In 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.
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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.
Chocolatey 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.
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. 🙂
Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, remove and toss so all the pieces get roasted. Then continue baking.
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
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- 2 ¼ cups oats (old fashioned)
- ¼ cup almonds (sliced)
- ½ cup hazelnuts (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (I used black sesame seeds)
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 teaspoons cocoa
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ½ 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, remove and toss so all the pieces get roasted. Then continue baking.
- 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!
P.s. I’ve been using it to make yogurt breakfast parfaits with blueberries!
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. ?
YUM! Yes please!
This looks amazing!
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!
? I need to try this – thanks for sharing! Looks amazing. Xxx
I guess you’ve had this question times and times again, but where’s that lovely two-toned cutlery from?
I’ve never made granola at home. I think I could do this!
Ah! This looks absolutely delicious!
I’m about to eat dinner, but this makes we want to eat breakfast all over again. Is that weird? Hahaha.
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I would really appreciate it if you checked it out, you’re an absolute GEM for doing so 🙂 xxx
(I’ll even give you an invisible gift hehehehe)
This looks so delicious!
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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
Love this! Going to try!
This looks amazing! I’m so obsessed with granola, I can’t wait to try this recipe out! 🙂
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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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