Found: a healthy recipe to indulge your chocolate cravings and some of your daily nutrient needs. (It’s what our food-first approach is all about, after all.)
While the nuts and seeds you include in this granola are ultimately up to you, our pro tip is to reach for walnuts specifically—coupled with chia seeds, they offer vegan-friendly omega-3 DHA. But customizations aside, this recipe already packs a nutritious punch to begin with. Oats are rich in nutrients like magnesium, zinc, and iron, and they’re also a good source of fiber and protein. And cacao also includes polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties.*
Plus, it’s a tasty, big-batch recipe that you can enjoy with almond milk, over yogurt, or straight out of the oven in fistfuls. (We’re not judging.) Let’s kick it over to integrative chef Blaine Arin Tacker, who shares her recipe below.