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Chocolate Nut Granola

Start your mornings with a sweet treat

Recipe Courtesy of Taylor Foster and HeavenOnMainStreet.com

“This granola is both healthy and decadent. Packed with flax seeds and nuts for protein and omega-3's and sweetened using pure maple syrup. The chocolate also appeals to kids which is a great way to get them to eat something 'healthy'! You can use raw cacao powder in place of the cocoa powder for added health benefits.”

About Taylor:

The Lions model Taylor Foster, who has walked the runways of Milan, New York, Paris and London for top designers and has appeared in international editions of Vogue, W, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Vanity Fair, among many others, is also a professional pastry chef. Taylor trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and now sells her delicious baked goods on her website HeavenOnMainStreet.com.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Nut Granola

  • 7 Cups oats, rolled
  • 1/4 Cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 Cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 Cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/8 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ginger, dried, ground
  • 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/3 Cup cocoa powder

Directions

For the Chocolate Nut Granola

In a large bowl, toss together the oats, chocolate chips (first measurement), flax seeds, pecans, pine nuts and almonds. 

In a pot over medium heat whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, spices, extract and cocoa powder.

Bring to a simmer whisking well. Add mixture to oat mixture and stir well.

Put on a sheet pan and bake 20 minutes at 325 degrees. Stir to evenly bake and continue baking about 10 more minutes.

When out of oven sprinkle last measurement of chocolate chips over the granola and mix on the pan. Let cool on pan.

Store in an airtight container. Can be stored in the freezer for longer storage.

Nutritional Facts
Servings15
Calories Per Serving603
Total Fat31g47%
Sugar19gN/A
Saturated5g23%
Cholesterol0.6mg0.2%
Protein15g29%
Carbs72g24%
Vitamin A0.2µgN/A
Vitamin B60.1mg5.8%
Vitamin C0.1mg0.2%
Vitamin E3mg17%
Vitamin K12µg16%
Calcium92mg9%
Fiber10g41%
Folate (food)46µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)46µg12%
Iron4mg24%
Magnesium172mg43%
Monounsaturated18gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg5%
Phosphorus448mg64%
Polyunsaturated6gN/A
Potassium467mg13%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg28.3%
Sodium9mgN/A
Sugars, added18gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.7mg43.8%
Zinc4mg26%