img 4336 - Super-Food GranolaThis year for Christmas, I decided to make some edible gifts for all the aunts and uncles in the family. I thought it would be fun to make something vaguely healthy but still festive.

So, after some thought, super-food granola floated to the top of the thought-pile. This recipe is very similar to my dark chocolate coconut granola, except with more add-ins. Enjoy on its own with milk or as a garnish on yogurt, oatmeal, or anything else that sounds good! I made a giant batch, but here’s a scaled-down version if you’re looking for something to get you through the week.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • cinnamon to taste
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 c  dark chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c dried cherries, blueberries, and/or strawberries (cranberries would work too)
  • 1/2 package Trader Joe’s roasted coconut chips
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Melt coconut oil, maple syrup, and honey in a microwave-safe bowl (~10-20 seconds). Whisk in cocoa powder and vanilla. Mix in 2 tbsp chocolate chips. Melt a few seconds in the microwave if needed.
  3. In another bowl, mix together oats, coconut, flax, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  4. Add chocolate mixture to oats. Stir to combine. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. Remove and stir. Put back in oven and back another 15 or 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes to prevent burning.
  5. Allow to cool before adding dried fruit, coconut chips, chia seeds, and the rest of the chocolate chips and pouring into a storage container.

Serves 8

Did you make any edible holiday gifts this year? 

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