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Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate & Walnut Granola

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Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate and Walnut Granola is a delicious honey sweetened granola with bits of dark chocolate and walnuts for a perfect rich flavor combination.

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This seems more of a dessert then a breakfast option but I promise you it’s satisfying and delicious for breakfast. True that it also makes for a great treat. We like to have this with our homemade fermented yogurt or in milk in the mornings. 

What you will need:

1 cup of raw honey

4 cups of old fashioned oats

¼ coconut oil

1 tsp of cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

1 cup of dark chocolate chips or chopped up dark chocolate bar

Directions:

Heat the oven to 300 degrees. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, over low heat add the coconut oil and melt just to where it’s melted but not hot.

Pour in the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, and vanilla, then stir to coat all the oats in the oil. Pour the honey in and stir until its also coating all the oats evenly. *TIP- popping the honey in the microwave for 10-15 seconds warms it perfectly so it mixes much easier.

skillet with oats and a wooden spoon

Remove from heat and spread evenly over a nonstick or lined cookie sheet. Back for 20 minutes, then take it out of the oven and stir it up. Then pop it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. The oats should be evenly browned. Remove from oven. While they cool down.

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Do a rough chop on the chocolate. I like to add them to the granola when it’s just about room temp but not all the way. The chocolate melts a tad and coats the granola cause it to be a little more chocolatey.

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Be careful not to add it too soon or you’ll have a mess. Mix it all in. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container. I recommend a half gallon mason jar.

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Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate and Walnut Granola

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A rich granola sweetned with honey then mixed with dark chocolate and walnuts.

Ingredients

  • ¼ coconut oil
  • 4 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips or chopped up dark chocolate bar
  • 1 cup of raw honey
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 ¼  finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, over low heat add the coconut oil and melt just to where it's melted but not hot.
  3. Pour in the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, and vanilla, then stir to coat all the oats in the oil. Pour the honey in and stir until its also coating all the oats evenly. *TIP- popping the honey in the microwave for 10-15 seconds warms it perfectly so it mixes much easier.
  4. Remove from heat and spread evenly over a nonstick or lined cookie sheet.
  5. Back for 20 minutes, then take it out of the oven and stir it up.
  6. Then pop it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. The oats should be evenly browned.
  7. Remove from oven. While they cool down.
  8. Do a rough chop on the chocolate. I like to add them to the granola when it’s just about room temp but not all the way. The chocolate melts a tad and coats the granola cause it to be a little more chocolatey. Be careful not to add it too soon or you’ll have a mess.
  9. Mix it all in.
  10. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container. I recommend a half gallon mason jar.

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