Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

February 2015 Recipe ReDux Theme

Favorite Chocolate Matches
Does your chocolate need a friend? This month’s posting will be after Valentine’s Day, so you may have a bit of extra chocolate around. What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut butter or something more exotic like cayenne + chocolate. Show us your favorite healthy chocolate combo recipe.

I think we all can agree that chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven.

When I got to thinking about this months challenge and the endless amount of things I can do with peanut butter and chocolate my mind went crazy. In fact, you will see another recipe coming next week with this delicious combination. I had so many ideas come to me I simply couldn’t stop at just one. First let’s talk about this beautiful pairing of dark chocolate and peanut butter transformed into granola.

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I realize I just posted another granola recipe not to long ago but I seriously can’t get enough lately. I have been eating it by the handfuls for a morning or afternoon snack and piling it on top of yogurt bowls for breakfast. I can’t be stopped. This is one of the simplest granola recipes I’ve made using ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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This dark chocolate peanut butter granola is kind of like eating dessert for breakfast. It’s full of fiber and protein making it the perfect fuel to get your day off to a good start. The chocolate chips are added as soon as the granola comes out of the oven allowing them to melt and creating clusters of peanut butter and chocolate goodness. I love this healthy twist on my favorite chocolate combination.

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Serve it over yogurt topped with fresh fruit or enjoy it as a morning or afternoon snack.

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
 
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Recipe yields approximately 5 cups of granola
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup natural creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Directions
  1. Preheat oven 325
  2. In a large bowl mix oats, almonds, cinnamon and sea salt
  3. Warm peanut butter, oil and syrup in a small saucepan till melted and smooth
  4. Pour over oats and stir till well combined
  5. Spread mixture evenly on a large baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Watch closely towards the end to keep from browning
  6. Remove granola from oven and add in the chocolate chips. Stir, allowing some of the chocolate to melt.
  7. Cool at room temperature. Mixture will keep for up to two weeks if left at room temperature and longer if stored in the refrigerator (few months)

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By | 2018-06-01T09:37:55+00:00 February 21st, 2015|Breakfast, Dairy & Soy Free Breakfast, Recipe ReDux|14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 21, 2015 at 8:42 am

    As I’m sitting here, munching on granola 😉 This one looks heavenly!

  2. admin February 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    It is:)

  3. Elizabeth February 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This is on my list for April. 🙂

  4. Karli February 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    oh my! i haven’t thought to try peanut butter in granola! this sounds so good. thanks for sharing!!

  5. admin February 22, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Your welcome

  6. admin February 22, 2015 at 9:06 am

    You won’t be disappointed:)

  7. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Granola loving! Which you know I LOVE!

  8. admin February 23, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Yes I do. I still need to try your peanut butter puff granola

  9. Arman @ thebigmansworld February 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I am obsessed with dark chocolate peanut butter granola, but even moreso with pretzels crushed through! Yum!

  10. admin February 24, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Oh I bet that’s good too

  11. Sarah Grace February 25, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Um, this looks DELICIOUS. I love making homemade granola. And chocolate plus peanut butter..never a bad choice for anything!

  12. admin February 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks. No you really can’t go wrong with Chocolate and peanut butter

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