I have been buying different types of granola for the past few years trying to find the healthiest yet tastiest version of granola but, then I found myself buying super healthy granola that tasted nasty. So then I bought the "not" so healthy version and I found myself buying the high sugar, high fat packages. They were the only tasty ones in the store... (yeah, right!)
Sooooo I thought, why not make your own?? It's easy to make, healthier than any store bought granola and soo good! Plus It kind of tastes like Almond Joy Chocolate! Just try not to eat the whole granola in one sitting, trust me you will be tempted !!
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (I used gluten-free oats)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (you can also use canola or olive oil)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp. sugar (I used organic cane)
- 1/4 Tbs of salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave (or honey if not vegan)
- 1/3 cup dairy-free dark chocolate (bar or chips) roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 340 degrees.
Mix the oats coconut flakes, sugar, salt, and almonds together in a large bowl. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, warm the coconut oil, peanut butter, and maple syrup and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Spread the mixture evenly onto one large or two small baking sheets ( make sure to spread out granola evenly) and bake for 20-25 minutes. **The coconut oil helps this granola crisp up nicely, but be sure to watch it carefully toward the end as it can burn quickly.
Once the granola is visibly browned, remove from the oven and pour pour half of the dark chocolate before it cools completely (the granola will still be warm so it melts and coats the granola.! DELICIOUS.!! Once it's completely cooled, add the rest of the dark chocolate and enjoy. **Store in a container that has an air-tight seal and it should keep for 2-3 weeks**
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