Ok, I realize it is not cold outside. I KNOW, it’s still summer! I am with you on this, trust me. But I was suddenly struck with a craving for hot chocolate and I was not about to wait for the dreaded winter that I still refuse to believe is just around the corner. This stuff is rich, creamy and chock full of antioxidants. You won’t even miss the dairy.
Crisp, satisfying and not too sweet, this granola is an excellent use for leftover almond (or other nut) pulp. The addition of oats and coconut give it substance and balance the chocolate and cherry flavors nicely. This granola smells amazing as it bakes and works especially well over yogurt, as well as over oatmeal or just eaten out of hand as a snack.
Rich and light, with a moist crumb and a hint of coconut, these brownies are an awesome way to use the leftover almond pulp that is quickly piling up in the freezer (if your freezer is anything like mine). I used 100% cacao cocoa power which makes an intensely dark brownie with a rich chocolate flavor. You will want to hide them!