One of our favorite things, our meaning Elizabeth, Paul and I, to eat is Bear Naked's Chocolate Granola. It's becoming scarcer at our local grocery store, and I've never seen that flavor at the Whole Foods, so Elizabeth and I are attempting to create our own recipe of something similar. This one, while not exactly like Bear Naked's, was pretty tasty.
6 cups organic quick oats (Elizabeth doesn't like "those big oats")
1/3 cup organic flax seeds
1/3 cup raw organic sunflower seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cups slivered nuts (we used organic almonds this time)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 cup organic vegan chocolate chips
1/3 cup raw honey (local, if possible)
3/4 stick organic butter
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Mix together all dry ingredients. Heat butter and honey together over low heat until blended. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix well. Spread mixture out in large rectangle baking dish or cookie sheet. Bake for 15 min, stir, bake for 10 more, stir, bake for 10 more or until oats start to look slightly brown (which might be hard to tell with the chocolate). Let rest in pan until granola is cool. Store in tightly covered container.