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Almond Cacao Granola

Another irresistible morning dish that you won't be able to get enough of. This Almond Cacao Granola hits all the spots first thing in the morning!

If you know me or have been following me for a while then you will know that I LOVE breakfast. I love making breakfast, eating it and I love sharing these recipes with you so you can enjoy it just as much as me!

Granola is probably one of my favourite recipes to create. It is such a dynamic, yet simple thing that is extremely versatile. It goes with nearly everything and the ingredients are so interchangeable.

This Almond Cacao Granola was created out of the love of chocolate and almond butter. It helped that when I created this recipe Easter season was in full bloom and everywhere I looked there was chocolate and nut butter recipes!

This decadent granola can be made with pretty much anything you have in your pantry (if you’re missing something from my ingredient list); however I highly suggest following it because it is a flavour dance party!

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that will leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long? Look no further than this truly irresistible Almond Cacao Granola!

With the rich and indulgent flavours of dark chocolate and almond, this granola is sure to satisfy even the grumpiest of mornings. Have I mentioned its perfect texture and crunch, you can be sure that each and every bite is pure pleasure. 

a dark ceramic bowl filled with an almond cacao granola accompanied by toasted berries and seeds

Almond Cacao Granola

Teri-Ann Carty
This Almond Cacao Granola was created out of the love of chocolate and almond butter. It's quick, delicious and a bit addictive! You ready?
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Sharable, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cups


  • sheet trays
  • small pot
  • oven


  • 4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds & pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup each olive oil, maple syrup and almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 320 (convection if you have it).
  • Chop nuts and add to a large bowl with remaining dry ingredients.
  • In a small pot add oil, syrup, nut butter and vanilla. Stir over medium low heat until combined and pour over dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly and spread into a thin layer onto 2 baking sheets.
  • Bake for 30 minutes turning pans half way.
  • Leave granola to set on pans until they reach room temperature and then release it from the pan.
  • Put in an airtight jar and try not to eat it all at once.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, granola, plant based, refined sugar free, vegan

4 Responses

    1. Hey Mishika, I apologize about the delay in answering your question; you can ALWAYS try but I haven’t tried that swap. Let me know if you do!!! Happy Baking!

    1. Hey Karen! Thanks for inquiring and I apologize for the delay. I choose olive oil because I adore the crunch and find that it clumps better BUT you can use whatever oil you have on hand! Hope this helps 🙂 – Teri

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