Sunday, January 31, 2010
granola with nibs
You may think there are raisins in the image above. In reality, they are tiny currents. But the majority of the little black blobs are cocoa nibs and chunks of 60% Ghirardelli chocolate.
The addition of chocolate does not automatically signify the addition of sugar. This granola is for chocolate lovers - those who love the rich taste of chocolate. This is not a sweet granola; however, the chocolate flavor is primary.
The darker the chocolate, the more health benefits therein contained. "Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables." (link to more healthy chocolate facts here)
Into the next batch of chocolate granola, I think I'll add a pinch of cinnamon or maybe some espresso powder.
Heart healthy February. You can find the recipe here.