Mocha Maple Granola

Mocha Maple Granola 


2 cups old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup melted Earth Balance (or butter/margarine)

2/3 cup chopped almonds

dash salt

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup coffee--brewed double strength

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


*Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Add oats and almonds to large baking dish. Toast 10 minutes, stirring twice. Add to a large bowl. Set aside.

*Add sugar, maple syrup, and coffee to saucepan. Heat over medium high heat. Reduce by 1/2. Remove from heat. Whisk together melted Earth Balance and reduced coffee mixture. Stir in salt and vanilla extract. Add syrup mixture to the oats and almonds. Add coconut. Stir. Press into pan. Bake ~20 minutes. Remove from oven. Break up the granola and let cool. Add chocolate chips before serving.