Molasses Granola

by Jenn on July 21, 2009

in Breakfast,Pastas and Grains,Snacks,Vegetarian

Warning – this post is not gluten free!

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If you haven’t noticed, I like my food to taste as indulgent as possible.  I am definitely one of those people that “lives to eat” rather than “eats to live”.  I think most foodies are.  It is a definite balance though, with pretty strict portion/calorie control and  trying to have a fairly active lifestyle, so that I don’t feel like I ever have to restrict myself from taste or flavor.  Some things I eat are totally healthy.  And others are purely indulgent.  I think I would put this granola in the indulgent category for sure.

Mmm granola.  Have you ever had molasses granola before?  If not, I HIGHLY recommend it.  This was more like eating candy than it was eating granola.  Completely crunchy, and completely sweet, I think breakfast is going to be the highlight of my day for a while :)

I based this recipe off of this cocoa-molasses granola recipe that i found over on Librari[d]an.  I made a gazillion changes (ok, not quite a gazillion, but a few), so am posting my adapted recipe here.

Unfortunately this is not gluten free, because I am too cheap to spend the $$$$ on gluten free oats.  They do exist though.  If you buy gluten free oats, this granola should be celiac friendly.