I need to write this post up fast, so let’s just get straight to business. I made granola.
Double chocolate granola.
It was spectacular – a little sweet, balanced with a little salty, and full of nutritious ingredients. Did I mention it was also double chocolate?
I recommend eating it often. Perhaps on Greek yogurt with fresh raspberries.
Or get even crazier and mix some pumpkin and peanut butter into that yogurt, then add the granola and raspberries.
Also good with hazelnut butter, maple syrup, and Greek yogurt. That may have been my dinner tonight at work. I’m okay with it.
Heck, just get a big spoon and eat it straight up. It’s that good.
Double Chocolate Granola
makes approx 6 cups
Ditch the store bought, sugary, higher fat granola and whip up a batch of this chocolately delight. A little bit sweet, and a little bit salty, with lots of nuts and seeds to keep it interesting, this granola makes a great snack as is, or mixed with some yogurt and fresh fruit for healthy and hearty breakfast.
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped (or other nut of choice)
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Add wet ingredients and mix well to combine.
4. Spread evenly in a large baking pan.
4. Bake for 30 – 45 min, stirring every 10 min or so. Watch your granola carefully, as it can go from perfect to burnt quickly. And burnt chocolate is not a good thing.
5. Cool, and store in an airtight container for up to a month, or more. But let’s be honest, it won’t last that long.
Notes: You can easily omit the quinoa flakes if you don’t have them and use all oats, or another flaked grain like kamut. And feel free to substitute other nuts and seeds as you see fit, just try and keep the total amount of dry ingredients the same.
Of course, I now have the granola making bug. So many flavour combinations to try! What would be your ultimate granola flavour combination?