Granola is one of my favourite things to eat in the morning with fresh homemade yogurt or thick Greek style yogurt. I didn’t always like yogurt or granola, it all started 7 years ago when I was pregnant with my son…talk about cravings!
I was visiting my friend Penny in Chicago and quickly got addicted to a local made chocolate granola. Needless to say, I packed up a suitcase worth to take home and to eat for the duration of my pregnancy haha and she was nice enough to mail me a quick fix when I ran out.
Eventually I started making my own with a newborn in tow, in between naps and feedings. I have so many recipes 7 years later but this one is a definite favourite. I love hazelnuts and I love chocolate, so what could be better! Even my son loves it!😉
Chocolate Hazelnut Granola Recipe
Preheat oven to 350°F
Line a baking sheet lined with parchment
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1 tsp ground vanilla bean
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp kosher Salt
2 tblsp almond oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/8 cup water
1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped
In a large bowl combine the oats, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Mix well.
Add the almond oil, maple syrup and water. Mix until all the oats are saturated.
Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 10 min.
Remove and add the chopped hazelnuts.
Return to the oven and bake another 10 minutes.
Turn the oven off and leave in for 5-10 minutes more.
Remove and let it cool completely.
Add the chopped chocolate and transfer the granola to a large mason or weck jar.
Enjoy with milk, yogurt or with your favourite dessert as a topping.