Chocolatey Hazelnut Granola


  • 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


  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.