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This is one of those things you always buy from the grocery store but never think about what it takes to make. It’s stupid easy and pretty cheap to make a whole truck load. You can use any type of oil you have in your cabinet but I prefer coconut because the flavor with the chocolate is amazing. You’re also not limited to honey for sweeteners, you can also use maple syrup, agave nectar, or date syrup. The list probably goes on but that’s just what I can think of and have in my pantry. Oh yea, you most likely already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. The moral of the story is just make this yourself and keep it in a air tight container for a few weeks.
3 cups rolled oat + 1/2 cup sweetener + 1/2 cup fat = GRANOLA!
With this formula you can make any type of granola you want just add whatever dried fruit, nuts, or anything you want.
What type of oats should I use?
I’d stick with rolled oats aka old fashioned oats. Instant or quick oats should be avoided because they have no texture and wont be a pleasant eating experience. Then on the other end of the spectrum there’s steel cut oats which would would make terrible granola because they’re very hard. I’d compare steel cut oats to uncooked rice, just imagine eating uncooked rice. Not fun. Stick with the rolled oats.
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raw almonds, chopped
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- Pre heat oven to 300 degrees
- In a large bowl mix the rolled oats, almonds, coconut oil, and honey
- Pour the contents of the bowl on to a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet
- Bake for 15 minutes then mix the granola around exposing untoasted ingredients
- Bake for 20 more minutes, let cool
- Mix in chocolate chips. Add in optional toasted coconut flakes or raisins.
- Store in a air tight container