This 'purely chocolate' granola can be enjoyed many ways - on its own as a snack, in a breakfast parfait with fruit and yogurt, or as a breakfast cereal. It's especially good sprinkled on frozen yogurt.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Stir rolled oats, wheat bran, oat bran, and flax seed meal in a large bowl until well blended.

  • Combine honey and oil in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture starts to boil, about 3 minutes. Lower heat to low and simmer for another 2 minutes.

  • Remove saucepan from heat and stir in chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour chocolate mixture over dry oat mixture and stir until well coated; spread evenly over prepared baking sheet, gently pressing mixture down with spatula.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Rotate baking sheet adn continue baking until slightly crisp, about 30 minutes more. Remove baking sheet from oven and cool granola until crisp, about 15 minutes. Break into chunks and store in an airtight container.

Cook's Note:

For a finer textured granola, stir mixture every 15 minutes while baking.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 6.4g; sodium 75.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
The first time I tried this recipe, I had no wheat or oat bran so I doubled the flaxmeal and added a 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. Heavy dose of fiber for the kids and they all love it, so I have kept these modifications each time I make it. We eat it in chunks and I'll sometimes mix it while baking for a finer texture and mix it in plain yogurt. My daughter even puts it in a splash of milk to eat it like cereal. Big hit here, and finding something that all three kids will love is no small feat, almost impossible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2014
Outstanding!! This is a wonderful recipe for chocolate granola. I used Blue Agave syrup in place of the honey and was hoping it wouldn't ruin the recipe and it didn't it worked well. I couldn't help myself and added 1/2 cup of sliced almonds. I didn't have flax meal and added nothing more because of it. I patted in down on the sheet and baked and cooled as instructed for a chunky texture. Perfect hint of chocolate that doesn't overtake the oatey wholesome goodness so it still tastes like granola and not a candybar. This is a keeper! Thanks CC for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
The first time I tried this recipe, I had no wheat or oat bran so I doubled the flaxmeal and added a 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. Heavy dose of fiber for the kids and they all love it, so I have kept these modifications each time I make it. We eat it in chunks and I'll sometimes mix it while baking for a finer texture and mix it in plain yogurt. My daughter even puts it in a splash of milk to eat it like cereal. Big hit here, and finding something that all three kids will love is no small feat, almost impossible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2014
All I can Say is OUTSTANDING!! WOW! This is seriously some good Stuff!! I eat Granola daily to snack on and this is the Best iv had!! I almost feel Guilty for eating it! It tastes that good lol!This definitely cured my chocolate fix! I will make this weekly in my house!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2014
This is a wholesome chocolatey treat that we absolutely love at our house. I first made this when it was a personal recipe before it became kitchen approved. My daughter loves it as a snack on its own I add it to my yogurt and cereal for a delicious crunch and we all top our frozen yogurt with it when there is any left. I usually stick to the recipe except for the odd extra handful of chocolate chips. Also I watch the baking time fairly closely as I like it crispy but not overdone. Thank you CC loves to bake we love your granola. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2015
SUPER EASY TO MAKE AND TASTES AMAZING!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2015
Made this recipe several times now and love it! Just enough chocolate taste without overpowering the oats. It's a good simple chocolate/oat base recipe if you feel like playing around with add ins like nuts or dried fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2016
I love this stuff! Since I didn't have wheat or oat bran I increased flaxseed meal to 1/2 cup added 1 T cocoa and 1 cup crisped rice (toasted) for a bit of extra crunch. It would have tasted just as good without the extras though. I will definitely be making it again. Excellent! Read More
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