Chocolatey Hazelnut Granola

Chocolate hazelnut granolaIn some ways this granola sort of reminds me of no-bake cookies, although not quite as chocolatey or quite as sugary-sweet. It’s a breakfast-appropriate version. 🙂 Plus the addition of crunchy hazelnuts just gives it such a fun flavor! I especially love this paired with raspberries and strawberries.

Homemade granola recipeHomemade granola recipe The following recipe will make around 3 cups of granola. So you can enjoy this for a week or two (depending on how often you eat granola for breakfast or an afternoon snack). Or you can store it in a clean, glass jar, add a ribbon and gift to a friend. I would LOVE to receive some homemade granola from a friend.

Hint, hint to anyone that’s listening. 🙂

Easy homemade granolaChocolatey Hazelnut Granola, makes 3 cups.

2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (I used black sesame seeds because that’s what I had on hand.)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons cocoa
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the oats, nuts and seeds in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, salt, cocoa, syrup and extract.

How to make granola at homePour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir so that every piece gets coated. I like to use my (clean) hands for this step as I think it ensures each piece gets it’s fair share of coating. 🙂

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, remove and toss so all the pieces get roasted. Then continue baking.

Chocolate hazelnut granola Once cooled you are ready to serve with yogurt, milk, or however you like to enjoy your granola. Add just a little chocolate to your mornings! Enjoy. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

Chocolatey Hazelnut Granola

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds I used black sesame seeds because that's what I had on hand.
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons cocoa
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, nuts and seeds in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, salt, cocoa, syrup and extract.
  2. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir so that every piece gets coated. I like to use my (clean) hands for this step as I think it ensures each piece gets it's fair share of coating.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, remove and toss so all the pieces get roasted. Then continue baking.
  4. Once cooled you are ready to serve with yogurt, milk, or however you like to enjoy your granola.
  • I made this today with walnuts (because that’s what I had on hand), YUM. Maybe a teeny bit salty for me, but my boyfriend said it was fantastic the way it is and that I should keep making it forever haha. If you’re salt sensitive maybe back off the salt a little. Thanks for sharing this!

  • This recipe is great! I modified it slightly with what I had on hand: no hazelnuts or sesame seeds so I added more almonds, some shredded coconut and dried cranberries. This also makes me so excited for your recipe book to come out: I love that all your recipes are simple and can usually be made with items I have on hand. ?

  • Hi Britta,
    It’s from Kate Spade Saturday (which, sadly, is no longer in business).
    I’m regretting not buying a full set of these- they’re so cute!
    xx- Elsie

  • I guess you’ve had this question times and times again, but where’s that lovely two-toned cutlery from?

  • I’m about to eat dinner, but this makes we want to eat breakfast all over again. Is that weird? Hahaha.

    One last thing – I have a blog – www.bymybedside.com
    I would really appreciate it if you checked it out, you’re an absolute GEM for doing so 🙂 xxx
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  • sounds super delicious !!! i love chocolate and nutella so i am expecting this to be like that ? all your granolas are amazing and are finished in one day at my house ! x

  • My dad actually made me something very similar to this at the beginning of the year. I’ll have to show him this recipe! Looks delicious.

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  • This looks amazing! I’m so obsessed with granola, I can’t wait to try this recipe out! 🙂

  • Food with granola is very useful for the organism, but it can also become tastier.

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  • YUMMMM I love granola, and this recipe looks tastty and healthy

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  • I love LOVE LOVE things like nutella, so the chocolate hazelnut granola sounds right up my street! I have just made a lifestyle/cooking/baking blog and it would mean a lot if you could check it out, http://snapgracklepop.blogspot.co.uk Thanks!

  • love this recipe! I am a big fan of granola and love the simplicity and healthy ingredients in it – not to mention how delicious it looks. thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Yummmm!! We love granola! And it’s so hard to find granola without yucky ingredients like cornstarch. Love the idea of making our own!
    ♥ Heather and Melissa

  • Gosh this looks so yummy!
    I’m thinking about making my own granola for a while now,
    this is perfect timing for me.

    Thank you a lot for sharing this

    Celien | The Losing Struggle

  • Ohhh my gosh this looks so good! We love getting all different flavors of granola at the bulk aisle but have never made our own…I think we have to now!

  • hazelnuts + cocoa always remind me of nutella, and that is always a good thing! well, except for my waistline. i love how you sweetened this with maple syrup so it makes it a bit healthier. great recipe! (:

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • This sounds & looks amazing. I love chocolate and I love granola. Pinned this on my board!

  • This sounds sooo delicious! I love chocolate in my granola!

    Xx Casey
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  • this looks sooo delicious! I want to eat eat!! hope you have a lovely weekend!xxx

    Erika | Just That DIY

  • This looks delicious. I love making different kinds of breakfasts on the weekends for my kids, and I love that it has sesame seeds in it, too!

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  • Oh this looks so good! I love anything with hazelnut.. thanks for the recipe, I’ll be giving this a go! x

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  • I’ve made something similar but with coconut oil instead of olive oil. SO GOOD. I need to try using maple syrup as a binder; I’ve always used honey for my granola! Yum, I see granola-making in my near future.

  • It’s very simple, and delicious.

    What complicated granola have you seen??? Maybe I need to try that anyway. 🙂

    -Emma

  • This looks super delicious and simple to make compared to some granola recipes I’ve seen!

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