Cocoa Almond Granola

Chocolate Granola

Cocoa Almond Granola gives your everyday breakfast routine an upgrade — it’s full of all the good stuff like oats and almonds, with a little bit of cocoa to make it fabulous.

Did your mom ever let you buy Cocoa Krispies or Coco Puffs when you were a kid? Remember how your plain old white milk magically turned into chocolate milk by the time you were finished with the cereal?
That was so cool.


Cocoa powder in granola—why didn’t I think of that? I’ve been making homemade granola since college, and I thought I was being creative with it, but now see I was stuck in a rut. Chocolate takes granola into a new level. What a fabulous after school snack or decadent breakfast.

I used the super deep dutched cocoa, which is why my granola looks so dark, but I think regular cocoa powder would have been better, at least visually. If you’re in the mood to embellish, how about some tart dried cherries and mini chocolate chips


 


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Cocoa Almond Granola

Cocoa Almond Granola gives your everyday breakfast routine an upgrade — it’s full of all the good stuff like oats and almonds, with a little bit of cocoa to make it fabulous.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Yield 12
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place racks in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together oats, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar, honey, oil and butter. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Pour the warm sugar mixture over the oat mixture and toss with a wooden spoon. Toss until all of the oats and almond bits are at least moistened by the sugar mixture. Spoon mixture onto prepared baking sheets and place in the oven.
  • Bake granola for 30 minutes, removing from the oven to toss and stir 2 to 3 times during baking. Granola is done when it is toasted around the edges and fragrant.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 2 weeks.

Cook's notes

recipe from Joy The Baker Cookbook
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
 

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    Bo
    March 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I very rarely make graola, but this is one of the recipes I’m dying to try. btw gorgeous pictures.

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    Cathy
    March 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I’m going to make this for my running group- they’re going to love it!

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    Magnolia Verandah
    March 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Must look out for Joy the Baker – this looks sensational.

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    BeetleBuggy
    March 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Absolutely delightful! I’m bookmarking this. Btw, what cocoa powder do you use? It looks gorgeous in the photo and so unlike the normal ones I use.

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    Mary
    March 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

    5 stars
    Sue, the granola really sounds delicious. My fear would be I’d eat it out of hand and gain a hundred pounds. What the heck! We only live once :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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    Michelle
    March 3, 2012 at 4:05 am

    A grown up version of cocoa krispies. I like! Great pick this week!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    March 3, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I love Joy the Baker and I love granola too! (In fact, I have a recipe scheduled to post soon.) Great pics!

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    From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    March 3, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Cocoa granola sounds yummy though I don’t know if I have enough self control for this breakfast treat.

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    [email protected] German Kitchen...in the Rockies
    March 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I ordered the book yesterday and can’t wait for it to arrive. My family LOVES granola and this one would be a fantastic new addition. Thanks!

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    Lizzy
    March 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Mmmmmm….I love homemade granola! I rarely make it as I can’t seem to keep my hands off it…such temptation! I never would have thought to add cocoa, but it looks fabulous~

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