Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola

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I forget how simple making your own granola is sometimes. It can be made with things you already have in your pantry and is so versatile. Plus, the flavor possibilities are endless! It seriously takes no time to whip up and tastes so good!

You can add your favorites mix-ins and leave out what you don’t like, which the best perk of making your own over buying it at the store. Plus, I often feel like granola at the grocery store is a little pricey and can sometimes have a lot of added sugars.

You can make a batch of it on Sunday and have breakfasts and snacks ready to go in a flash throughout the week. I also love the fact that granola can make a super easy and tasty gift.Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola - Throw some in a mason jar and you’ve got a present ready to go.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup pecans, broken into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup freeze dried strawberries

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl combine oats, pecans, cocoa powder and salt and stir to combine. Add in maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Stir to combine until the mixture is evenly coated.

Spread oat mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once after 15 minutes.

After taking granola out of oven, sprinkle chocolate chips on top. When melted, stir granola. Once completely cooled, add strawberries.

Store in an airtight container.

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Emily Holdorf, MS, RDN, LDN, is a college dining dietitian based in Charlotte, NC, and the owner of EmPowered Nutrition. She blogs at empowerednutrition.org. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.