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Quarantine Cooking – Homemade Chocolate Granola Cereal with Almond Butter

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 247
Protein 6g
Fat 13g
Carbs 30g
Total Time 25 minutes

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Chocolate Granola Cereal Recipe

Ingredients

Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Cereal
Ingredients for ~5 cups 

15 servings – general serving size of granola 1/3 cup 
  • Dry
    • 4 cups raw gluten-free oats
    • 1/3 cup dark chocolate powder (unsweetened)
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cacao nibs, OPTIONAL
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Wet
    • 1/2 cup raw natural almond butter (OR your choice of natural nut butter – just make sure there’s oil; I used crunchy almond butter)
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup olive oil (or avocado oil or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup  dark chocolate chips
Steps
  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until EVERY  oat is covered in the mixture.
  5. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.  Add the oats and spread them out in the pan.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes total, STIRRING HALFWAY through.  This is important to do – remember to take the granola out the oven halfway through and stir it up using a spatula, then spread it back out and continue baking.
  7. Once finished baking, and your house smells amazing, place the granola on a cooling rack, or even on the counter (while still on the parchment paper).
  8. Once the granola has nearly cooled down, about 10 minutes, sprinkle in the chocolate chips. TIP:  The granola should not be so hot that it immediately melts the chocolate.  If so, wait to add the chocolate.  Stir the granola with the chocolate chips and then allow everything to cool down to room temperature.  You can also place the granola in a fully cooled baking tray and place it in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes to help it cool with the chocolate.
    Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Cereal
  9. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2 months at room temperature, or in the fridge to last even longer.
  10. Enjoy as cereal or as a parfait.
    Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Cereal

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Calories
247
Protein
6g
Fat
13g
Carbs
30g
Sodium
Fiber
6g
Sugar
8g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.