I received this recipe from my wonderful friend Terri. She is a jack of all trades...a breast cancer survivor, marathon runner, outdoor enthusiast, Boy Scout mom, wife, and mother to a middle schooler and a soon to be high schooler. She and her husband Roy are amazing cooks and bakers! I am constantly blessed by the results of their many hours of toiling in the kitchen. No complaining here! I am trying to talk her husband into having a weekly post on the blog called "Farmer Roy Bakes"...his Irish cheddar and bacon bread is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
Nine years ago, I had her older son in my kindergarten class and now I am fortunate enough to work with her everyday. The funny thing about it is that we both wanted to be lawyers when we were in college. I always thought that if we had followed that plan and became lawyers we could have taken over the world (in a good way)...defending the innocent and all that!
As life would have it, I decided to go into education and teach kindergarten. Funny how life turns out sometimes! Anyhow, I just wanted to thank my dear friend Terri for sharing this delicious recipe for chocolate granola. I hope you enjoy this tasty treat as much as we do!
6 cups rolled oats
2 cup sliced almonds
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup wheat germ or flax meal
1 cup flake coconut, optional
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoon cocoa
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, wheat germ or flax meal, coconut and salt in a bowl.
Separately mix syrup, cocoa and oil. Mix into dry ingredients.
Spread into a cookie sheet and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes. When granola is completely cooled, place in an airtight container. Enjoy!