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10 Minute S’mores Granola

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10 Minute S'mores Granola

Granola is a fantastic snack for munching when you’re on the go – and because I have a bit of a sweet tooth, I happen to like my granola to be on the sweeter side. Sometimes, this means sweetening it up with dried fruits and a bit of sugar. Other times, it means adding in some chocolate. This recipe for 10 Minute S’mores Granola is a highly snackable granola that is easy to make and perfect for satisfying those random s’mores cravings!

The granola is made on the stovetop using a method that I’ve used before. Essentially, you combine all the granola ingredients, then cook them over medium heat while stirring to toast everything to a perfectly crunchy texture. The process takes about 5 minutes, then you just have to wait for the granola to cool before you add in the chocolate chunks and mini marshmallows. To keep this recipe under 10 minutes, I spread the granola mixture out on sheets of parchment on my countertop, which streamlines the cooling process and ensures that every piece of toasted oatmeal remains crisp!

I used chunked dark chocolate, but you can use milk chocolate if you like things sweeter or semisweet chocolate chips if you want to keep things simple. I recommend mini marshmallows over full-sized marshmallows because they fit in with the size of the other ingredients a bit better. I also added in a few tablespoons of cacao nibs for a bit of extra texture. Though small, the nibs enhance the chocolate flavor and their subtle crunch makes up for the fact that this granola recipe contains no nuts. Feel free to add in a handful of almonds or pecans, but if you add in toasted walnuts, you’ll be looking at rocky road granola instead of s’mores!

10 Minute S’mores Granola
3 cups whole rolled oats (oatmeal, not quick cooking)
3/4 cup crushed graham crackers (about 3 sheets)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 tbsp cocoa nibs

In a large bowl, combine oats, graham crackers, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour into oat mixture and stir until oats are completely coated. Pour mixture into a 10-inch skillet and cook over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes, or until oatmeal is toasted, while stirring continuously with a spatula. If using a smaller skillet, divide mixture into two batches.
Place a large sheet of parchment paper on your kitchen countertop and pour toasted granola mixture onto it, spreading it into a thin layer to cool. Once cool, transfer to a bowl and toss with chocolate chunks, cocoa nibs and mini marshmallows. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 5 cups.

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