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Home-made Chocolate Granola!

by Arielle J on June 14, 2012

Most of my clients are obsessed with granola…and with chocolate, so I decided to make a healthy, delicious, easy version combining the two faves!

Top onto yogurt, into milk as cereal (hemp milk is my fave), or into your trail mix for a sweet, added crunch!

View how to make it + lots of extra healthy tips in the video below!

Home-Made Chocolate Granola (w/Walnuts + Dates + Coconut!)

1 cups rolled oats
1/2 cups chopped dates (or any dried fruit)
1/2 cups chopped walnuts (or any nut or seed)
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1-2 tbs raw cocoa/cacao
1/4 cups maple syrup (or raw agave, coconut palm sugar, brown rice syrup, raw honey)
1/4 cup coconut oil (sesame oil or peanut oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat over to 350 degrees
2. Mix all dry ingredients and wet ingredients into the same bowl
3. Spread mixture onto cookie sheet (line w/parchment paper)
4. Cook for 15 total (check oven and stir every 5 min)
5. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving
* double the recipe + store in airtight container + use for weeks!
Voila! Enjoy!

Ways to eat it:
– top onto yogurt
– into milk as cereal (hemp milk is my fave)
– add into trail mix for a sweet, added crunch
– top onto ice cream (coconut milk based is my fave)
* to make it extra chocolaty, feel free to add some dark chocolate chips to it!

Reasons why to make it vs. buy it:
– YOU determine what fun ingredients you want in it
– YOU determine what oils and sweeteners YOU want use,
– it is SO easy to make
– it is SO much cheaperĀ (especially if you buy the rolled oats from the bulk aisle of your supermarket!)
– it’s fresh and hasn’t been sitting on the shelf for weeks (or even years – ugh!)
– and not to mention, it’s SO fun to make it yourself!!

be nutty. be sweet. be delicious!

be well,

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