When it comes to sweet foods, I usually say that if it doesn’t have chocolate, what’s the point! However, I make an exception to this when it comes to cinnamon. Cinnamon rolls.. Will have to work on a recipe for those. In the meantime, I wanted to try COMBINING chocolate and cinnamon in this granola recipe. The combo of having both cinnamon AND chocolate is so good! As you have probably noticed with many of my sweet recipes, I like using ripe bananas for a natural sweetener and oil substitute in one! If you don’t like bananas or have an allergy, you could subs applesauce, but it won’t be as sweet naturally as the bananas and you might need to add another sweetener.
-about 3 cup mix of gf oats/seeds/flaxmeal/puffed cereal of choice
-2 bananas, ripe
-1 tsp vanilla
-chocolate protein powder, 1/2 scoop
-1/3 cup cocoa powder
-1 Tbs each melted coconut oil and sunflower butter
Put all liquid ingredients in a blender. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then pour liquid ingredients into dry and mix well.
Spread onto cookie sheets lined with parchement paper. If you want crumbly granola, spread this mixture very thin, but I make mine fairly thick and then get bigger granola pieces that I can pick up and munch!
Bake at 325 F for 45min, sprinkling more cinnamon on once removed from oven. Let cool and break into pieces. Super crunchy, tasty, nutritious. Enjoy!