Chocolate Almond Granola

Thank goodness for friends. Friends who don’t mind if I’m baking granola while we’re chatting. Friends who pour me a glass of wine without asking me if I need one. We should all have friends like this.

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Goodness, it’s been a bit of a stressful week. I think it would have been fine under normal circumstances, but after hours work events, packing up my room for a partial move, and a lengthy wedding to do list, all combined with a lingering head cold… I was on the edge.

Luckily, Lindsay and Kate were on board with a wine night and I made granola while we chatted. This is honestly, probably the most soothing activity I could think of (although filling up box after box for Goodwill didn’t hurt either…)

It was just what I needed.

This recipe isn’t very creative. I’m not throwing in a strange ingredient. It’s not overly healthy. It’s simple. And you could make it while chatting with your friends. Because you could use 1/2 of peanut butter or 1/3 of peanut butter and it’ll still be just fine.

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Chocolate Almond Granola
 
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Easy and delicious granola.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine the oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Be sure that the maple syrup gets well distributed over the oats.
  4. Spread over a large cookie sheet or a 9 X 13 pan. It doesn't have to be a thin layer.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Let cool, and eat! You can store it in an air tight container for a week or two.

It was definitely just what I needed.  

What do you need right now?

Comments

  1. You sure do have some awesome friends. I could go for some vanilla frozen yogurt with rainbow sprinkles right about now.

  2. Awwww best friends are the best! I couldn’t get by without my close girl friends, that granola looks delicious can’t go wrong with a little chocolate! : )

  3. Pinned this to my pinterest board. I cannot wait to try this recipe! This is so perfect for wine night.

  4. I need a vacation but that’s not happening any time soon so I may just have to settle for a beach day!

    Glad you were able to get some girl time in the middle of everything that’s going on. 🙂

  5. Simple and easy is perfect. Sometimes you just don’t have coconut sugar or other ingredients laying around.

  6. I need the snow to end! Seriously, we are pushing the school year really close to our wedding!

  7. I’ve still never made homemade granola, but yours looks simple and easy. Girls nights are the absolute best when you’re stressed out. I really need a vacation right now, but luckily the countdown to Mexico is on!

  8. Love the sound of this Liz. It really looks wonderful, got to love granola for breakfast and snacks.

  9. Friends are the best. No matter what we are going through, we are able to laugh hysterically which always makes everything ok. And yeah, dessert doesn’t hurt either.

  10. Yummy.
    Me? I’m looking towards warmer days!

  11. Busy busy busy aren’t we – it’s good to relax! Friends are definitely a great way to eliminate stress and ease the mind. The wine doesn’t hurt either! Happy Hump Day Liz -Iva

  12. Your friends sound amazing!!! This granola recipe sounds so good!

    xo,
    Angela

  13. Oh boo! I hope your week gets better. Luckily it sounds like some great friend time helped some 🙂

  14. This sounds absolutely delicious! Definitely need to try it!

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  18. I’m getting away soon for a week with girlfriends and looking forward to it so much. Wine and granola. Never thought of those together but sounds like a healthy evening to me!!!

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