Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola ~ This is for all you craving chocolate chip cookies but don’t quite want to invest in the butter and calories. I mean, it is January and like most of you I’m detoxing from all the holiday eats.
While this isn’t exactly detox food, it is way better for you than a chocolate chip cookie. Of course it will not be spot-on in flavor, but either is Chocolate Chip Cookie ice cream, but that doesn’t stop us, right?—so, same for this Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola.
Make it. Eat it. Sprinkle it over pretty much anything that needs a hit of sweet and crunchy. Or do as I did here and sprinkle it on yogurt, then give the ensemble a few drizzles of chocolate and caramel sauce. Slice up some bananas, throw them in there and call it breakfast or dessert—either way— you can’t go wrong.
A few notes:
- Make sure to to use rolled oats not quick-cooking oats.
- The recipe calls for Jamaican allspice, but any allspice will work. I prefer Jamaican allspice because it is a more piquant blend.
- Don’t be tempted to add the pecans and coconut in the everything else, or they will burn — follow the steps in the recipe.
- For the olive oil, I like a robustly-flavored one from Pompeian. It adds a nice, savory note against the sweet background of this granola recipe.