Chocolate Chip Granola Breakfast Triangles

Chocolate for breakfast?  Oh yes.  These little treats are hearty enough and healthy enough to be considered breakfast in my opinion.  I love how great they go with a good cup of coffee.  They are also a  nice little afternoon snack.

This recipe is inspired by one I found in
Everyday Happy Herbivore: Over 175 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan RecipesShe calls them Granola Bars, but when I think of a granola bar, I want oowy, goo-ey and chewy!  These are not.  These are more like a hearty breakfast cookie.  They are not to sweet, which one of my girls complained about.  The other two loved them and so did I.  It was just a nice change to have a treat that is not overly sweet.

These triangles contain ingredients I always have on hand, so I will be making them often.  They are super easy, just throw all the ingredients into a bowl and stir!

Chocolate Chip Granola Breakfast Triangles
2 c of oats (her recipe called for instant, I used whole.  I’m not sure it matters..)
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp unsweetened applesauce (or sweetened, whatever you have)
6 tbsp honey (original recipe called for agave nectar, again whatever you have)
4 tbsp chocolate chips (vegan or regular)
2-4 tbsp sugar (optional) (taste the dough. Not sweet enough for you?  Add a bit of sugar)

Stir all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  They will appear too dry at first, but they’re not–keep mixing!

Once combined, let the batter rest while the oven preheats to 325 degrees.

Grease a bread pan and pack the mixture down firmly and tightly.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden, firm and light brown around the edges.

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before cutting.  Cut into triangles.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Breakfast Triangles
Substitute 1 tbsp of peanut butter for 1 tbsp of applesauce.  Combine peanut butter with applesauce and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds so peanut butter softens.  Whisk together and use as directed.

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  • Anonymous
    April 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

    looks so yummy! any idea on how many calories and fat in each serving?

  • Marianne
    February 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Any clue how many servings are in this recipe? Or suppose to be? Ha ha. Just don’t want to overeat on them.

  • Budget Design Girl
    February 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Looks good. Must try these!

  • Rachel
    February 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    So excited to try this. My son (3 yo) loves chocolate chip granola bars, but the healthier ones are so expensive!

  • Candace
    February 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea. This recipe allows you to have that without the guilt. I can’t wait to give these a try. Thanks!

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