Salted Dark Chocolate Granola
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Ingredients
  • 5 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips
  • Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, or a chunky sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine nuts, oats, coconut, and cocoa powder. In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, sugar, vanilla, oil, and salt. Whisk until smooth. Pour liquid mixture over oats and stir well, making sure oat mixture is evenly coated.
  3. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Using a spatula, press the granola into the pan. Make sure the granola is pressed tightly and evenly onto the baking sheet. Check the corners to make sure the layer of granola is not too thin.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 40 minutes, or until it is golden. This can be tricky to see with all the cocoa powder coating, so check carefully or pull out a small spoonful to check. Rotate the pan halfway through baking time, but do not stir.
  5. When done, remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Return to oven for 2 to 5 minutes to soften the chocolate chips, but don’t completely melt them. Remove from oven and sprinkle with flakes of sea salt, which should stick to the warm chocolate.
  6. Let it cool on a wire rack, undisturbed, for a couple of hours. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Some the Wiser at http://somethewiser.danoah.com/2017/04/salted-dark-chocolate-granola.html