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Chocolate Cinnamon Granola

Classic cinnamon granola is given a chocolatey makeover with the addition of cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips. You'll be shocked at how great the cinnamon and chocolate pairs together!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats not instant!
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sea salt for finishing (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Add chocolate chips, nuts and oats to a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, add the cocoa powder, oil, salt, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and whisk together. Pour mixture into bowl with oats and nuts. Stir together until well-mixed.
  • Pour granola onto large baking sheet and spread evenly into one layer and pat down to compact the mixture. Bake 12 minutes and remove. Stir mixture, pat down to compact it again, and return to oven for another 12-15 minutes, until the mixture is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven to cool. Add a little sea salt to finish off the granola. Once cool, break apart the granola into chunks.