Chocolate Granola
 
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher or sea salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned whole rolled oats,
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (your choice of white, dark or semisweet)
  • Optional: ground cinnamon, coconut, almonds, dried cherries, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Lay a silicone mat or parchment paper onto a rimmed cookie sheet.
  3. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil. Add cocoa powder, brown sugar, honey and salt. Whisk together.
  4. Pour oats into a great big bowl. Add optional ingredients like coconut or nuts also at this time. Add the cocoa mixture and mix with a spatula until the oats are are completely coated with the cocoa mixture.
  5. Spread this onto a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes - stir every 10 minutes.
  6. For melty chocolate, remove from the oven and add the chocolate chips immediately. For whole, chunky chocolate chips let the granola cool in the oven about 30 minutes and then add the chips.
Notes
Substitutes you can make:
canola or olive oil for the coconut oil, maple syrup or agave for the honey

Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
Recipe by Whisk Together at http://www.whisktogether.com/2015/06/06/chocolategranola/