I fell in love with making my own granola last year when I made this pumpkin granola. I know, I’m super late on the granola train. I don’t normally buy granola, even though I love it, but that’s exactly the problem! I eat way too much of it!
I love making my own granola because I can control how much oil and sugar go in. Plus, it tastes so much more amazing than pre-made granolas! This chocolate granola did not disappoint! It’s rich and lightly sweetened with maple syrup as opposed to regular sugar.
I made this granola recipe pretty simple. The only add-ins (besides oats, of course) are slivered almonds and shredded coconut. I looooove the chocolate and coconut combo! You can add lots of other things if desired. Chia seeds, other nuts, or even dried banana slices would also be delish!
I bake this granola for about 30 minutes at 300 degrees. If it still seems really “wet” at that point, you can bake for a bit longer, but I haven’t found that to be necessary. The granola will cool and clump together as it cools.
I love eating this chocolate granola with milk (it makes you milk chocolatey too!) or over ice cream and or yogurt.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310 Carbohydrates: 43g Protein: 8g