This granola is a little bit more decadent than the granola I usually make, but it's really quite a treat. And all things considering, it's not that bad for you. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a clear winner, though I am dying to try it with hazelnut or almond butter next time. This granola is great with any milk - dairy or non dairy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon cocoa
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Spread the oats out in a baking pan. Mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and cocoa. If the peanut butter isn't blending, microwave the mixture for a minute. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the oats, and stir well to coat.
Cook for 35-45 minutes, stirring every five minutes, until the granola is dry and crunchy. Watch the granola carefully, because it can burn easily.
Variations: As I mentioned above, any other nut butter would work well as a substitution. Let me know if you play around with this one a bit!