Cereal is one of my favorite food. In college, I used to buy so many boxes of cereal and leave them on top of the fridge so I have a nice variety to choose from every morning. This was before I realized that I was eating straight sugar. Since then, I've switched over to eating oatmeal or toast for breakfast, but my love for cereal is still deep in my heart. That's why I decided to make some DIY granola to customize whatever or however I want!
This one is inspired by the "Love Crunch" chocolate and raspberries granola. That one is delicious, I must say, but way too much sugar for me in the morning. My version has a combo of maple syrup and brown sugar (not too much) that coats each oat grain for a nice crunch. I am really enjoying this right now and love that it has some chocolate bits in there as a treat. If you can, try to find dark chocolate chips as it gives a boost of antioxiant!
Hope you guys like this one. :)
Recipe & Video Tutorial
DIY Granola - Chocolate & Berries
3 ¼ cups Rolled Oats
1/2 cup pecans
1/3 cup slivered almonds
¼ cup flax seeds
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
2 tbsps brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher Salt
Add after oven
1 cup Dried cherries or berries
1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Mix mix mix
- Spread on baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes until crunchy.
- Take out half way to mix so it bakes evenly.
- Let cool completely and mix in dried berries and chocolate chips.
Serve with milk or store in little jars for meal prep. Lasts 3 weeks in air tight container.
Be sure to check out my Youtube Channel for other brunch ideas! xo