Chocolate granola? I had to try this. Plus, I had to make something for my husband to snack on when he was on his way out to the woods. I love coconut, love cherries, and love granola, so this was a must make. I was really pleased with it. Plus, it'll make your milk chocolate!
Chocolate Granola with Coconut and Cherries
Adapted from Keep it Simple Foods
1 3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup agave nectar (or honey)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
1 scant teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine rolled oats and almonds. Heat coconut oil, then add cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, and honey. Add oats and almonds. Spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Toast for 20-30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
Once cool, add cherries. I lightly toasted the coconut by itself for 10 minutes before adding.