Nutty Chocolate Granola
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Serves: 5 cups
  • 2½ cups old-fashioned (large flake) oats
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 cup nuts of your choice, plain or roasted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup (or additional honey)
  • ⅔ cup regular or crunchy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup dried fruit of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flax, nuts, and cinnamon.
  3. In a small bowl, combine honey, maple syrup and peanut butter and microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir together until very smooth and liquidy (add more honey if needed to make it smooth.) Pour melted peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and stir well till all oats are coated. Stir in half of the chocolate chips. Spread onto prepared baking sheet and press the oats down.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Stir well with a spatula after 15 minutes, then bake another 10-15 minutes. After removing from oven, immediately mix in the dried fruit and remaining chocolate chips. The warm granola will melt the chocolate and help bind the granola. Let cool the rest of the way without stirring to keep chunks intact.
  5. Once cool, transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Great on it's own or as a topping for yogurt!
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at