a baking sheet (or more baking sheets if making a larger batch) and bake for 17-24 minutes (or until fragrant and deep golden brown), stirring a bit near the halfway point to ensure even baking.

Let cool completely. Then add chocolate (optional). Place in a container that has an air-tight seal, and it should keep for a few weeks. Or store in the freezer up to 1 month or longer.


Serving Size



364 kcal

Total Fat

19.1 g

Saturated Fat

9.5 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





225 mg

Total Carbohydrate

44.7 g

Dietary Fiber

6.9 g

Total Sugars

18.1 g


8.2 g

9 servings


34 minutes

total time
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