Ultimate Chocolate Granola

Ultimate Chocolate Granola

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5 min 55 min 1 h 16
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Ingredients


1/2 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
3/4 cup Coconut flakes, unsweetened
2/3 cup Coconut oil (melted)
1/3 cup Maple syrup
3 cup Rolled oats, dry
1/4 tsp Salt
1 pinch Sea salt (to taste)
1 1/2 cup Semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup Slivered almonds
1/2 cup Turbinado sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure (optional)

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the oats, almonds, coconut, cocoa, salt, and ⅓ cup of the sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla together. Set aside. Pour the liquids over the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Spread the granola into two large jelly roll pans in an even layer.

Bake for 50 minutes total, stopping about halfway through to check the granola and shake or stir the pan if needed. After 50 minutes, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the granola, return to the oven for 5-10 minutes until chocolate chips are very soft. Sprinkle with the remaining turbinado sugar and coarse sea salt to taste. The added sugar and salt should stick the outside of the chocolate chips.

Let the granola stand for 1-2 hours. Gently scoop the granola into jars or an airtight container for storing. The advantage of doing this when the chocolate chips are still soft (at the 1-2 hour mark) is that it makes for great texture once it cools - the chocolate chips will melt their way into the clusters and harden within each individual granola cluster. Another option is to leave the granola out overnight or for several hours until the chocolate chips are fully cooled and hardened if you want to preserve the shape of the individual chocolate chip pieces in the granola.

Serving size is about 1/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 458  
Calories from fat 222  
Calories from saturated fat 123  
Total Fat 24.7  g
Saturated Fat 13.7  g
Trans Fat 0.0  g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9  g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.1  g
Cholesterol 0.7  mg
Sodium 54  mg
Potassium 244  mg
Total Carbohydrate 51  g
Dietary Fiber 6.9  g
Sugars 22.8  g
Protein 7.7  g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 1.5
Meat Alternative 0.2

Energy sources


Pygal 0% 380.328052583 90.7507247072 45% 453.306684577 153.20201304 48% 310.938024654 192.267307556 7% 364.373298176 92.4130267188 45% 48% 7% Alcohol Carbohydrates Fat Protein
Recipe from: Pinch of Yum
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