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Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Granola

Indulge in the best holiday granola with this recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Granola. Not only does this homemade granola have rich chocolate flavor combined with refreshing peppermint, but it’s also made with olive oil and honey for a low sugar granola you can feel good about enjoying all month long!

If you are looking for more homemade granola recipes, check out some of my other favorites like my Maple Cinnamon Olive Oil Granola, Vanilla Cranberry Granola, or my Chocolate Olive Oil Honey Granola.

chocolate peppermint granola
chocolate peppermint granola

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Healthy & Indulgent: You will love this Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Granola because this tastes like an indulgent breakfast, but it’s incredibly healthy for you! This granola is made with olive oil which is one of the healthiest fats for you. In addition, I also use honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. Therefore, this is free of cane sugar so you’re not having a huge amount of sugar first thing in the morning.

Festive: I add peppermint extract into this chocolate granola for a light and refreshing minty flavor. If you enjoy this with milk (which is my favorite way to eat it!) then the milk will become slightly chocolatey and minty, and it reminds me of a peppermint hot chocolate! Thus, making this the best holiday granola!

Homemade Gift: This Chocolate Peppermint Granola makes the best holiday granola for gifting too! You guys voted on Instagram that I share gifting options for this recipe. So, I’m linking the jars that I used and ribbon so you can make this granola and give it as gifts this holiday season.

chocolate peppermint olive oil granola

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Ingredients for Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Granola

Food to Live Organic Unsweetened Wide Flake Coconut

Organic Rolled Oats

Food to Live Organic Unsweetened Fine Shredded Coconut

Food to Live Organic Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

Lafaza Organic Ground Vanilla Bean

Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Raw Honey

Food to Live Organic Coconut Sugar

Organic Maple Syrup

Organic Peppermint Extract

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Small Pot

Large Mixing Bowl

Spatula

chocolate peppermint granola

Gifting Supplies

17 oz. Glass Canisters

Holiday Ribbon

Holiday Cards

YumEarth Organic Mini Candy Canes

chocolate peppermint granola

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Granola

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a large bowl, add the oats, wide flake coconut, fine shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder, and vanilla bean. Mix together.

Step 3

In a small pot, add the olive oil, honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup. Put over medium heat and stir to combine completely. Continue to cook and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add the salt and peppermint extract into the olive oil mixture and stir to combine completely.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into the bowl with the oats and stir to combine completely. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly.

Step 5

Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and stir to rotate granola. Bake again for 20 minutes or until the oats look dark golden brown. Let cool completely on the baking sheet. (Make sure to check the Notes for high altitude instructions).

chocolate peppermint granola

FAQ's

How should I store homemade granola?

Homemade granola should be stored in an airtight container in the pantry. It will keep for up to 1 month.

What if I don't have peppermint extract?

If you don't have peppermint extract, then you can leave it out, but it won't be chocolate peppermint! You could replace it with almond extract for a chocolate almond granola or also just leave it plain chocolate.

Can I replace the olive oil with another oil?

Yes, if you want to use coconut oil or canola oil, both of those would work. The coconut oil will give this a sweeter flavor because of the coconut. The canola oil will be even more neutral than olive oil, but I believe olive oil is the healthiest and I love the flavor, which is why I use olive oil!

Can I make this vegan?

If you are vegan, and don't eat honey, you can replace the honey with agave to make this vegan.

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Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Granola

Mimi Council
Super crunchy chocolate granola with a hint of peppermint. This healthy granola has pumpkin seeds, coconut, and oats along with olive oil, honey, and maple syrup for a granola that seems more like a treat than breakfast!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 519 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the oats, wide flake coconut, fine shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder, and vanilla bean. Mix together.
  • In a small pot, add the olive oil, honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup. Put over medium heat and stir to combine completely. Continue to cook and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the salt and peppermint extract into the olive oil mixture and stir to combine completely.
  • Pour the mixture into the bowl with the oats and stir to combine completely. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and stir to rotate granola. Bake again for 20 minutes or until the oats look dark golden brown. Let cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and stir to rotate granola, bake again for 15 minutes or until the oats look dark golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 519kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 9gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 171mgPotassium: 351mgFiber: 8gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 3mg
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