Chocolate Cherry Granola
 
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A crunchy, healthy, vegan, chocolate flavored granola made with gluten free oats, almonds, dried cherries and coconut.
Serves: A little over 8 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups rolled oats (I used Trader Joe's Gluten Free)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cherries (I used a cherry blend mix)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a bowl, add rolled oats, shredded coconut, and slivered almonds; set aside.
  4. In a small sauce pan, set over low heat, add coconut oil, coconut sugar and maple syrup. Whisk constantly until sugar is melted and the sauce starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 5 minutes. Whisk in vanilla extract. Quickly pour chocolate mixture over oats and mix well. Take your time mixing, you wanted everything covered in your chocolate sauce.
  5. Pour granola onto prepared baking sheet and gently press the granola down. Bake in the oven for 38 minutes. Turn oven off and leave door to oven slightly opened for about 30 minutes more.
  6. Once granola is cooled, mix in dried cherries and if desired add a handful of chocolate chips.
Notes
Note: I used Trader Joe's already roasted coconut, so I added the coconut when the granola was done.

Calories per ½ cup: 217, Fat: 9, Sodium: 10, Potassium: 99, Carbs: 29, Fiber: 5, Sugar: 14, Protein: 5 .
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Serving size: 16 - ½ cup servings
Recipe by PB + P Design at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/02/13/chocolate-cherry-granola/