Monday, March 31, 2014
So when it came time for this month's secret recipe club assignment, I was perusing Erin's blog, our table for seven, and I came across her recipe for chocolate granola and I instantly knew what I wanted to make. This combines two of my favorite things; granola and chocolate. Yum! This is a girl after my own heart; Erin and her family sound about like me and my family, we both are addicted to granola...and chocolate.
Chocolate Chip Granola
3 Cups rolled oats
2 1/2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 Cup almonds, roughly chopped
1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 Cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Place oats, brown sugar, salt, and almonds in a bowl and toss to combine.
Place honey and vegetable oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds, until honey is thin. Stir and pour over the oat mixture. Stir the mixture to ensure all the ingredients are covered in the honey mixture. Spread on the prepared baking sheet and place in the preheated oven and bake until golden and the oats start to get crunchy, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit, untouched for about 5 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled slightly, using a spatula, gently move the granola around to ensure it hasn't stuck to the pan.
Allow the mixture to cool completely, gently transfer to a bowl and add the chocolate chips and toss gently to incorporate.
*This method allows some of the granola to form little chunks, which I love. If you prefer a granola without chunks then stir the mixture throughout the baking process.
Recipe source: slightly adapted from Our Table for Seven