Sunday, January 13, 2013

Choco Coco Granola

 Slightly adapted from budgetbytes

(Gluten, dairy and egg free and De!)


2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons coconut oil 
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons of honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons cocoa powder 
2 tablespoons water


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the rolled oats, almonds and unsweetened coconut. In a small sauce pan, stir together the coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, salt, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. 

Pour the chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until everything is evenly coated. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spread the chocolate oat mixture into a thin layer. Bake in preheated oven for  15 - 20 mins. It will be soft until it cools a bit. You can either break it up into larger pieces or (if you're like me), extra small.  

Store in an air-tight container at room temperature. 

I enjoy this granola in the morning for breakfast (or anytime really), with a nice tall glass of almond milk to accompany it. My kids LOVE it as an on-the-go snack. Either way, it is sure to be a hit! 
Enjoy - Alex

Photography by Everglow Photography

1 comment:

  1. I think I am craving all things granola, because I am going to make this too this week! Going to get groceries tomorrow and then I can do it. Thanks for all these healthy yummy recipes! :)