Dark Chocolate Raw Soaked Granola

Dark Chocolate Granola on a tablespoon over a bowl with a jar of granola and ajar of milk in the background

Wholesome, nutritious, and delicious, this dark chocolate raw soaked granola is easy to make and way healthier than what you could buy at the store.

Because it’s not just about using organic or natural ingredients, it’s about the process.

You see, we’re using a traditional method to make this granola that makes the final product more nutritious and more digestible.

We start the night before by soaking the grains and nuts.

Chocolate raw soaked granola in a deep light grey bowl on a board with a jar of milk to the right and a jar of more granola to the right

Why Soak Grains And Nuts?

Years ago when I started my health journey, I came across stories of people who had uncovered a new way to prepare food. In a sense, it wasn’t new at all. It was an ancient and time-proven practice that generations before us knew and understood to be the correct way to prepare food.

Grains, seeds, some nuts, and legumes can be difficult to digest because they contain phytates; a type of plant compound that when consumed can cause a deficiency in zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium.

These are known as anti-nutrients.

Soaking reduces the levels of phytates present and helps these foods become more digestible. Many people notice less bloating and gastrointestinal discomfort when they switch to soaked grains, nuts, and legumes.

Digestion is vital to optimal health because this is where nutrients are pulled from the food and into the body.

It was our Modern World that forgot those wise traditions of the past.

Our industrialized fast-paced lifestyles have traded us nutrition for calories.

But traditional practices don’t have to take us longer in the kitchen. In fact, most of the time, they don’t.

With the right knowledge, you can make real food that nourishes and heals from the inside.

Dark Chocolate Raw Soaked Granola

Chocolate granola in a bowl on a chopping board with a spoon on the sidethe side

A beautiful blend of Organic Rolled Oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cocoa powder, and Organic Coconut Sugar makes this granola unique. I added Iranian dates for extra texture and flavour.

Every ingredient is natural and wholesome. It makes a great snack or breakfast and kids love it!

The best thing about raw soaked granola is you can throw in any type of nut/seed/dried fruit combination and still have a delicious result.

If you don’t have the exact nuts, seeds, or dried fruit on hand, feel free to substitute with whatever you have. The result will still be so good.

Dark Chocolate Granola on a tablespoon over a bowl with a jar of granola and ajar of milk in the background

Dark Chocolate Raw Soaked Granola

Prep Time 12 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 cups organic raw steel cut oats
  • 1/4 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 6 tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 10 tbsp organic coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 13 small dates
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Fill a large mixing bowl with oats, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds and cover generously with warm water
  • add apple cider vinegar
  • cover with a dish cloth and let sit for 12 hours
  • drain water and add all the other ingredients
  • pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F
  • pour onto a large greased baking tray
  • bake for 2 hours or until dry, stirring every 20-30 minutes
  • allow to cool completely then store in an air-tight container
Keyword anceint grains, grain free, granola, healthy breakfast, healthy snack, soaked granola

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