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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dee's Dark Chocolate Granola

My daughter makes this recipe every week for her hubby, this is really easy and good too...Learn about the history of granola here.


 1/2 cup brown sugar
 2 tablespoons peanut butter
 2 tablespoons honey
 2 tablespoons butter flavored spread (such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread)
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 2 cups oats (such as Quaker Oats®)
 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®) (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Melt together the brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, butter flavored spread, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until well combined; remove from heat.
Combine the oats, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. 

Pour the brown sugar mixture into bowl; stir well to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and almonds. Spoon into the prepared pan; pat down and spread evenly.
Bake in preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories 210                                             Sodium 5 mg
Total Fat 6 g                                             Potassium 160 mg
Saturated 2 g                                            Total Carbs 37 g
Polyunsaturated 3 g                             Dietary Fiber 4 g
Monounsaturated 1 g                             Sugars 13 g
Trans 0 g                                                     Protein 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg  
Vitamin A  0%                                             Calcium 2%
Vitamin C  0%                                             Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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