Chocolate Chia Granola

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 45min
Makes 6 cups (1.5 L)
2 cups
Compliments Quick Oats
500 mL
1 cup
Compliments Natural Sliced Almonds
250 mL
1/2 cup
chia seeds
125 mL
1/2 cup
dried cherries
125 mL
2 tbsp
cocoa powder
30 mL
1/2 tbsp
ground cinnamon
7 mL
1/4 tsp
salt
1 mL
1/3 cup
honey
75 mL
1/4 cup
canola oil
60 mL
1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 mL
Per 1/4 cup (60 mL)
calories
110
fat
5 g
saturated fat
0.4 g
carbs
13 g
protein
3 g
fibre
3 g
sodium
25 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC). In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, chia, cherries, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine honey, 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the oil and vanilla. Cook on low, stirring constantly, until honey has liquefied. Remove from heat. Pour over oat mixture; using spatula, gently fold together until well combined.

  3. Using remaining oil, grease a 12 x 17-in. (30 x 45 cm) rimmed baking sheet. Press granola mixture in even layer onto sheet. Bake for 30 min.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool completely on baking sheet. Using hands, break into pieces. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Tip

This decadent mix is perfect for substituting in your favourite ingredients: Instead of cherries, use raisins, apricots or cranberries; you can also try flaxseed or poppy seeds in place of chia.