White bowl with chocolate paleo granola and milk being poured over the top

Chocolate Paleo Granola (grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

The food I begged for as a child and never got? Chocolate cereal! This grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free Chocolate Paleo Granola fits the bill.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Dehydrating Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 394 kcal
Author Lindsey Dietz


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients


Dry Ingredients

  1. Soak and dehydrate all nuts and seeds if you haven't already.

  2. Pulse whole walnuts in food processor until about the size of gravel, then measure out 2 cups.
  3. Then repeat with almonds and pecans.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Set aside.

Wet Ingredients

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, coconut, and cacao powder, whisking constantly.
  2. When the mixture comes together and is smooth, add vanilla and salt.
  3. Then remove from heat and pour into combined dry ingredients.
  4. Stir well so chocolate sauce coats dry ingredients.
  5. Lay parchment paper onto dehydrator trays and spread the granola mixture out evenly on the trays.
  6. Dehydrate for 10 to 12 hours at 110 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. When the mixture is cool, transfer back to a large mixing bowl and use a wooden spoon to break up any large chunks.
  8. If desired, fold in a half cup of chopped, allergy-free chocolate chunks — again, chop first, then measure.
  9. Finally, store in a cool location in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Paleo Granola (grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.