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.