Since we’ve finally hit summer weather in Portland, granola is in heavy rotation at my house. It makes a great snack on hot days, and in the morning, it’s cooling with lots of fresh fruit and unsweetened yogurt. I can’t get enough.
Chocolate Granola Clusters are my favorite these days, because they’re super crunchy, healthy and have a little caffeine kick (especially if you add cacao nibs).
|Chocolate Granola Clusters with cacao nibs, hazelnuts, and unsweetened dried cherries.|
This cereal is baked slowly in the oven at a low temperature to become very dry and crunchy, without burning. Since I limit my sugar intake to keep my arthritis from getting grouchy, this granola was developed to be less sweet! If you like sweet cereal, eat this granola with sweetened yogurt or very ripe fruit, and drizzle on a little maple syrup!
Because this granola starts out as a sticky dough, its very easy to control the size of the granola clusters to be! Break it up as much or as little as you like.
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xo Julie & Kittee