On my last visit to Orangette, I found the inspiration for something that I can actually eat rather than just envy, even in my advanced state of decrepitude. It needed quite a few changes, as carbs and calories and such have not yet intruded into her consciousness. (May she enjoy it as long as she can!) But her granola recipe has chocolate and so does mine, and that’s really all that matters.
I used chopped Chocoperfection bars in testing this recipe. One and one-half bars make 1/2 cup of chocolate chunks.
1/4 cup of rolled oats
1 egg white
1/4 cup of sugar-free dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 300°F.
Combine oats, coconut, almonds, seeds, sweetener, and salt and stir until blended. Beat the egg white until thick and stir into the mixture until evenly coated. Spread granola in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and break apart any lumps. Continue to bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely. Stir in the chocolate and cranberries. Serve with cream and additional sweetener, if desired. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
*You may use the recipes in Carb Wars for sugar-free Dried Cranberries and Chocolate Chips or use purchased cranberries and sugar-free chocolate bars or chocolate chips.
Molly's blog: http://orangette.blogspot.com/