Incredibly easy homemade Chocolate Cinnamon Granola that is oil-free, dairy-free and healthy because it is made with wholesome ingredients. This granola has a rich chocolate sweet flavor and a nutty addition of almonds. It makes a lovely gift as well!
I love to snack. In the past my snacking involved too many chips, chocolate or crackers and cheese. Nowadays, not so much. The Funyuns would tend to leave me with an upset stomach...hmm wonder why! These days I snack on almonds, carrots, kale chips or this yummy granola. I have an insane sweet tooth so I came up with this recipe to satisfy it without the guilt. It has my two favorite flavors in it, chocolate and cinnamon. Combine the two and you're in heaven. Like I mentioned before, I have a slight obsession with chocolate so this granola had to have cocoa in it! I personally use dark cocoa, not the regular. It has a much more intense flavor, which in my opinion, just taste better for granola. So if you can, use the dark cocoa.
To give these as a gift, it only takes a few inexpensive, decorative items. Select a small glass jar, some decorative ribbon, a rubber band and decorative fabric. I just cut the fabric in a circle a couple inches larger than the circumference of the jar top. Secure the fabric around the jar with a rubberband and decorate with ribbon. I used a wire ribbon here to hold the shape of the bow. Very simple, colorful and tasty looking! Most of all....it says "personal"! I got all of these supplies at Michael's craft store except the fabric was from Hancock Fabrics.