Chocolate for breakfast (granola)

Chocolate for breakfast (granola)

Chocolate Coconut Granola

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Ingredients

 3 cups rolled oats
1 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 cocoa powder unsweet
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 cup flaked/shredded UNsweet coconut
tbsp cinnamon
tsp sea salt
tsp vanilla
1/3 cup coconut sugar (or other)
2/3 cup coconut oil melted
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
    In a large bowl combine ingredients.

  2.  Press granola into the bottom of oiled baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Stir and bake another 10 minutes. Cool completely in the pan without stirring. Granola will crisp up and clump as it cools. Store in an airtight container.
     

A few things to remember when making granola.
Don't get stuck following the recipe exactly as is! Make it your own.
Add chocolate chunks after it cools if you want more chocolate!
If adding dried fruit to your granolas don't add them right away - it will burn. Some nuts will burn also. You may want to add halfway through baking or at the end. 
More honey usually makes for chunkier granola- and if you want bigger chunks don't stir while baking, let it cool first then break it up.

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