Chocolate Granola

3 cups rolled oats

½ cup raw almonds, chopped - or sliced almonds

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

6 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

½ cup (85g), or more, finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Preheat the oven to 300°F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut, sugar, and salt. Stir well to blend.

In a small saucepan, warm the honey and oil over low heat, whisking occasionally – watch out! the oil will want to splash - until the honey is loose. Pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to combine well.

Spread the mixture evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden. Set a timer to go off halfway through the baking time, so that you can give the granola a good stir; this helps it to cook evenly. When it’s ready, remove the pan from the oven, stir well – this will keep it from cooling into a hard, solid sheet – and cool completely.

When cool, transfer the granola to a large bowl, storage jar, or zipper-lock plastic bag. Add the chocolate, and stir (or shake, if using a jar or bag) to mix.

from http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/03/all-we-ever-really-want-to-do.html

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