I scoured the web and to my dismay, there was not a chocolate granola recipe to be found. So, I adapted this one from the ingredients list on a Kaia Foods bag of cacao bliss crunchies. Be careful -- this is deliciously dangerous even before it makes it into the dehydrator. My roommate and I had to cut ourselves off...

Recipe Directions

1. Soak the buckwheat, seeds, and walnuts 6-8 hours or overnight (if you prefer sprouting buckwheat, plan ahead).
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (I crumbled the walnuts into little pieces before adding to bowl). A large spoon works well to mix everything up -- but clean hands make the experience a bit more sensual! if you want a less chunky, more blended appearance, you could throw all the ingredients except the buckwheat into a food processor for 20-30 seconds, then transfer to bowl and stir in buckwheat.
3. Spread on two teflex sheets. Dehydrate at 115 degrees (or whatever you want) for 8-12 hours, or as long as it takes to get the crunchiness level you like.
4. indulge on it's own as a snack or with seed or nut milk.

Mandolyn08's Thoughts

I scoured the web and to my dismay, there was not a chocolate granola recipe to be found. So, I adapted this one from the ingredients list on a Kaia Foods bag of cacao bliss crunchies. Be careful -- this is deliciously dangerous even before it makes it into the dehydrator. My roommate and I had to cut ourselves off before we ate the whole batch straight from the bowl. In the morning, I plan to have this with hazelnut milk, sliced bananas, and raspberries. And then I will need a cold shower. I will try to remember to put up a picture when this is all ready, but really, do you need any more convincing that this recipe will rock your socks?

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Well, I ended up making it with a combination of 1 tsp vanillin (which is not as vanilla-y as one might imagine) & 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Oh my gosh. It's not even finished dehydrating and I just keep sneaking bites. It's INCREDIBLE!

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I'm hoping to make this tomorrow, after I went on a mad dash to locate vanilla powder, to no avail.
But perhaps someone can assist me. There are different types of vanilla powder, as far as I can tell... there is a dark powder that is made of ground vanilla beans, and there is a tan powder that I believe involves dextrose and vanilla bean extractives. There is also vanilla sugar. Can anyone enlighten me as to which one is appropriate for this recipe?
Thanks!

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geez-- I am soo hungry now and sitting at work =(

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Fee's Review

Cacao Grawnola Ecstasy
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I made this today - I halved the recipe as I will be the only one eating it and I know it's not going to last long!! Its lovely and goes nicely on a sliced banana for dessert.

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Graceful Heather's Review

Cacao Grawnola Ecstasy
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Mmmm...chocolate for breakfast - my favourite!!! Thank you! :D

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