Cacao and Hazelnut Granola

Cacao and Hazelnut Granola

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: Gluten-free, Granola
Author: Adapted from: Donna Hay in Fresh + Light magazine Issue 12
Buckwheat and granola with hazelnuts in glass jar with spoon
This granola uses buckwheat groats instead of the common oat. These little triangular seeds are gluten-free and have a delightful nutty flavour. Plus, they're packed with protein, fibre, B vitamins, and minerals.



  • 1 cup Buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ½ cup hazelnuts (chopped)
  • ¼ cup flaxseeds (plus extra to serve)
  • ¼ cup black chia seeds
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey (plus extra to serve)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • plain Greek yogurt and sliced pear (to serve)


  • Rinse 1 cup buckwheat groats and place in a medium bowl with 1 cup of boiling water. Soak for 30 minutes.
  • While the buckwheat is soaking, preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place 1 tablespoon cacao powder, ½ cup hazelnuts, ¼ cup flaxseeds, ¼ cup chia seeds, ¼ cup sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl.
  • When the buckwheat is done soaking, drain and add to the large bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Spread the granola over the 2 baking sheets and cook, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
  • Add ¼ cup cacao nibs and continue to cook for 20 minutes or until golden. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Serve with yogurt, sliced pear, extra honey and extra flaxseeds.
Nutrition Facts
Cacao and Hazelnut Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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