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Chocolate Granola

 chocolate granola

This snack is sweet, filling, and nutritious. What more could you want?

Inspired by a recipe I found on Oh, She Glows, this granola uses soy-free chocolate chips and Sunbutter, instead of peanut butter.

I made it for a client who's nursing and is soy-, peanut-, and dairy-free. She has sweet cravings in the afternoon, but requires snacks that are nutrient dense.

This granola fits the bill.

Note: Substitute pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for the nuts if allergic.


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2 1/4 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup pecans (or whatever nuts you prefer) 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp SunButter (made from sunflower seeds, similar taste to peanut butter) 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup + 2 tbs brown rice syrup 3 tbsp coconut oil 1 1/4 cups soy-free chocolate chips


In large bowl, mix together oats, nuts, salt. On stove, stir together syrup, oil, SunButter, and vanilla. Add wet to dry and stir until oats are well-coated. Spread on baking sheet and bake at 325 F for about 20 minutes, turning half way through. Upon removing from oven, add chocolate chips and stir through. Allow to cool on baking sheet before transferring to jar. Makes 6 cups.