Recipe: Chocolate Cranberry Nut Granola
for best nutrition, and ease in digestion, soak and dehydrate all nuts and seeds
cocoa or carob powder
Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan and add in honey, sucanat, vanilla, and salt.
While the sugar mixture is simmering (the longer you boil, the harder the bars) chop all nuts and seeds in a food processor, leaving them in large chunks.
Add in cocoa and coconut.
Pulse until well combined.
Pour into a large bowl and stir in cranberries.
Once the sugar mixture has boiled to your liking (a few minutes for softer bars, a few minutes more for crunchy bars or loose granola) pour over the nuts and seeds.
Stir to combine.
For bars, press into a greased 9×13 pan, let cool , then cut.
For granola, increase the seeds and nuts by 1 cup, spread loosely over 2 large pans and allow to cool. Break and place into a storage container.
*The types of nuts used can also vary based on your own personal tastes as well as what you have in your cupboard!
This is quite a sweet snack, so consume in moderation and include more nuts and seeds to reduce the overall sweetness. (this works for the granola, not for the bars)
Recipe from NaturalFertilityandWellness.com