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!)

Cinnamon Granola

I love granola! I start to crave it this time of year, I often add it on top of a big smoothie bowl! Perfect when the sun starts shining and the temps warm up! I am a BIG fan of nut butter and always up for something sweet – Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola?! YUM!! But I was craving something light! That is where this recipe was born. Simple ingredients, one bowl and could be allergy (nut free) friendly if you omitted the pecans!

Cinnamon Granola

wet ingredients:

1/2 cup apple sauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tbs coconut oil (melted, room temp)

dry ingredients:

3 cups oats ( I used 1 cup steel cut, 2 cups quick)

1/4 cup ground flax seed

3 tbs chia seeds

3 tbs hemp hearts

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup nuts and/or seeds of your choice (I used pumpkin seeds & pecans)

pink 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!)
press mixture on pan before baking
baked & cooling

Enjoy!

From my home to yours,

Kristin