Cocoa Granola

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I really like granola.  I also really like chocolate- sometimes I eat it for breakfast (without letting my kids see, of course).  So, this recipe is the perfect combination.  It is a healthy chocolate granola- letting me eat chocolate for breakfast without the guilt.  I don't even have to sneak it!  It is really good plain, as a snack, or on top of yogurt. It isn't terribly sweet, don't worry!

Cocoa Granola

3 c. oats
1 c. puffed rice cereal
1 c. chopped nuts- I used almonds
1/2 c. ground flax seed
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/4 c. olive or coconut oil
3/4 c. honey
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt

Mix the oats, cocoa, cereal, flax and nuts together.  Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl and pour over the dry ingredients.  Pour into a cookie sheet and bake at 225 for a few hours (about 2)- stir every half hour- until crispy.  Cool & store. 

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Michelle said…
mmm love this variation of homemade granola! so glad i stopped by from Sweet Treats Thursday!

~Michelle @ href="">The G-Free Wifey
I bet this is amazing on top of Greek yoghurt! You're not alone - I often sneak a chocolate bar for breakfast! Really good recipe - definitely going to give it a try.
Queen Mom Jen said…
Super yummy and so easy. Thanks for sharing!
Miz Helen said…
Hi Karyn,
This is a great Granola that I would really enjoy. I love the selection of flavor in the recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen
Unknown said…
This looks delightful!! I bet it tastes even better :)