Mocha Hazelnut Granola

mocha granola

This recipe is for all my fellow home-schooling parents who are in need of an almighty lift in the mornings right now!

This Vegan Mocha Hazelnut Granola contains a mixture of all your favourite flavours (coffee, chocolate, chocolate / hazelnut) in one easy, delicious breakfast.

With the hint of coffee flavouring (coming from freshly-ground beans) and the richness of chocolate and hazelnut, it’s utterly addictive. So, apologies in advance for that…

I hope you enjoy it too!

Sam x

Mocha Hazelnut Granola

Ingredients:

  • Creates 1 batch (enough for four – depending on how greedy you are with granola!)
  • 3-4 tbsp vegan butter (I use Naturli) or coconut oil – I used 3 tbsp, but use 4 for a chunkier granola
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup or agave, to taste
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly-ground coffee (I used Cheerful Buddha CBD coffee)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 150C, then line a large baking tray.
  2. In a large pan, gently heat the butter or oil until melted. Remove from the heat, then whisk in the cacao, maple / agave, coffee and vanilla. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together the oats and hazelnuts. Fold in the chocolate / coffee mix and stir until combined and the oats are completely coated. Add sea salt to taste. Place on the pre-prepared baking tray and pop into the oven to bake for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly golden. Turn off the oven and allow the granola to cool in the oven, with the door open (this helps it to crisp).
  4. Once cool, stir through mixed seeds and chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Author: Sam

I'm a freelance health, food and fitness journalist, busy mama and recipe creator!

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