Chocolate Granola

most new creations come from my mood…I know – Kristin in the¬†chocolate mood, what else is new?! but I also happened to be in the mood for granola! so I ran with the combo craving, using a very similar ingredient base as the Cinnamon Granola & it turned out perfect!¬†

Chocolate Granola

wet ingredients:

1/2 cup apple sauce

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tbs coconut oil (melted, room temp)

dry ingredients:

3 cups oats

3 tbs cocoa powder

1/4 cup ground flax seed

3 tbs chia seeds

3 tbs hemp hearts

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup nuts and/or seeds of your choice (pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, slices almonds, pecans etc)

pinch of sea salt

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients and mix.
  3. Pour all of the mixture on a pan lined with parchment paper and press flat with the back of the spoon.
  4. Bake at 300 for 40 min. Pulling the pan out to flip and gently mix the granola every 10 min.
  5. Remove from oven, allow to cool completely before touching it!
  6. Store in an airtight container. I like to store mine in the fridge – Keeps its extra crunchy (because of the coconut oil!)