Recipes: Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfasts

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Chocolate Granola

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots cut into fours
  • 2 3.5 oz. bars Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with pure cocoa nibs cut into small pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325º F.
  2. In a small saucepan heat the oil, honey and maple syrup. Add the ground cinnamon.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. In a large bowl mix the pecans, almonds, pepitas, coconut and oats.
  5. Drizzle the heated oil mixture over the oat mixture and mix with a large spoon.
  6. Make sure to coat the oat mixture well.
  7. Put the mixture into 2 separate baking sheets and spread it in a single layer.
  8. Bake for 20- 25 minutes mixing with a spatula every 5 minutes to bake evenly.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Put in a large bowl and add the dried fruit and chocolate pieces.
  10. You can store it for up to 3 weeks.

Servings: 6 1/2 cups

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