This is my favorite thing I've made lately.
Like...every time I eat it I want to just go "Mmmmm....SO GOOD!" and then I curse myself for not making homemade granola more often. Because then I could have eaten this deliciousness sooner.
Oats are the base of granola. Then some coconut oil and honey and dark chocolate peanut butter bind and sweeten the entire thing. And then...add whatever you choose. In this case I chose to add whole almonds and chopped hazelnuts and pecans and-my unexpected favorite-toasted coconut flakes. Oh my GAWD, those toasted coconut flakes after they were baked in the entire mixture turned out to be ridiculously irresistible. So friggin delicious. The entire thing was-just the most satisfying snack or breakfast or...heck...dessert!
You have GOT to try it!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Nutty Granola
Author: Kayle, "The Cooking Actress"
Adapted slightly from Sally's Baking Addiction's "Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Granola"
Makes 4-5 cups.Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (or canola oil, etc.)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate peanut butter (homemade or dark chocolate dreams)
- 1 tsp.vanilla extract
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup toasted coconut flakes (or shredded coconut)
- ½ cup-1 cup nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, or whatever you have--chopped or whole, depending on your preference and the type of nut)
- Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large, heatproof/microwaveable, bowl microwave the oil and honey on high for 30 seconds, or until fully melted and smooth.
- Stir the chocolate peanut butter and vanilla extract into the oil and honey until fully combined.
- Add the oats, coconut, and nuts to the bowl and toss/stir until everything is evenly moistened and coated.
- Spread the granola mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
- Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
I think I should make more.
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