Dark Chocolate, Coconut & Olive Oil Granola

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If you love granola, you will really love granola when you make it at home. It is thaaat much better. Fresh and crispy right out of the oven, and you can personalize it to make it just the way you like it. I know I say this about many recipes, but granola actually is super-easy to make. You can save a lot of money by making your granola at home, and you can make it just the way you like it! Also, a great homemade gift idea…I made mine this morning using a variety of seeds, coconut, dark chocolate, extra virgin olive oil and raw local honey (which I got from my latest Farmigo order- if you dont know about Farmigo yet- you must click here, it's the best, easiest way to get local, organic foods delivered!) I encourage you to substitute any ingredients below with ones that you love. Remember, this recipe is just a guideline for you to follow measurements.

Kim's Dark Chocolate, Coconut & Olive Oil Granola

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar of coconut sugar
1 cup unsalted pumkin seeds, seeded
1 cups unsalted sunflower seeds, seeded
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
3/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup dried coconut chips
3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven 350. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the oats, sugar and seeds on the baking sheet. Add the vanilla, honey/syrup, oils and salt. Use your hands to mix all the ingredients together until the oats are well coated.
Use your hands to flatten the mixture into a single layer, evenly spread on the baking sheet. Place in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a wooden spoon to mix it up, moving the oats on the edges into the center and vice versa. Reduce the temperature to 300. Replace into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Repeat the mixing, and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. (Granola usually takes 30 minutes to cook completely) The oats should be toasty and brown, but be careful not to burn them! Once the mixture is golden brown and crisp, remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the coconut chips and chocolate chunks. Store in a glass jar and enjoy with yogurt, ice cream, or simply on its own! Yum. I would love to hear how you take your granola.
xo, Kim

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Place oats on parchment-lined baking sheet

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Add the brown sugar

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Add the seeds/nuts

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Add the vanilla (I used vanilla bean powder)

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Add the honey/syrup

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Add the coconut oil

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Add extra virgin olive oil

 

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Stir all together

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Bake for 10 minutes and stir

 

 

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Bake until golden brown and crisp

 

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Stir in the chocolate and coconut chips

 

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Store in a glass jar

 

 

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