Chocolate & Maca Granola By Very Berry Lottie

If you love 'treat cereals' but don't want to start the day with a tummy full of grains and refined sugars that could upset your energy levels (or tummy) later on, then don't worry - this fantastic chocolaty cereal contains no gluten or added sugar, but instead is packed with protein to keep you going and a dose of Organic Burst Maca to give you energy for the day. Our lovely friend Lottie from Finland (whose blog Very Berry Lottie you should definitely check out) came up with this fantastic recipe for us! 

Lottie, over to you: 

Who doesn't like store-bought chocolate muesli? You know, crunchy breakfast cereal with big chocolate bits - yum! But this means it’s probably filled with lots of refined sugar. So I created some just as crunchy, just as delicious, but 100% healthy cacao and maca granola just for you chocolate lovers! The maca adds a nutty taste to it and gives you a perfect kick start for the day!


  • 1 1/2 cups raw buckinis (activated buckwheat)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa pops 
  • 1/2 cup almonds and pecans 
  • 5 soft dates, pitted (or try dried apricots or tart cherries for less fructose) 
  • 1 tbsp Organic Burst Maca 
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional) 
  • 1 tbsp water 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees celsius. 
  2. Chop the almonds and pecans and put them in a bowl along with the buckinis, quinoa pops and cacao nibs. 
  3. In another bowl blend the dates, water, hot coconut oil and the cacao and maca powders until smooth.
  4. Mix the grains and nuts together with the date paste until you have a chunky 'dough'.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Stir every five minutes to prevent the granola from burning!
  6. Place the granola in an airtight container when it's cooled down and enjoy on top of your smoothies, oatmeal, muesli or even your ice cream! 

By Very Berry Lottie

Lottie is originally from Finland and now lives in Germany. She’s an aspiring graphic designer who shares her love for healthy and pretty food over Instagram. Lottie loves wandering around in the Finnish forests picking berries or ice swimming, her passion for the environment has led her to promote the vegan diet, using her blog to show how easy and delicious an environmentally friendly lifestyle can be! 

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