Chocolate Chia Granola

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It’s sweet. It’s crunchy. It’s a great topping on so many breakfast foods. IT’S GRANOLA!

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Let’s be honest here, is there a limit to how much granola one can eat? I think not. It’s way to addictive.

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Since granola can be quite high in sugar – especially the store-bought varieties – I love to make my own and not only control the amount of sugar but the type.

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Chocolate Chia Granola

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups oat
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey

Directions:

  1. In a bowl combine the oats, chia seeds, cacao powder and salt. Mix to incorporate.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil and honey. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly for 1-2 minutes until all the oats are well coated.
  4. Bake at 350F degrees on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 15 minutes. Mix the granola and bake for another 5 minutes.
  5. Cool granola completely (it gets more clustery that way) and store in air tight jars. You may store the granola in a mason jar for up to 1 month. Enjoy on yogurt, smoothie bowls or simply with milk.

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happy cooking,

Sarah

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