Chocolate Chip Granola

Growing up, my daughter was the pickiest of eaters. Just about the only way I could get nutrients into her system was through granola bars or fig newtons.

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We all know how much sugar is in those monstrosities.

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Enter my fabulous fellow foodie friend Megan and her super fantastic granola recipe that I’ve tweaked and tweaked according to my tastes and whims.

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I’ve made this recipe with dried fruit and with honey and nuts. I’ve made fall versions and spring versions.

But this version? This Chocolate Chip Granola is my first real kid-friendly version and I’m immensely proud of it.

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It’s so versatile.

Not only could you sprinkle this over some vanilla Greek yogurt, but it works well in cereal and rolled up as a coating over a ball of peanut butter.

All good options for super picky eaters because we’re tricking them into thinking this is a treat with the chocolate chips.

Sneaky little devils, we are!

You’re welcome.


Chocolate Chip Granola
  • 2½ cups Rolled Oats
  • 2 cups Whole Pecans (can use chopped if you want)
  • ½ cup Flaxseed
  • 1 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 cup Salted Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tsp. Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Honey
  • ½ cup Karo Syrup
  • ½ cup Room Temperature Butter
  1. Combine all items into a very large bowl.
  2. Press mixture into a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.


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8 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Granola

  1. I ran into this post looking for christmas cookie. This looks absolutely incredible. What kind of camera did you use for these photos?

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