GFCF Chocolate Granola

Contributed by Meredith Myers

GFCF Chocolate Granola, it needed to be done

So I asked myself one day, “Why don’t I make granola, ever?” I’ve never really tried, everyone boasts about it being easy and all that. So I went trolling around the internet reading, taking notes to develop my own granola with all the good stuff in it that I like with none of the craziness. So I made this concoction, and it was yummy and easy too! But then I thought…CHOCOLATE. This mix definitely needed chocolate to be complete, hey nobody said this was gonna be a health nut granola with sticks and twigs. So then I thought well instead of whole chips, I’ll stir in chips while it’s cooling and make it all melt-y and chocolate-y..yessss. So thus here it is, feel free to enjoy however you like: by itself, on yogurt, in milk, whatevah.       Xoxo, Bird

Chocolate Granola by Meredith Myers

 

Bird’s GFCF Chocolate Granola

1 ½ cups Old Fashioned/Rolled Oats GF (I used Bob’s Red Mill)

½ cup sliced almonds

½ cup mixed nuts

3 Tb brown sugar

¼ cup Maple syrup

2 Tb oil

½ tsp salt (optional)

1/3 cup raisins 

¼ cup other dried fruits (I used cherries & apricots, but go all raisin if you like)

½ cup GFCF chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

In large bowl combine oats, nuts, and fruit

In medium bowl combine syrup, sugar, oil, & salt then pour over oat/nut mixture and stir until well combined

Pour onto a lightly greased 9×13 cookie sheet and spread thin so everything is baked evenly.

Bake for 1 hr stirring ever 20 minutes.

Turn heat up to 350 for 15 min more.

Pull out of oven and let cool for a few minutes then pour into a bowl while still quite warm and stir in chocolate chips to melt evenly all over granola. 

Try not to burn your mouth while shoveling the granola in it while it’s too warm.

~ Bird

Meredith Myers
Meredith is a devoted mom to 2 beautiful beings: an angel girl and boy, both on the autism spectrum. She is also a wife to her wise soul and friend, an artist, a musician, a gamer, a foodie, a spiritual light bearer, and a positive experience facilitator. Meredith (aka Bird) says her children are her true inspiration and ultimate life lesson. She trusts in God to guide her daily in all her endeavors. She is known as Bird and there is not another like her!
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Meredith Myers
Meredith is a devoted mom to 2 beautiful beings: an angel girl and boy, both on the autism spectrum. She is also a wife to her wise soul and friend, an artist, a musician, a gamer, a foodie, a spiritual light bearer, and a positive experience facilitator. Meredith (aka Bird) says her children are her true inspiration and ultimate life lesson. She trusts in God to guide her daily in all her endeavors. She is known as Bird and there is not another like her!
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5 Responses to GFCF Chocolate Granola

  1. I cleaned out my freezer the other day and discovered 5 bags of gf chocolate chips…well guess where I plan to use one bag! Thanks for this I LOVE a good home made granola and this is sure to be a hit…if the rest of my family gets a chance to try it before I hide it.

  2. This sounds like excellent granola! I’m going to pass this recipe onto my sister, she’s gluten intolerant. Thanks for the recipe!

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