Grain-Free Chocolate Sea Salt Granola Hunks

Grain-Free Chocolate Sea Salt Granola Hunks

These grain-free and vegan chocolate sea salt granola hunks resemble little bites of paradise. Perfect to get as a treat or to separate and spray over some yogurt.

An overhead shot of a yogurt bowl with deep brown granola on top, plus goji berries and sliced banana. A tray of the granola is nearby.

A 3/4 angle shot of a bowl of yogurt topped with deep brown granola, sliced banana and goji berries. Image is taken up close.

Image shows a spoon lifting out of a jar of tahini with tahini dripping off of the spoon.

An overhead shot of ingredients in bowls: sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, and large coconut flakes.

I seem like it’s 2012 and I’m sea salting whatever nowadays, however I simply needed to go with it in this chocolate sea salt granola hunks dish. These are sort of like a cereal variation of a Bounty Bar, however a bit more wholesome and nutty. I like to cruise by the container on the counter, get a couple of hunks, and keep happening with my day. The best little bite of sweet taste and crunch.

Possibly you’re questioning: why grain-free? I’m not on an unique diet plan or anything (quite obvious), however I have actually been understood to spray standard oat-based granola on top of my bowls of porridge (that are made with oat milk LOL), and I likewise like Simply Elizabeth’s grain-free granola, so I figured I ‘d attempt my hand at a homemade variation. The only method I might take in a lot more oats would be if I consumed an oat milk latte with my triple oat porridge which I have actually performed in the previous! Anyhow, it was all getting a little too oat-y for me, and I simply like the nutty and coconut-y goodness of this granola.

I utilize (surprise!) tahini and maple syrup as the binding base for these granola hunks. Essentially my 2 preferred components. You desire tahini that is pour-able and of excellent quality here. I indicate, you constantly desire that for whatever dish you’re utilizing tahini in, however it’s actually crucial! Seed + Mill just recently sent me some samples of their tahini and it is genuinely magnificent. Barely any bitter edge, mellow and velvety, and a nuttiness that’s boosted by simply a bit of salt. I likewise take pleasure in the reality that it’s packaged in a glass container with a metal cover. No plastic whatsoever. * thumbs up *

Sliced up almonds and big flake coconut form the naturally grain-free cereal “flakes” for us here. They get crispy and stick well. Very little more to state about this one besides this: simply make it! It’s so delicious with some sliced banana over a little bit of coconut (or other plant-based) yogurt with a spray of cacao nibs to actually highlight the chocolate vibes. I wager some juicy sections of blood orange would be a tasty seasonal addition.

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I hope that you’re having an incredible week which everybody in the affected locations made it through the impressive Winter season storm. We discovered that Mickie enjoys leaping around in the snow stacks, however that she likewise gets too cold in about 30 seconds haha. I’m investing the rest of my week dealing with some brand-new dish tasks and a couple of other things on the up and up. I’m likewise holding strong on my 2019 objective of everyday meditation 22 days in a row! I utilize the Insight Timer app since I like how basic it is. They state that it takes 3 weeks to form a routine, so I’m counting on that to move me forward. Stacking my excellent practices and consuming my granola hunks in 2019 yessss!

An up close, overhead shot of the wet ingredients for binding granola: tahini, cocoa, maple syrup, and vanilla all swirled together.

An overhead shot of chocolate sea salt granola being mixed together before baking.

An overhead shot of granola chunks in a glass jar.

An overhead shot of a yogurt bowl with deep brown granola on top, plus goji berries and sliced banana. A tray of the granola is nearby.

Grain-Free Chocolate Sea Salt Granola Hunks

Grain-free chocolate sea salt granola hunks resemble little bites of paradise. Perfect to get as a treat or to separate over some yogurt.

PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 35 minutes OVERALL TIME 45 minutes

Course Breakfast, Treat Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 5 Cups

Author: Laura Wright


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 cups big flake coconut shreds
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, approximately sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 300 ° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a big bowl, blend together the tahini, maple syrup, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. As soon as you have a smooth and unified mix, include the almonds, coconut, and sunflower seeds to the bowl too.
  • Completely blend the nuts and seeds with the cocoa mix till whatever seems uniformly covered.
  • Divide the granola uniformly among the 2 baking sheets. Utilizing a spatula, spread out the granola out a bit. It’s alright to have some clusters of the granola, however you do wish to offer the clusters some area.
  • Bake the granola till somewhat firm to the touch, about 30-35 minutes amount to. You’ll require to carefully toss the granola at the middle of baking too. Once it’s done, eliminate it from the oven and let it cool totally. When you initially take it out, the granola hunks will appear soft and undercooked. They tighten and form the hunks as they cool.
  • As soon as totally cool, keep the chocolate sea salt granola hunks in a sealed container. Granola keeps efficiently for approximately a week.


