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Grainfree Chocolate Granola

Brought to you by Nicky Wood
from Wise Healthy Living

Serves 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins


200g walnuts

1 1/2 cups buckwheat groats

200g pumpkin seeds

3 tbsp chia seeds

3 tbsp cacao powder

1 cup toasted coconut flakes

3 tbsp date or maple syrup

2 tbsp olive oil



  1. Add all dry ingredients to a high powered blender and chop enough to break pumpkin seeds and walnuts into smaller pieces.
  2. If you are using a thermomix – blend on 6 for 4 seconds
  3. Add oil and syrup and blend through until all ingredients are combined into a thick mass.
  4. Line a flat oven tray with baking paper, makin an even thickness across the tray. Do not press hard into the tray, just enough to even it out.
  5. Place in a 200 degree celsius fan forced over for 10 minutes then drop the temp to 100 and bake for another 15-20 min. Turn oven off and leave in the heat of the oven for another 20 minutes.
  6. Take out and cool. then break up with a wooden spoon or hands, place in a jar in the fridge to keep fresh and crunchy.
  7. Serve with yoghurt, fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.


About the Author

Nicky Wood is a qualified and experienced Naturopath, Homeopath,
Clinical EFT Practitioner and speaker, with over 30 years of clinical

Graduated in 1995 on the Gold Coast, Nicky worked in lead facilitation
and Naturopathic roles for the then Camp Eden Health Retreat and
The Cape Retreat, whilst launching her Naturopathic clinic in
Paddington, QLD.

Following invitation to facilitate and operate the opening of the
Mandara Spa’s Magellan Sutera Hotel Spa in Malaysia and the Marriott
Aruba Ocean Club in the Caribbean, Nicky was then selected to lead
the development of global hotel chain, Hyatt International’s Spa
Standards. Nicky led on the opening teams of a number of Hyatt
flagship hotel openings in Japan and Brazil before returning to the
Gold Coast.

Currently Nicky runs a busy private boutique clinic from her Tweed
Heads home, and is a sought after speaker in a number of community
and corporate locations in Australia.

Nicky also offers Telehealth appointments to her international patients
and remote Australian clientele, and mentoring to Naturopathic
practitioners who are seeking solutions to providing five star service and
systems to their own patients.

Nicky can be contacted at for further
information or consultation.