Thursday, March 8, 2012


I remember as a child begging my Mom to depart from her usual purchase of plain cheerios for some kind of chocolate and sugar laden breakfast cereal and whenever she would very occasionally indulge us, watching the milk slowly turn into chocolate milk.

Now I have granola that does that....pretty much the best thing ever...totally healthy and good for you because it's granola but also chocolate.

Taken from: "Joy the Baker Cookbook"


4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl mix together the oats, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, cocoa powder and salt.

2) In a small sauce pan heat the remaining ingredients until bubbling. Add the honey mixture to the oats and toss until all the oats are well covered.

3) Using baking sheets covered in parchment paper, bake the granola for 20 minutes or until it's toasted and fragrant. Store in an air tight container.

1 comment:

  1. So I made this last week, and it's almost gone. Absolutely delicious! I keep a big jar of it on my counter for quick and easy breakfasts. So good! Thank you for sharing this!