Triple Chocolate Granola

Baking for people with food restrictions can be a little tricky, considering cross-contamination issues, but with the right preparation, it can be just as fun and fulfilling!

This is one of those recipes that can be easily made for those without food restrictions, or easily adapted for those who have to be careful of certain ingredients. This one is real simple to make, only requiring a few minutes of your precious time to combine ingredients.

To get those yummy chocolate clusters, you can toss in mini dairy-free chocolate chips while the granola is still quite warm. The decadence you get from the melty, gooey goodness of it is oh so good!

Triple Chocolate Granola

• 2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten-free oats, if necessary)
• 2 cups cocoa cereal, any crispy variety
• 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
• 6 tablespoons honey (can substitute maple syrup or agave nectar)
• 1/3 cup packed brown sugar (can substitute coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice)
• 2 tablespoons oil
• 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 2/3 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips (regular size or dark chocolate chunks also work)

Preheat your oven to 250ºF and lightly grease a large baking sheet or line it with a silicone baking mat. Combine the oats, cereal, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.  Set aside.

Place the honey, sugar, and oil in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Stir the vanilla and salt into the liquid ingredients.

Pour the combined liquid over the dry ingredients, and stir to evenly coat. Spread the granola out in your prepared pan.

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes or so.

To make clusters, remove the granola from the over and pour into a large bowl.  Gently stir in the chocolate chips while the granola is still warm. For a looser granola, let the granola cool completely before stirring in the chocolate chips.

The granola will get crispier as it cools. Break up clusters, if desired.

Enjoy! 🙂

Joanna Maligaya

Joanna Maligaya

Staff Writer/Content Developer at Chocolate University Online
Ever since she can remember, Joanna has always considered chocolate as the ultimate food for her soul. She believes in the saying, “9 out of 10 people love chocolate, and the 10th always lies.”
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