  • You can replace raw cacao powder for the cocoa if you ‘d like a more extreme flavour.
  • I like to in fact taste the salt in this, however if you’re trying to find more directly sweet, chocolate-y, nutty goodness, call the salt back to 1/2 teaspoon.
  • I approximately slice the sunflower seeds in the food mill, however this is an optional action.
  • The quality of your tahini is essential. It truthfully makes a world of distinction! I like Seed + Mill’s tahini along with Soom brand name.
  • 2 baking sheets is perfect so that the granola can be expanded. Parchment or Silpat linings are essential.

Program Conceal 15 remarks

  • Olivia

    I was simply believing “I require a go to breakfast, something healthy however indulgent” and I inspected my e-mail and discovered this appeal. You never ever dissatisfy in the healthy however indulgent classification. That bowl of deliciousness!!! What is on the bottom under all the goodies? And what would you advise to serve this granola with? Reply

    • Laura

      Hi There Olivia!
      I have some cashew-based yogurt beneath the granola and fruit in the bowl. It’s from a brand name called Forager Task. The vanilla one is respectable! I like the granola by the handful by itself (ha!), however with whatever yogurt or milk that you like is likewise remarkable. I take pleasure in blending it with other cereals if I’m consuming it with milk.
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  • Marie

    This looks fantastic! I do not have any sunflower seeds on hand and was questioning if I might sub them for pecans sliced up carefully in the food mill. Your dishes are constantly remarkable btw! Reply

    • Laura

      Hi There Marie!
      Thanks a lot for this. I believe sliced up pecans in location of the sunflower seeds would be remarkable in fact. Kinda dream I had actually done that!:-RRB-
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  • Renée

    I’m a big fan of granolas and these appearance remarkable. I am questioning where you get those wonderful coconut flakes trigger I never ever saw numerous big unbroken flakes in a bundle! I live near to Ottawa and hope I can source a few of these appeals. Thanks. Reply

    • Laura

      Hi There Renée!
      I in fact purchase these at my regional HomeSense shop in their little kitchen area. The brand name is called Everland. They appear to constantly have big flake coconut and the little boxes of coconut cream that I like for making desserts and such. So yeah, I go there to stockpile a few of my coconut items basically haha.
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      • Katie

        Has any person attempted this with basic shredded coconut? I have a heap on hand however am not exactly sure how it would all hold together. This looks AmAzInG and is remarkably qualified for the removal diet plan I’m doing (no gluten OR oats, to name a few things! missin that granola!). Simply can’t encourage myself to go purchase MORE coconut when I currently am so equipped on the incorrect kind:/ thanks!

  • Cassie Fall Tran

    These look freaking PERFECT! Chocolate clusters that are nutty and a little salty … those treats are my dream, whatever I desire and more. I am constantly sort of concerned about developing these kinds of dishes even if I understand for a truth that the batch will be entered less than 24 hr! LOL! However in all severity, I love your imagination. Love the pictures a lot! Reply

    • Laura

      Thank you for this remark, Cassie! I consumed a fair bit of this batch while I was photographing it for this post, so I completely comprehend your problem;-RRB-
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  • Jen @

    This looks so excellent! And I need to state I just recently purchased a container of Seed & Mill Tahini on sale on an impulse, and it is by far the most magnificent tahini ever! It is rather expensive though, however I will certainly be purchasing once again and utilizing it where it actually counts, like sprinkled on oatmeal (yum!) Or in this scrumptious looking dish! Likewise, I like that bowl, the shape is completely imperfect! Reply

    • Laura

      Yes it actually is a next level tahini! I typically likewise like utilizing tahini from the middle eastern area of the global aisle of the supermarket too. It’s constantly completely runny, not too bitter, and is certainly a fantastic rate. Perfect for dishes that require a big volume and have a great deal of other flavours going on;-RRB-
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  • Rachel

    I made this dish over the weekend and it fasted and simple! It’s a good hit of chocolate and sweet taste in the afternoon without the refined sugar.

    It is a little sweeter than I choose for granola so I believe I will call down the maple syrup a bit in the future and include more coconut oil or another liquid active ingredient to offset the volume modification. However I actually like that it’s grain complimentary as oatmeal and grains are currently a huge part of my diet plan:-RRB- Reply

  • Maria João Fragoso

    I made this and it came out actually actually excellent:-RRB- my preferred homemade chocolate granola up until now. Thank you Reply

  • Sue

    Laura, this smells exceptionally fantastic. I can’t await it to tighten. Thanks for sharing your imagination with us. Reply

  • Lucille

    5 stars
    Beautiful dish! I’m preparing to make a larger batch for Christmas gifting this year. Begun making this as a half-sized batch as we have shakes for breakfast on weekdays so would not have the ability to consume in a week however rapidly advanced to complete size batches and freezing 1/2. Great for eating in restaurants of hand, as a garnish or topping for oatmeal, ice cream or yogurt. I have actually utilized shredded coconut (when out of flakes) and included the odd little bit of pumpkin seed and/or sesame when short on sunflower seeds all with scrumptious outcomes. Reply

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