We recently got a box of chocolate granola from a friend of ours and my kids have been eating it up and while the ingredients technically make it gluten and dairy free the fact that it’s not labeled that way was making me nervous especially since they took the time to get other certifications. Since we’re once again cutting wheat/gluten and dairy from Kyla’s diet I decided to not allow her have another bag of the granola. So when she came home asking for some we had a bit of a dilemma on our hands.
When I told her so–she got very emotional. One of the reasons it’s been so hard for us to cut dairy and wheat from her diet completely is because it’s such a huge adjustment and it’s hard on her and the entire family. I don’t love denying her something that she wants so when she started to cry I knew that I had to make my baby some homemade dairy gree and gluten free chocolate granola. Luckily we typically have all the ingredients needed to make homemade granola so we got to it!
I was able to throw it together in less than 10 minutes and it took about 15 minutes in our air fryer on the bake setting to cook. But don’t worry, you don’t need an air fryer to make this recipe.
I’ve gotten pretty good at making granola so even though we didn’t have all the ingredients for the recipe I found, I was able to take it, make it our own and come up with a granola that worked for our family.
So without further ado, I give you, homemade gluten free and dairy free chocolate granola.
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chocolate Granola
- 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 3/4 cup almonds sliced
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 3/4 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup enjoy life chocolate chips (or any chocolate chips that are dairy and wheat free)
- Preheat your oven to 325F
- In a large bowl, combine oats, sliced almonds, chopped pecans, cocoa powder, ground flaxseed and himalayan salt.
- Pour maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract over your oat mixture and stir until dry ingredients are wet.
- Spread on large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until granola is fragrant and doesn’t look very wet. Be sure to stir halfway through.
- Once finished remove from oven, let cool slightly, then stir in chocolate chips and mix. The chips will melt but once it completely cools it will harden back up and create little granola chunks.
Next time we make this we will 100% double (maybe even triple) the batch! I also plan to experiment with this recipe by making it Chocolate Peanut Butter granola because who doesn’t love that combo!?