Peanut Lovers Mighty Chocolate Granola

Not like another type of thought, daydreaming is its personal reward.
Michael Pollan

I can’t inform you the variety of hours I spend drooling over recipes – daydreaming of elaborate spreads of meals and exquisite, scrumptious mixtures. Bookmarking, taking iPhone pics from recipe books, even tearing out journal pages (generally stealthfully like say, on the dentist’s workplace or health club). Colours, textures, compositions. Flavours, contrasts, and simply plain loveliness. I imply, who doesn’t like to get misplaced in a gleeful inventive daydream the place potentialities are countless and there are not any limits or constraints of our on a regular basis lives? In the long run, although, I’ve a fairly good concept (and I wager you do too) of simply HOW a lot of these daydreams ever actually come to gentle, however that’s actually not the purpose of daydreaming now, is it? 😉 

Each infrequently although, there’s a profitable recipe that both simply has obtained to be made, or within the case of this granola, one which occurs 100% out of happenstance. Like once you had to make use of that bowl of oats that sat in your counter for a day (taking on treasured house) after you needed to dump them out of the container, as a result of properly, you wanted the container they have been in instantly as a result of (after all) you have been in a mad rush. Learn me?

Peanut Lovers Mighty Chocolate Granola

So right here we’ve got a recipe that’s good, actually good. Granola pleases everybody and what self-respecting residence prepare dinner actually likes to purchase granola? Generally you’ve obtained to, however right here’s hoping you may simply uncover the best, tastiest, and greatest granola recipe going so you may keep away from the pitfall all of us make of selecting up the store-bought stuff. And one of the best half? The minimalist 7 elements. It’s the form of recipe that after you make it, you’ll make it once more and after you do it as soon as, twice, you’ll be doing it blissfully in your sleep. No notes, no fancy diagrams or planning. Simply you, your physique, and your actual, lovely life. Regardless of all of my wonderful, fanciful daydreaming, these are the form of recipes I would like for my actual life. And when they’re this good? Sure please.

Peanut Lovers Mighty Chocolate Granola:

6 cups gradual oats
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup toasted almond slivers
2 cups toasted entire peanuts, chopped (I used pink skinned)
1/4 cup good high quality cocoa powder
2 pinches salt

Begin by turning on the oven to 350 to toast up the nuts. Place every of the nuts on separate trays and toast every till aromatic – about 5 minutes for almond slivers and 8-10 minutes for the entire peanuts. Take away the nuts when prepared and add to the remainder of the combination. Whereas the nuts are toasting, mix the coconut oil and maple syrup in a small pot and soften collectively on low warmth. Whereas the maple syrup and coconut butter mingle, mix the oats, cocoa powder, and salt in a big mixing bowl.

When prepared, toss the dry oat combination with the liquid coconut oil and maple syrup. Add the toasted nuts and blend completely to coat the oats evenly with cocoa powder. Unfold on the 2 nut roasting pans and bake at 300 levels for 35-40 minutes, stirring each ten minutes to make sure even cooking. Get pleasure from with milk, plain yoghurt, or as a snack by the handful.