Delicious, crunchy low-fat granola with no added oils.
Guilt-free Chocolate Granola
Evelisse Capó, Pharm.D
8 cups rolled oats
2 TBSP sliced almonds
2 TBSP chopped walnuts
¼- ½ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup dried cherries
1 cup freeze dried fruit: strawberries, mango, bananas, etc.
3 ripe bananas or 2 cups mango
1 cup pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (EXCEPT dried fruit & chocolate chips).
Blend wet ingredients and add to dry ingredients
Mix well, spread on a cookie sheet
Bake at 170F overnight (about 8 hours)
Turn oven off and leave pans in oven to completely dry and cool.
Add the freeze dried fruit.
Store in a granola airtight container
Tip: Trader Joe’s sells freeze dried fruit and cherries without any added sugar or oil.
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