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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chocolate Granola with Coconut and Cherries

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.

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