Friday, March 26, 2010

cocoa granola

Cocoa Chocolate Granola
makes approx. 5 cups
3 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
pinch of salt
6 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
Preheat oven to 300˚F.
In a large bowl combine the oats, cocoa, almonds, hazelnuts, coconut, sugar and salt. Stir well to blend.
In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine the honey and oil, whisking occasionally, until the honey is a pourable consistency. Pour over the oat mixture, and stir well to combine.
Spread the mixture evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Half way through the baking time, give the mixture a good stir to help it cook evenly. When it's ready remove from the oven and let cool, stirring occasionally to prevent it from cooling into a solid sheet, let cool completely.
When cool, add the chocolate and dried cherries, stir to combine. Store in an airtight container.

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