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Chocolate Coffee-Almond Granola Recipe

Chocolate Espresso Granola Recipe

This unique granola recipe is breakfast, a snack, a topping, a gift, or whatever you want it to be! It's bursting with delicious flavors in every crunchy bite!

Makes 8 cups

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword desserts for breakfast, great on-the-go snack, sweet breakfasts
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 448 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, adjust a rack to the center, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter with the sugar until smooth. Then mix in the syrup, vanilla, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt.

  3. Use a large spatula to fold in the almond meal, almonds and oats.
  4. Pour the granola mixture onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and use your hands or a flat-bottomed metal spatula to flatten out the mixture. It should be about 1/2-inch thick and cover most of the sheet.
  5. Roast in the preheated 350°F oven until the edges become golden brown, about 25 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet, at least 30 minutes

  7. Use your hands to break the granola apart into small pieces, and set aside.

    Or, to make granola bars, use a Chef's knife to cut the granola into any size you'd like (without the espresso beans).

  8. Add the chocolate covered espresso beans to a heavy duty zip-lock bag and seal it, making sure all the air is out. Use the bottom of a small sauté pan, or a flat-bottomed meat mallet to crush the beans. Then mix them into the granola.

  9. Keep the granola cereal or granola bars in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. (This will be good for a few days, but the fresher, the better -- if it seems to have lost its crunch, just spread it out on a baking sheet and roast it for 5 to 10 minutes in a 350 degree F oven.)

Recipe Notes

You can still make this if you don't get (or have) the coffee syrup. Instead you can use 1/2 cup dark maple syrup and add an extra tablespoon of the espresso powder.

If you're on a gluten-free diet, just be sure to purchase oats that specifically say they are gluten-free.