Frugal Foodie Mama: Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola

Friday, February 12, 2016

Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola

Studded with sweet dried strawberries & mini chocolate chips, this easy to make Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola only tastes like a decadent treat... 

Studded with sweet dried strawberries & mini chocolate chips, this easy to make Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola only tastes like a decadent treat.



I am a BIG fan of the chocolate and fruit combos for Valentine's Day (or any day really ;) ). Cherries with chocolate? YES! Strawberries and chocolate? Heck yeah! 

Chocolate covered strawberries are just synonymous with Valentine's Day, am I right? So I decided to take a cue from this popular sweet treat for this time of year and transform it into a tasty & healthy granola perfect for pouring milk over, serving over top of your favorite yogurt, or for putting into pretty glass jars for easy gift giving. 

Typically I bake my homemade granola, but for this Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola I broke out my trusty cast iron skillet. I have been wanting to try and make a skillet granola for a while now. The cook time for a skillet toasted granola is about 1/3 of the usual baking time for granola. And the results? Whoa! I was not disappointed in the slightest with this skillet granola. :)

Studded with sweet dried strawberries & mini chocolate chips, this easy to make Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola only tastes like a decadent treat... 

Studded with sweet dried strawberries & mini chocolate chips, this easy to make Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola only tastes like a decadent treat.








Studded with sweet dried strawberries & mini chocolate chips, this easy to make Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola only tastes like a decadent treat.


Not only is this Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola the perfect sweet "treat" (not really though because it is pretty healthy-ish ;) ) for you to enjoy, but it can also make the perfect last minute Valentine's Day gift. Just scoop some into a pretty glass jar, tie on a red ribbon, and maybe a little gift tag that says something like "I love you berry much!". I know, corny but fun, right?


Studded with sweet dried strawberries & mini chocolate chips, this easy to make Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola only tastes like a decadent treat.





Yield: Serves 6
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Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola

Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola

Studded with sweet dried strawberries & mini chocolate chips, this easy to make Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola only tastes like a decadent treat.

prep time: 5 min cook time: 10 min total time: 15 min

ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Strawberry Skillet Granola

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil & honey together. Add in the cocoa powder, brown sugar, & salt. Cook, stirring about 2 minutes. Add in the oats and continue cooking & stirring until the oats are golden and toasted, about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and quickly fold in the dried strawberries & chocolate chips. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and allow to cool completely.
  3. Break up the granola, and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  4. Enjoy!
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