NOTE: This is a re-post of an OLD recipe from 2009-2010 on my old wordpress blog before I got my own domain. Since I like this recipe. I have transferred it here. Any images marked with faylinameir.wordpress.com are still property of www.faylinameir.com and myself.
Chocolate Banana Granola
3 cups oats, soaked
2 ounces nuts (soaking optional), chopped
3 tablespoons ground cocoa
1/2 teaspoon oil
sweetener, optional & to taste
In a blender, (or food processor) blend the bananas together with the ground cocoa, oil, and if needed the sweetener of your choice. When mixture is smooth, dump into a bowl with your oats, and nuts. Mix thoroughly. Place in your dehydrator at 110 degree for 12-20 hours.About 6-8 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!
Makes: 3 cups granola, Preparation time: 2mins, Cooking time: 12 – 20 hours
Serving size 1/2 cup
(click photo for full size, rather big, but detailed as usual!)