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Chocolate Espresso Granola

Chocolate Espresso Granola-this sweet homemade granola is made with healthy ingredients but tastes SO decadent! Serve with yogurt, milk, or enjoy by the handful!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats or gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa or unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut flakes, cocoa, sugar, espresso powder, and sea salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  5. Pour the oat mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out in an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes and then stir. Bake for 5 to 10 more minutes or until granola is golden. It is hard to tell because of the cocoa powder, so check early, you can take a little off the pan and test it. The granola will crisp up as it cools.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and let the granola cool completely. DO NOT STIR while it is cooling. When completely cooled, you can stir in chocolate chips, if using. Enjoy with yogurt, milk, or by the handful.

Recipe Notes

The granola will keep in a sealed container or glass jar for up to one month in the pantry.