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Dark Cocoa Superfood Granola

This Dark Cocoa Superfood Granola is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and protein. Oh, and chocolate!
Course Beakfast, Granola, Snack
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Ingredients

Wet Mixture Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c dark cocoa powder I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 c coconut oil melted and cooled (or use olive or even walnut oil)
  • 1/2 c honey preferably raw, local honey, or for strict vegans, agave nectae or maple syrup
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t kosher salt

Dry Mixture Ingredients:

  • 2 c old fashioned oats
  • 1 c uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 c ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 c seeds I used 1/4 c each chia seeds and sesame seeds
  • 3 c chopped nuts I used 1 c each walnuts, pistachios, and almonds
  • 1 c unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1-1 1/2 c dried fruit I used 1/3 c each dried cranberries, cherries, blueberries, and pomegranate juice infused cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 250°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the Wet Mixture Ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, combine the Dry Mixture Ingredients, EXCEPT the dried fruit.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and toss until it is evenly distributed and moistened.
  • Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes, or until dry.
  • Toss the dried fruits in with the granola mixture.
  • Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.