30-Minute Paleo Chocolate Supergreens Granola
I'm not sure that there is a child from the 80's that didn't beg their parents to let them have chocolate cereal for breakfast.
Cocoa Puffs. Cocoa Pebbles. Cocoa Krispies. You name it. If it promised chocolate for breakfast, I wanted it.
I'm sure my parents dreaded taking me to the grocery store when I was a kid, as I undoubtedly begged and pleaded for the treat of chocolate cereal for breakfast. And as far as I can recall, my parents never gave into the tears shed over the uber-processed and nutritionally bereft chocolate cereal (props, Mom and Dad). And I honestly hadn't thought about my longing for chocolate cereal in ages....until a few weeks ago.
So, there I was one Tuesday morning in the kitchen. Alice had requested my 30-Minute Grain Free Granola with a splash of almond milk for breakfast and we were working together to get it into the oven quickly so we could get ready for work and school while it cooked. As I reached into the cupboard for my chia seeds, my eyes fell on my bag of Paleovalley Supergreens.
“Ohhhhh those would be a nice addition to the granola! A little secret kick of super food and veggies...but I’d probably need to make it chocolate to mask the green color," I thought.
And then it all came flooding back to me. My longing for chocolate cereal as a kid. And while I, as an adult, am very capable of going out and buying myself a box of Cocoa Pebbles, I wasn't about to do that. Because now as a grown adult, I know why my parents said "no" to those cereals week after week. Because they weren't actually a breakfast....just a sugary treat in the form of a cereal.
But, maybe...I could make a chocolate cereal that would actually pass for a solid, nutrient-dense breakfast. Just maybe....
I kept thinking about it. Paleo Chocolate Supergreens Granola....an easy, make-ahead breakfast that offers all the convenience of boxed breakfast cereals, but that is loaded with healthy fat, fiber, supergreens and (best of all) CHOCOLATE. And, let's be real....who doesn’t want an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast?!
If you have been following me for a while, you know that I love to dump Paleovalley Supergreens into all the things. Smoothies. Donuts. Cookies. Muffins. If I can add a tablespoon of supergreens to the mix to get extra goodness into my family like (Spirulina, Kale, Organic Spinach, Broccoli Sproute, Reishi Mushroom, Ginger Root, Turmeric and carrot to name a few), then you better believe that I was going to do it. And 30-Minute Paleo Chocolate Granola seemed like the perfect place to sprinkle those glorious supergreens next!
And guys, what I created totally competes with those chocolately cereals from our youth! Its crunchy, nutty, perfectly sweet, loaded with protein, fiber and hidden greens, is super quick and easy to make....and best of all, totally chocolately and totally delicious.
It has become our perfect quick breakfast and on-the-go snack. Try it with some coconut yogurt and a few berries berries for an easy breakfast or snack when you don't feel like cooking and thank me later!
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- 1 cup chopped raw cashews
- 1 cup chopped raw almonds
- 1 cup chopped raw pecans
- 1/3 cup cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon Paleovalley Supergreens powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar