chocolate granola clusters on a baking sheet with jug of milk and bowls

The best, super clustery, paleo chocolate granola! Made with a mixture of nuts and seeds for a grain free crunch to add to smoothies, yogurt bowls, or for grab-and-go snacking!

chocolate granola clusters on a baking sheet with jug of milk and bowls

I absolutely love some good granola- especially homemade. It’s honestly so easy to make, there’s no need to buy store bought! It’s a quick mix of nuts and seeds, then a coating of coconut oil, honey, and cacao for a rich chocolatey flavor.

This granola is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.Plus, it’s made with simple ingredients!

This recipe packs fiber, healthy fats, plant-based protein, and prebiotics from the nuts and seeds. So good!

chocolate granola clusters on a baking sheet with jug of milk and bowls
chocolate granola clusters on a baking sheet with jug of milk and bowls

Tip: be sure to allow the granola to completely cool. I know it’s hard to wait, but you want that perfect crunchy, clustery texture!

I’m all about a good crunch factor, especially on top of my smoothies! It makes a smoothie more satisfying, and adds healthy fats to make it more filling. Win win!

If you give this a try, leave a comment below and/or tag me on Instagram so I can see 🙂

Enjoy! xo

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Paleo Chocolate Granola

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Snacks, Breakfast


Easy paleo chocolate granola clusters, perfect for snacking, smoothie topping, or yogurt bowls!


  • 1 cup raw cashews ⠀
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut ⠀
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds ⠀
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds ⠀
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat groats ⠀
  • 1/4 cup ground flax ⠀
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder ⠀
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ⠀
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt ⠀
  • 1/4 cup honey ⠀
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted ⠀
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ⠀


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.⠀
  2. In a large bowl, mix all of the nuts, coconut, and seeds together.⠀
  3. Add the cacao powder, cinnamon, and sea salt and stir to combine. ⠀
  4. Mix in the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla. make sure everything is evenly coated, then spread out as flat as possible on the baking sheet.⠀
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then allow to cool to room temp for 45 minutes-1 hour before breaking into clusters. Store in an airtight container for several weeks.

Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian


Apr 11, 2020

Chocolate Paleo Granola

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  1. Cheryl says:

    Granola looks delicious! What do you recommend subbing the buckwheat groats for? I don’t have any on hand. Thank you!

  2. CC says:

    Amazing! Didn’t think I’d like it with all of the different nuts but it is seriously delicious.

  3. Artemis says:

    I made it without buckwheat groats since I didn’t have any on hand and I substitute the cashews with pecans. It was delicious! Thank you, Mia!

  4. Josephine Taylor says:

    Delicious! The aroma filled the whole house and got the family super excited…such a treat. Thank you Mia.

  5. Jenn says:

    THE BEST GRANOLA! Made this without the buckwheat groats as well and it was soooo delicious still. A really yummy and simple treat to make yourself/your family! I ate this on its own with almond milk (a great ‘cereal’ type substitute if you struggle to find actual cereal you can eat haha) and I put it in my yogurt or even on ice cream would be delicious.

  6. Abigail Osborn says:

    This is so good!! I love all the different nuts and seeds and the cashews really make it delicious:)) Thank you so much for another wonderful recipes!!!

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