Guilt-Free Chocolate Granola
What You'll Need
8 cups rolled oats
2 Tbsp sliced almonds (optional)
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
Dried fruit – unsweetened cherries, raisins
¼ - ½ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup freeze dried fruit – strawberries, mango, and/or banana (optional)
3 ripe bananas or 2 cups of mango
1 cup pitted dates
½ cup water
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp sea salt
How to Make It
1 Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (EXCEPT for the freeze dried fruit).
2 Blend the wet ingredients in a blender.
3 Add the blended wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
4 Mix well and spread on a cookie sheet.
5 Bake at 170 degrees F overnight (about 8 hours).
6 Turn oven off and leave pans in oven to completely dry and cool.
7 Break up any big chunks of granola.
8 Add the granola to a bowl and mix in the freeze dried fruit.
9 Store in an airtight container.
Trader Joe’s sells freeze dried fruit and dried cherries without any added sugar or oil.
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