Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Vegan Granola
- Sunday, 23 October 2011
Sweet Sundays: Alisa Fleming ~ A few months ago, I received a special request for a chocolate granola recipe from Attune Foods. You see, Attune has sadly discontinued their Chocolate Probiotic Granola. It was awesome, and had a loyal following, but marketing a refrigerated granola has its challenges.
Needless to say, Attune anticipated many disappointed customers, and wanted to be ready with a recipe to soothe them. Kind woman that I am, I tested four different batches of chocolaty goodness to come up with the delicious recipe below. Our neighbor definitely appreciated the overflow.
This vegan Chocolate Granola Recipe has now been tested and loved by dozens of Attune customers, and I can happily say that it seems to be helping to fill the void of their beloved granola. Even if you didn’t get the chance to sample their probiotic granola, you’re going to adore this recipe. It’s perfectly sweet for a breakfast or afternoon treat, and it fits most dietary needs - its dairy-free, its vegan, and it can even be soy-free and gluten-free if you so desire!
And of course, it’s chocolate …
The recipe below is great as is, but you know me, I can’t help but offer oodles of notes on how to adapt to taste (and diet) if desired:
Sweet and Rich: To note, this recipe is quite forgiving. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your tastes, using whatever “sugars” you desire (agave, brown rice syrup, etc.). Also, you can lower the cocoa powder for more of a subtle hot chocolate taste, or increase it for an intense dark chocolate delight. Just be sure that the oats and cereal are well coated – a little liquid in the form of sweetener, oil, or maybe even applesauce will be required. I do prefer to use some oil, as it helps the granola crisp up, but I’ve gone with the minimum for an overall low fat recipe...