Elvis Granola

Elvis Granola

First granola bars, now granola; I’m on an oaty roll. 

I’ve never been particularly fond of granola until I had Love Grown Foods’ cocoa granola last Summer. I didn’t realize something could be so chocolaty and also healthy. Every time I’ve made granola myself in the past it never clumped; this recipe clumps. The banana chips and peanut butter naturally pair with the chocolate. It’s really a winner. 

Elvis Granola Collage

Want to make it a little more delicious? Add in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips after the granola has cooled. This recipe is also vegan as is but I didn’t want to call it that because I ate mine with a big bowl of cow’s milk yogurt.

Elvis Granola

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 3 1/2 cups):

  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats*
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup banana chips, crushed

*To make this gluten-free make sure to use gluten-free oats.

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl, mix together the oats, maple syrup, oil, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt thoroughly.
  3. Lay the oats out on baking tray and press down until the oats are about 1/2 an inch thick.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, gently shaking the tray every 5 minutes or so.
  5. Remove from the oven and let the granola cool.
  6. Once cool, break the granola up and mix with the peanuts and banana chips. Store in a sealed container for up to a week.

Elvis Granola Long

I can’t understand people who eat granola with milk. Yogurt is granola’s best friend; you can’t break them up.

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5 Responses to Elvis Granola
  1. BroccoliHut
    June 18, 2012 | 9:21 pm

    Yum! This reminds me of an Elvis trail mix I recently saw at Trader Joe’s…but this has the goodness of oats! Definitely adding this to my must-make list!

  2. The Candid RD (Gina)
    June 19, 2012 | 6:57 am

    YUM!! I’ll be making this VERY soon!

  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    June 19, 2012 | 7:34 am

    Great idea! I love it!!

  4. Amy @ fragrantvanillacake
    June 26, 2012 | 9:46 pm

    This granola sounds fabulous! I would love some with greek yogurt! It sounds like a combination I could get addicted to :)!

  5. […] appealing to make your own because it gives you an endless possibility of flavors. You can have chocolate, banana, peanut granola one morning and maple almond granola the next. And since oats are cheap(well, unless you’re stuck […]

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