Granola Breakfast Cereal

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I love granola, but it can be expensive. I realized how quick and simple making granola at home could be. I appreciate that I know what’s going into my food, and I get to choose the exact ingredients that I like. If you’ve checked out some of my other recipes, you’ll quickly realize I love the flavor combination of almond, coconut, and dark chocolate. This Almond, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Granola recipe takes under an hour to prep, bake, and cool; not only does it taste great, but a delicious aroma will waft through your home while it’s baking.

almond, coconut, and dark chocolate granola

Skipping breakfast is a bad habit of mine; I also don’t like anything overly sweet early in the morning. This granola is robust enough to hold you over to lunch, with just a bite of sweetness from the organic cane sugar and coconut.

almond, coconut, and dark chocolate granola

I snapped these three photos with my phone during prep, so you would have a better idea of what to do.

egg whites

almond, coconut, and dark chocolate granola

dark chocolate

Almond, Coconut, And Dark Chocolate Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups oats
  • 1½ cups sliced almonds
  • 1½ cups shredded (non-sweetened) coconut
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup cane sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 4.25 ounces dark chocolate coarsely chopped
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut flavor
  • fairlife milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275F
  2. Whip egg whites until soft peaks start to form
  3. Warm coconut oil for 10-15 seconds in the microwave to soften
  4. Fold in coconut oil and cane sugar to egg whites
  5. Add vanilla or coconut flavor if desired
  6. Add oats, almonds, and coconut
  7. Stir until ingredients are coated with egg whites
  8. Split ingredients between two large parchment lined baking pans
  9. Spread mixture out on the pan
  10. Bake for 30-40 minutes
  11. Turn mixture half way through
  12. Cool completely
  13. Mix in chopped chocolate
  14. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks
  15. Serve with fairlife milk

almond, coconut, and dark chocolate granola

 

almond, coconut, and dark chocolate granola

Don’t skip whipping the egg whites. It helps disperse them throughout the granola.

You could also add in other ingredients such as dried cherries, cranberries, or strawberries if you wanted some added fruity flavor. I would advise waiting until after your granola has cooled completely to mix in dried fruit extras and chocolate.

I suggest using a good dark chocolate bar that might add some nutritional benefits and rich, chocolatey flavor. You can always use milk chocolate if you don’t like dark.

fairlife milk

almond, coconut, and dark chocolate granola

 

This Almond, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate granola pairs perfectly with fairlife. This new ultra-filtered milk has 50% more protein, 30% more calcium, and 50% less sugar versus regular milk. It is also lactose-free, and they use no artificial growth hormones. I feel confident purchasing for my family. I can appreciate the sustainable farm practices used by the fairlife brand.

I found my fairlife on the top shelf of the dairy cooler at my local Kroger. It’s available in whole milk, reduced fat, fat free, and chocolate varieties, and all products are ultra-filtered.

fairlife milk

 

What are you having for breakfast this week? You can check out more recipes on the fairlife website.

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