Originally given to me at work as a 'Hey! I made this, try it, it's vegan (I'm not vegan), you'll love it!' and I did; I really did love it. I've made it several times now and a modified version for my husband (omitted the chocolate and used deluxe mixed nuts). I have to stash some or get none in my house.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
20 mins
1 hr 20 mins
6 cups


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

  • Pour the oats into a large bowl. Add almonds, cinnamon, cocoa powder, salt, brown sugar, and dried fruit into the oats respectively, stirring each into the mixture before adding the next.

  • Mix maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. With a rubber spatula, add the maple syrup-vanilla mixture to your dry ingredients. Fold the two together until mixed and all dry ingredients are well coated.

  • Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, stir, and continue baking until golden brown, about 25 minutes more. Set aside to cool slightly, about 20 minutes.

  • Gently fold chocolate chips into the granola mixture, allowing the chocolate to coat the granola as it melts slightly. Cool completely before storing.

Cook's Note:

Once my oven cools off I usually let mine sit inside the oven overnight and package the next day. It's great in milk, too!

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; protein 6.2g 13% DV; carbohydrates 61.5g 20% DV; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 108mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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3.27.18 I like granola on my morning yogurt and this was tasty. Doesn t say what kind of almonds to use (whole slivers sliced) but I used the slivers and probably will try with pecans the next time. For the dried fruit I used a combo of cranberries cherries and apricots. I wanted to be sure that the chocolate chips melted a bit so I mixed them in after cooling the granola for 10 minutes rather than 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More