"Delicious chocolate almond granola that nobody will know is actually good for you. The chocolate makes it an indulgent morning cereal, or a mid-afternoon snack. The chia seeds add an energy boost. The flax seeds and hemp hearts provide healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Store in an airtight container."
Mix oats, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp hearts together in a bowl. Mix honey, orange juice, and vanilla extract together in a separate large bowl. Add oat mixture to honey mixture; stir well until evenly coated. Spread granola onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 50 minutes.
Mix chocolate chips into granola; cool to room temperature.
This recipe is very versatile. You can add dried fruits or swap out almonds for other nuts. Use dark chocolate for a richer, healthier version of the granola. You can omit the coconut if you prefer, tastes great either way. Get creative!
Substitute bittersweet chips for the dark chocolate chips, if desired.
Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.