Can you believe this is my second chocolate recipe in a row?! This treat comes to you today as this month’s Secret Recipe Club pick. The Secret Recipe Club is the awesome blogging group I’m in, let me tell you all about it! Each month, a group of bloggers is assigned another blogger to try out one of their recipes. We can pick whatever we want too! On the same day, we all post about our recipes and get to see and try a ton of new things.
This month, I was paired with My Hobbie Lobbie, who is a wonderful blogger who bakes, cooks yummy food, and even does crafts. I don’t know how she has time to do everything! After going through a ton of her recipes, I found myself CRAVING her Nutty Chocolate Granola. I just had to have it. I changed it around to match what I already had in our pantry, and it was delish. I can’t wait to share with my friends from my new job! (YES, I got a new job!!! AHHHHH! I am so super excited, had to throw that in there)
Chocolate Chia Almond Granola
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
2 1/2 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1 cup Raw Slivered Almonds
1/2 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1/3 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, until completely combined.
2. Spread the mix onto a foil lined, cooking-spray coated baking sheet.
3. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring/flipping the granola every 15. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Adapted from: Nutty Chocolate Granola
This granola was a fabulous snack for after dinner, but it would be amazing as a topping to cereal, yogurt, ice cream, or berries and whipped cream! I could not believe how easy it was to make my own granola, I am excited to do it again and try new varieties too.
Click below to see all of the other recipes that were made this month in the SRC!