Gluten Free Chocolate Granola

Stephen and I are HUGE fans of Jessica’s Gluten Free Granola. We specifically love the Chocolate Chip one. Each bag costs $7.00. Although it is delicious, it is expensive and does not last long in our house (Stephen might love it too much). I had an urge to make granola the other night so I pulled together a variety of ingredients and came up with this delicious mix. What’s even better is it satisfies your sweet tooth just like Jessica’s! The recipe made two jars and does not even come close to $7.

Gluten Free Chocolate Granola

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Ingredients:

  • 1 c chocolate coco crispies
  • 1/2 c gluten free oats
  • 1.5 c puffed rice
  • 1/4 c sugar free syrup
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/4 c chocolate chips
  • 5 walnuts
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seds (optional)
  • 1/4 c coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
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You could also add raisins or dried cranberries

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 375

2. Mix oats, cereal, and pumpkin seeds together, place in baking sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes.

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3. While the oats are baking, mix the honey and syrup together. Whisk until honey dissolves.

Image-74. Stir in cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa powder.

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5. Remove oat mixture from oven and place back into mixing bowl. Evenly mix liquid with oats.

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6.  Mix  in remainder ingredients. Spread evenly into a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

7. Remove the granola from the oven and use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate chips evenly. You can opt to put the chocolate chips in after so that they don’t loose their shape however spreading them allows the mixture to clump up and makes it even chocolatier!

8. Allow the granola to cool and then place in an air tight container.

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Gluten Free Granola Goodness

I love granola. I actually love being gluten free. I love gluten free granola… go figure.

Recently I have been purchasing a ton of granola for Stephen and I must say it is delicious  However, the brand we like is pretty pricey (6.99 for a small bag). Lets be real… this post isnt about being frugal. I miss making granola, so you guessed it… I made some! I made a batch Saturday night and sadly burned it. I re did the recipe this evening and had much better luck.

In regards the ingredients I need to confess I LOVE chex. I have always been a fan but since I have learned that they are gluten free my love for them has deepened. Naturally I used chex in my granola and as you might have guessed… its the jam.

I feel I should put a disclaimer in. I didn’t really eat ceral growing up because I detested milk. Eating dry cereal is great but it does not compare to the greatness that is soaked cereal pieces in cold milk. I am incredibly biased towards all granola and cereal based foods now. My deprived childhood has led to an adult life filled with cereal addiction. WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?!!?

Gluten Free Cinnamon and Chocolate Granola (aka Heaven)

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Stats:

6 servings
.5 c= 1 serving
191 calories
31 carbs
5 g fat
4 g protein

Ingredients:

2 c cinnamon chex cereal
1 c gluten free oats
1.5 tbsp honey
.5 c organic apple sauce
1.5 tsp cinnamon
100 calorie package of cinnamon almonds
1/4 bar 365 dark chocolate with coconut

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Place oats and chex in bowl. Mash chex with potato masher. Transfer to baking dish and heat for 5 minutes.
lightly toast

lightly toast

  • Meanwhile in a small bowl mix together honey, cinnamon, and apple sauce.
  • Remove oats from tray and evenly mix honey mixture into batter. *The key is to evenly coat the oat mixture
evenly coat

evenly coat

  • Fold in nuts and chocolate
the chocolate will melt and help conjeal the mixture

the chocolate will melt and help conjeal the mixture

  • Place in oven for 10 minutes- flip mixture- cook for an additional 7 minutes. Make sure to monitor.
  • Remove from oven and place in open air until cool. Place in sealed container and store. YUM!

Great over yogurt, cereal, or as a snack. You can even use this to make bars!