Almond Joy Granola

Chocolate, coconut, and almonds.  An addictive combination.

I make this granola when I want to package some up to give to friends.  It will make enough to have an extra jar for my kitchen shelf.

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Almond Joy Granola
  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil 
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate - optional
Directions

- Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.

 - In a large bowl, toss together oats, coconut, almonds; set aside. Heat honey, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Whisk until coconut oil melts and mixture is smooth.

- Remove chocolate mixture from the stove and pour over the oats mixture. Stir ingredients until everything is evenly coated with the chocolate mixture.

- Spread granola evenly on baking sheet and bake for 40- 50 minutes stirring mixture once halfway through the cooking time.

- Let cool completely before stirring in the chocolate chips if adding.

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You can store this up to three weeks in an airtight container… if it lasts that long.