No-Bake Chocolate Pistachio Granola
This morning I woke up wanting something fast, easy, and tasty for breakfast. As a mamma of a 2 month old, it can be hard to spend extra time in the kitchen cooking breakfast. So I threw some things I had in my pantry into my food processor and wha-la…the chocolate pistachio granola was born. The process was really simple and I’m sure you probably have all of these ingredients already!
This homemade granola recipe is super nutrient dense and good for you compared to the packaged granola that you find in stores loaded with sugars and toxins that slow your body down. Once you make your own granola, you’ll never want the packaged kind again! This recipe is that good. I love using granola as a topping for yogurt, chia pudding, sprinkling it over salads, and sometimes I just take a spoon and eat it plain. No shame! My favorite thing about this granola is the salty and sweet combination from the chocolate chunks and pistachios.
The star in this recipe, however, is the oats. Whole oats are high in antioxidants and fiber rich. This helps you feel full throughout the day, in turn curbing that mid-morning snack attack. Oats have also been shown to lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar. You should check out this awesome and super informative article from Well-Being Secrets that discusses 30 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Oatmeal. The article goes over everything you ever wanted to know about oats, why they’re beneficial, and how to get more of them into your diet!
Apart from the oats, you also get a nice dose of healthy fats from the pumpkin seeds and pistachios which both benefit the heart as well. Lastly, the dates and cinnamon in this recipe are great choices for supporting weight loss.
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- 10 dates
- ½ cup oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup pistachio
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ginger
- Pinch of sea salt
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor, then enjoy! Store the granola in an air-tight container, then eat it on it’s own, mix it into yogurt, use it to top your favorite smoothies, or add it to any of your favorite treats.
You could also substitute the pistachio for any other nut of your choice such as cashews, almonds, or pecans. All of those would do well with this simple recipe.