It’s true … I’m a granola fiend. Ever since I discovered how to make my own granola at home (and just how unbelievably easy it is), I’ve been a bit crazy for it. Every week or two, you can usually find me in my kitchen whipping up a new batch, almost always doing something to tweak it here or there. Because I can never leave well enough alone.
This Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Granola, however, is the first time I’ve gone all crazy chocolate bonkers with granola. It will so not be the last.
Rolled oats, coconut, and almonds tossed in a sweet, chocolatey glaze and baked to toasty aromatic perfection. Then we add strawberries–tart freeze-dried strawberries, to be exact. Because fresh strawberries would lead to soggy granola, and nobody wants that.
And then, THEN, a dark chocolate drizzle. Just to ensure that this granola is complete and utter chocolate-covered strawberry bliss.
Oh, and it’s a nice, flexible recipe, too. It’s still plenty delicious if you’d rather omit the chocolate drizzle. And if you prefer a vegan version, a couple of swaps will get you there: Just substitute vegetable oil or more coconut oil for the butter and replace the honey with pure maple syrup.
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