paleo chocolate granola

Take your next meeting to the foot path! | Paleo Chocolate Granola Recipe.

Before you scroll down to the Paleo Chocolate Granola Recipe we want to chat all things office jobs. Don’t go, we promise it’s worth the read! Like many other people we both have desk jobs…9-5 sitting in front of a computer for most of the day. Plus, we blog…and what do you need to blog? A computer of some sort. Now don’t get us wrong, we are very aware of work health safety and try to get up, get moving and stretch every half an hour or so (going to the loo is almost this often with the amount of water we drink!) but it’s long meetings that make us restless. The chairs are un-comfy and the sun is always calling.

Our merrymaker meetings used to be the same (except the content was a little more exciting and there was no business attire necessary!)…but this is about to change.

Merrymaker meetings will now be conducted as morning power walks. It seems our brains go to work while we sleep and when we wake up all of these ideas (dreams) are running around up there. Normally we would forget them during our morning gym workouts, so instead, we are going to get up and get chatting straight away. This will make sure they come flooding out…plus it means we are ticking off two things at once (you gotta love incidental exercise…this is multi-tasking at its best!)

This morning was our first walking merrymaker meeting and we came up with some great ideas…must have been the outside environment (caused us to think outside the box…or the room if you like!)

Not only that but our productivity levels seem to be a little higher too (to-dos are being ticked) Winning!

So next time you schedule a meeting, why not label the location as: footpath or outside. It may cause a few questions or an eyebrow raise here and there but try it out and let us know how you go!

Don’t forget your runners and an iPhone to record all those creative conversations!

Snacks for meetings are always important,  this Paleo Chocolate Granola can be taken anywhere…just like a trail mix!

Always merrymaking,

e + c

paleo chocolate granola.
Serves 8
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
stuff you need
  1. 1 cup sunflower kernels
  2. 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  3. 1 cup shredded coconut
  4. 1/2 cup almonds
  5. 1/3 cup of chia seeds
  6. 3 tbs. raw cacao powder
  7. 2 tbs. cinnamon
  8. 2 tbs. coconut oil
  9. 1 tbs. honey
now what
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  3. Spread out the mix on the lined baking trays.
  4. Place into the oven for around 5 minutes.
  5. Stir the mix and place back into the oven for a further 5-7 minutes.
  6. Let cool on the tray and store in an airtight container for the week.
Merrymaker tip
  1. Serve with coconut milk, yoghurt and fresh berries. YUM!
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Comments 11

  1. I’m trying to come up with a recipe to make granola but I don’t eat nuts or seeds…any suggestions or advice?!

  2. Hi Skylar! Ooo that is a tough one! You could use oats as well as quinoa (depending if you eat grains or not) and of course – LOTS of coconut: a mix of desiccated, shredded and chips to give you different textures. Hope that helps! e & c

  3. I finally made a grain free, nut free granola recipe and it’s awesome:
    2 brown plantains (I know you don’t have plantains, so to substitute just use 1 cup of melted coconut butter instead)
    ¼ cup raw honey
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    ¼ cup coconut butter
    teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons coconut flour
    ½ Cup unsweetened shredded coconut

    spread out in crumbles, as best as you can on parchment paper
    cook at 350 for 30 min (you want it to be pretty dried out) but not burnt. Keep checking on it and keep crumbling it up

    On a separate pan in the oven, toast up diced apple, unsweetened coconut flakes, and diced medjool dates for about 15 minutes and then mix in with the cookie crumble. Also add in chocolate chunks (I make my own chocolate out of coconut oil, cacao powder, and raw honey)

    Granola that hits the spot!

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