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Once again we have a great recipe from Healthier by the Minute’s Julie Vaden. Today she shares how to make your own Chocolate Granola!
3 cups Gluten Free oats (See note below for alternatives)
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
¼ cup coconut nectar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup Enjoy Life dairy and soy free chocolate chips
*NOTE: You can make this into a cereal for the kiddos by adding 1 cup puffed rice and 1 cup puffed millet and only use 1 cup oats.
*SUBSTITUTE for Coconut Nectar: If you don’t have coconut nectar, you can use raw local honey instead.
Step 1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Step 2. In one bowl, pour the oats with salt.
Step 3. In a smaller bowl, mix melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, coconut nectar and vanilla. Mix till smooth.
Step 4. Combine wet ingredients to the oats and mix well to coat.
Step 5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the oat mixture evenly.
Step 6. Place in oven and cook for 20 minutes, but turn every 10 minutes so that it is cooked evenly. Since oven temps vary, cooking time could be more or less. You want the chocolate to be dark in color but not black like burnt.
Step 7. Once out of the oven, combine with chocolate chips (they should melt and coat the granola).
Step 8. Let it cool for 10 minutes then add to mason jar or container of your choice.