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Chocolate Banana Granola

What you need: 

3 bananas
3 tablespoons ground cocoa
1/2 teaspoon oil
sweetener, to taste (optional)
3 cups oats, soaked 6 hours to overnight
2 ounces nuts, chopped & soaked 6 hours to overnight

What you do: 

1. In a blender (or food processor), blend the bananas together with the ground cocoa, oil, and sweetener. When mixture is smooth, dump into a bowl with your oats, and nuts. Mix thoroughly.
2. Place in your dehydrator at 110 degree for 12 to 20 hours. About 6 to 8 hours in, go ahead and break up the granola, this not only helps in drying but helps in the final product. The time depends on your environment, so after 12 hours, start checking, if you think it needs more time then give it more time.
I personally prefer almonds, cashews, and pecans in this recipe, but the nuts are your choice. Optionally you could use seeds instead of nuts, sunflower or pumpkin are my personal favorites. Enjoy!
Source of recipe: My personal recipe, came up with it sometime in 2009, been making it ever since!

Preparation Time: 
2 minutes, "Cooking" time: 12 to 20 hours
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
3
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

this recipe is delicious!!! :)

here's what i did differently:

-used raw oat groats in the mix BEFORE food processing, and used cooked oats stirred in the mix AFTER.  i also did not use nuts; and for a sweetener i used Tree of Life date sugar (just dehydrated dates ground to granules).

this dish definitely makes a wonderful breakfast cereal!!!

i even made it into bars and scored them with a knife prior to dehydrating, and it totally makes a great CLIF bar substitute!!!! :) i am so happy i found my clif bar substitute.

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The oats in the photo posted are cooked oats (it was all I had on hand) It tastes better with the oat groats :)

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