Chocolate Chia Granola

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Toss it in your dehydrator or oven and enjoy huge crunchy clusters of chocolate granola.  If you don’t have the exact same ingredients as I used, don’t worry about it!  Simply substitute pistachios for your favorite nut, chocolate chips instead of cacao nibs or hemp seeds instead of chia seeds.  This is one of those recipes that allows you to have the flexibility to use a wide variety of your pantry items and still get yummy snack!


  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup pistachios (or any nut)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • 4-6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, stir together oats, coconut flakes, pistachios, cacao nibs, chia seeds and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cacao powder, vanilla and maple syrup until smooth.
  3. Pour cacao mixture over the oat mixture and stir until oats are coated. If you like your granola very clumpy, add more maple syrup.
  4. Place granola mixture on a teflex tray and pat down.
  5. Transfer tray to your Dehydrator and dehydrate at 115 F for 10 hours or overnight, until dry.
  6. Break the dried granola into chunks and store in an airtight container.


If you don't own a dehydrator, bake in an oven at 300F for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally in chunks, until dry.
Amanda LeAbout Amanda Le

Amanda, better known as Raw Manda, is a colorful raw foodist thriving on an abundant life full of vibrant fruits and veggies. Her philosophy on health is simple: feel your best by eating fresh, natural, living, unprocessed foods.
Amanda was deeply moved by documentaries exposing the truths about the food industry and became vegan overnight. She decided to create an Instagram account (@raw_manda) to hold herself accountable for the meals she was eating. While documenting her journey there, she was inspiring others to incorporate more raw foods into their diets with her surprisingly simple rawvegan recipes.
This new lifestyle taught Amanda to intuitively listen to her body for cues on what to eat, how much to eat (think abundance!) and when to eat. Her diet consists primarily of nutrient dense fruits, vegetables and a small amount of healthy fats. Find more of Amanda's recipes at

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