Skinny recipes are so much fun to create – and when they taste like this, they are even more fun to eat!
This is the first granola recipe on Back For Seconds but I doubt it will be the last. I love foods with layers of flavors and various textures – this is the jackpot! Eat it on yogurt or in a bowl with milk, or just eat it by the handfuls!
It starts off with your basic old fashioned oats, and I added some chia seeds to really boost the nutritional value. Those things are powerhouses of nutrition and they have a nice nutty flavor. I added dried cherries for a little chewy texture and a pop of fruity sweetness, and some cinnamon because I love it so much and have to add it to nearly everything I make 🙂
I melted a bit of peanut butter and honey to coat the oats with – that’s what makes those yummy clusters of goodness!
What about the chocolate? Looks pretty chocolatey, right? All that chocolate can’t be skinny, can it?
After the granola baked, I immediately sprinkled a small handful of chocolate chips over the mixture and let it sit. After a bit I gave it a stir and some of the chocolate melted and started to coat the granola. Really it’s just a small amount of chocolate and it’s dark chocolate anyway so it’s got anti oxidants and all that so it’s good for you, kay?
Just eat it 🙂
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