Chocolate Sea Salt Granola
I cannot get enough granola these days. I want to make a different flavor every day, I want to chow down on a different flavor every day, and I want to share a new granola recipe every day. But then I would have to change my blog name to GranolOMG…which would honestly make sense since I’ve been making so many recipes outside the paleo realm. I often get asked if I’m going to change my blog name to BeansOMG, but it doesn’t have a great ring to it. We can do better. Anywho, oatmeal and granola are a staple in our house. I make oatmeal on a weekly basis, Brian loves making yogurt bowls with granola, and nothing goes better on a smoothie than tasty granola. Have you tried this granola? It’s one of the most delicious granolas I’ve ever tasted. It brings pure joy to my day…which is what I’m hoping to do for you with this recipe. No, it’s not paleo, but it’s a fiber-filled mouth party and I hope you can get behind it.
You know what I feel like doing today? Some online shopping. For the past year I haven’t really found any clothes I love. Maybe a t-shirt or a pair of shorts here and there, but not much else. I don’t know if it’s because we’ve all been kept indoors, left to our comfortable joggers 24/7, without the need to dress to impress even ourselves. But now when I look at clothes, I just think about comfort. Sure, that could be due to getting older, but I also think it’s due to wearing pajamas for 8 months straight. How do you expect me to get into skinny jeans when my thighs have been able to breathe for almost a whole year? How do you expect me to wear something sexy when I’ve been wearing my husbands t-shirt around the house for far longer than I would like to admit. So here’s what I’m going to do – I’m going to go to a ton of different sites, put a bunch of different items in my cart, think about it for far too long until I get distracted, forget, then move on with my life wondering why I can’t find any clothes I like. It’s a never ending hamster wheel that I intend to get off someday, but until then I think I’m going to start with sneakers. You can never go wrong with sneakers. And maybe some workout clothes…because I obviously need more stretchy pants.
My mind-numbing thoughts are painful sometimes huh? Can you imagine what it’s like to be in my brain. Exhausting, straight exhausting.
Chocolate Sea Salt Granola
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 4 cups 1x
- 3 cups gluten free old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup melted salted butter*
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder**
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 chocolate chunks
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, maple syrup, butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt until combined.
- Pour onto baking sheet, spread oats into a flat layer and press into the parchment paper. This will make it nice and chunky once cooled. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes, turn baking sheet, then bake for another 15 minutes. Once done baking, sprinkle the chocolate chunks and sea salt on top and toss slightly to mix the chocolate chunks into the granola then Let cool COMPLETELY on the baking sheet.
- Eat by itself or in a bowl of your milk of choice!
*You can use a different type of fat such as coconut oil, but butter is what makes it taste more like a snickerdoodle compared to other fats
**I prefer to use black cocoa powder for a darker color, but you can use whatever you have on hand
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8 thoughts on “Chocolate Sea Salt Granola”
Have you tried the ever so popular mom jeans yet? I was told by my 22 year old sister that skinny jeans are going out of style! If that’s true, lets just hope leggings and joggers don’t ever go out of style otherwise I’ll be screwed!
not really. i’ve pretty much stayed away from jeans for a while now lol
How do you store it? Counter or refrigerator…
airtight container on the counter!
Can’t. Stop. Eating. It. Its so good. 5 year old daughter loves it, too. I’ll be putting it on my ice cream tonight! 😍
So damn good. Nice to have a granola recipe without a bunch of extra ingredients like nuts and dried fruit cluttering it up. Thank you!
Love this recipe! Although I found 350° to be too hot so I reduced it a bit and tweaked the baking time as well, after my first try with a batch of almost burnt but still edible granola. Well, this may also be caused by my old oven…
I’m currently located in Southern Turkey and have a lot of carob powder so I’ve also been playing around with either completely omitting cacao or using a mixture of cacao and carob powder for a local twist. And we are beekeepers, so I’m adding honey instead of maple syrup, but much less of it.
Thank you for this recipe, it has become my go to!
THIS IS SO GOOD!!! Well done, Juli!! Amazing! I added some sliced almonds. Yummm!