Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark

Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark

Introducing, my lovely plant-based friends, this Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark recipe. It’s seasonal, it’s delicious, and it’s incredibly easy to make! What’s not to love? Ready to give it a go? The recipe is below for you!

Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark
Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark

How to Make Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark

If you’re going to make this Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark recipe, you’ll need the following…

  1. Rolled oats: Serve as the base ingredient, imparting a hearty texture and fiber to the bark. They also toast up nicely, providing a satisfying crunch.
  2. Ground flaxseed: Offers a nutritional boost with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and a slightly nutty flavor. It aids in binding the ingredients together and contributes to the overall texture.
  3. Pecans: Provide a rich, buttery taste and a satisfying crunch. Pecans contain healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals like magnesium and zinc, enhancing both flavor and texture while adding a distinct nuttiness.
  4. Maple syrup: Acts as a natural sweetener that binds the ingredients together. It brings a unique sweetness and depth of flavor, complementing the other components.
  5. Nut butter (almond or cashew): Adds creaminess, richness, and a subtle nuttiness to the bark. It contains healthy fats, protein, and contributes to binding the ingredients together.
  6. Brown sugar: Enhances sweetness and adds a caramel-like depth to the bark’s flavor profile. It complements the natural sweetness of maple syrup and contributes to the overall richness.
  7. Coconut oil or melted butter: Acts as a binding agent, helping to hold the granola together while providing moisture and richness. Coconut oil brings a slight tropical flavor while butter offers a rich, creamy taste.
  8. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger: These spices add complexity and warmth to the bark. Cinnamon contributes a sweet-spicy flavor, nutmeg adds earthiness, and ginger offers a hint of heat, creating a well-rounded and aromatic taste profile.
  9. Salt (pinch): Balances the sweetness and enhances the overall flavors of the bark. It helps to bring out the other tastes present and adds a subtle savory note.

For the topping:

  1. Dark chocolate (melted): Adds a luxurious and indulgent layer to the bark. Dark chocolate not only provides a rich taste but also offers antioxidants and a slightly bitter contrast to the sweetness of the granola.
  2. Fine or flaky salt (optional): If used, provides a contrasting flavor to the sweetness of the chocolate. It enhances the overall taste by adding a touch of saltiness that complements the richness of the chocolate.
Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark

Chocolate Pecan Granola Bark

Georgina Burgess
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Healthy Snack, Snack
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp nut butter of choice almond or cashew works well
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil or melted butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (optional)
  • Pinch salt

For topping:

  • 100-150 grams good quality dark chocolate melted
  • Pinch fine or flaky salt optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 160C and line a baking sheet with baking paper
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients
  • Press onto the baking sheet in one layer
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the tray around so it bakes evenly. Bake for a further 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let it cool completely before removing and covering with melted dark chocolate and a small sprinkle of salt . Break into pieces and enjoy! Store in an airtight container for upto 1 week.

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