Who said you can’t have chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast?  This granola is definitely a winner in my books!

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I love granola.  I think I’ve either started off every granola post with those three words, or I have them somewhere in the text.  Because, it’s yummy.  And a great breakfast for me (and Grant, when I let him have some!).  Anyway, this is a granola that I’ve been playing with for a while, and I finally decided to post the recipe.  Because I want to share this awesome chocolate peanut butter granola recipe with you … so you can share the awesomeness!

Most of the granola recipes that I make (when I’m not just throwing things from open jars and bags in the pantry together and calling it granola … ) generally start off with a nut butter (usually peanut butter) and a sweetener (either honey or maple syrup).  So I thought, why not putting some cocoa powder in the mix as well?  And maybe use some coconut oil to make it taste more coconut-y … is that a word?  

This granola still packs a punch for taste and flavor, and it’s still crunchy, with chunks of fruit, nuts and seeds in each mouthful.  And as always, you can substitute for whatever you have in the cupboard.  Just make sure you keep the ratio of fats (nut butter and coconut oil) and sweetener about these levels.  And let me know how you go!

 

Chocolate peanut butter granola
Yields 20
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
267 calories
18 g
0 g
22 g
5 g
7 g
54 g
46 g
12 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
54g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267
Calories from Fat 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
33%
Saturated Fat 7g
37%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 46mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
4%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup peanut butter (125g)
  2. 1/2 cup coconut oil (110g)
  3. 2/3 cup honey (170g)
  4. 1/4 cup cocoa powder (30g)
  5. 1 tbs vanilla extract
  6. 1 tbs cinnamon
  7. 1/2 cup flax seeds
  8. 3 cups walnuts
  9. 1 cup cranberries
  10. 1 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the peanut butter, coconut oil, honey and cocoa until well combined.
  3. Add in the vanilla and cinnamon and mix well.
  4. Add in the seeds, nuts, cranberries and coconut and combine. The mixture will be quite stiff, but ensure all are mixed together.
  5. Spread into a shallow layer on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before transferring to a storage container.
  7. Keep in a cool area in a sealed container for up to 7 days.
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calories
267
fat
22g
protein
5g
carbs
18g
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