Making your own granola isn't as difficult as it sounds. This recipe is a healthier, more cost-effective alternative to store bought granola.
If you're like most people, you think of granola as a healthy snack (I know I'm guilty!). However, granolas found on store shelves often contain unnecessary added sugars and fats. By making your own at home, you control the ingredients!
That's why we love this Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola recipe from Sonali, who blogs at The Foodie Physician. Inspired by a favorite candy bar, her recipe is a cleaner interpretation of a favorite treat. It's filled with nutritious ingredients like our organic oats, almonds, coconut flakes, and pumpkin seeds, then lightly sweetened with maple syrup.
Chocolate Almond Granola
- 2 C rolled oats
- ½ C shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- ½ C sliced almonds
- ¼ C pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 2 ½ T coconut oil, melted
- 3 T cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 2 T almond butter
- ¼ C maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ C cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
Get the full instructions on Sonali's blog, and be sure to check out her other delicious creations!