PB & Chocolate Collagen Granola
When a peanut butter and chocolate craving strikes you better submit because sometimes your body just needs chocolate and peanut butter.
The past couple of week’s I’ve been so off of my normal routine, my hubby has been gone for almost a week, my daughter and I have gotten sick and I’ve been just feeling down, sluggish and had major cravings! While this is my variation of a healthy pb & chocolate craving by no means do I never cave! I mean, I indulged in ice cream last night and regular chocolate over the weekend so there’s that. However, trying to stay on track yet also satisfy my sweet tooth this was a great options!
This has been great this week for on-the-go snacks, I had it as cereal one morning, also topped my greek yogurt with it and its been so great to have a bunch on hand to grab when I need something fast!
Relatively easy recipe in the crock pot of course! You can use ALL of the ingredients or just stick with the basic, you decide!
With the help of my 14 month old daughter I took these photos after they are stored and I thought they were too cute not to share! She couldn’t keep her hands off of them! She loves playing with the food and helping me to set up for some food photography shoots!:)
1 1/2 cups whole grain oats
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 scoop vital proteins collagen *optional
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup pb
2 tbsp hemp seeds *optional
1 cup raw cashews
2 tbsp coconut oi
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes *optional
1/2 cup honey or your fav sweetener
Literally dump and cook. Turn your crock pot on to high and let heat up. Add your coconut oil and let it start to melt.
Add all of the ingredients above. Gently stir to mix it up and let cook for approx an hour!
Mixture should be slightly browned and chunked together slightly.
Pour ingredients on to parchment paper and let cool for approx 10-15 minutes. Store in air tight container.
Enjoy! Top with you favorite smoothie, yogurt or have as cereal!