This may be the best granola I’ve ever eaten. I made it on a whim today, not expecting much, but was truly impressed. Run home and make this right now. I implore you. I’m not kidding, get going!
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup pecans (chopped)
1/4 cup flax seeds (optional)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup agave nectar (or honey)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
1 scant teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine rolled oats, pecans, flax seeds, cocoa powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a small sauce pot, on low heat melt coconut oil. Your kitchen will start to smell like a dream. I apologize, I’m under a coconut oil spell at the moment.
Once melted, whisk in the agave nectar and pour over the dry ingredients.
Work the dressing until all the dry ingredients are well-coated.
Evenly spread the granola onto a parchment covered baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring at the 10 minute mark.
Do not over cook or this will happen.
I got a little carried away with that first batch and burnt it to a crisp! Super fail.
Baking granola smells like Heaven on Earth as it fills your home with the comforting scents of cocoa, spice, and coconut. It will break your heart.
Once the granola has baked, allow it to cool completely. Then, add in the dried cherries and coconut flakes.
Add a splash of milk and weep tears of joy. Breakfast is finally served!
Here’s best part, the milk turns chocolatey brown.
It’s official. I’m obsessed. This granola should be illegal.
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