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Chocolatey Hazelnut Granola


  • 2 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds I used black sesame seeds because that's what I had on hand.
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons cocoa
  • 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.