Double Chocolate Granola – crunchy chocolate oat clusters, sliced almonds, flakes of coconut, and best of all – a decadent chocolate coating. Sprinkled with raw sugar for even more crunch. Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please!
What started out as a healthy breakfast turned into what I crave for dessert. This Double Chocolate Granola is super chocolatey and adds a sweet crunch to anything you sprinkle it on.
Ways to eat Double Chocolate Granola
Layered in a parfait, sprinkled over a yogurt bowl, or in a bowl with milk – the possibilities are endless with this Double Chocolate Granola. I even love eating it by the handful as a snack.
How to eat Double Chocolate Granola:
- Layered in a parfait
- Sprinkled over a yogurt bowl
- In a bowl with milk
- By the handful
- Sprinkled over a smoothie bowl
- Mixed into ice cream
- As part of a trail mix
- Sprinkled over waffles or pancakes
- Sprinkled over fruit
Depending on how you’re going to serve this Double Chocolate Granola, you could stir in some dried fruit. Dried cherries would be fantastic. Or dried oranges – yum! I haven’t added dried fruit to the recipe because I often serve it with a fresh fruit. Like in a Raspberry Yogurt Parfait.
How to make Double Chocolate Granola
Making homemade Double Chocolate Granola couldn’t be simpler:
- Combine the wet ingredients, cocoa, and brown sugar.
- Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients (except coconut and chocolate chips).
- Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring in the coconut in the last 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips and raw sugar.
And enjoy! It’s so easy!
Here’s the magic to this Double Chocolate Granola
You start out with a delicious homemade chocolate granola. (Which is so good I sometimes just eat it as is.)
When it comes out of the oven, you sprinkle chocolate chips over it and let it cool. The chocolate chips will become soft and melty from the heat of the granola, but they will keep their shape and solidify back to normal when they cool.
Now you have two options here. You can let the granola cool completely until the chocolate chips are hardened in which case you’ll have a chocolate – chocolate chip granola with chocolate chips fused into the clusters of granola.
Or, you can stir the softened chocolate chips into the granola, giving you puddles of chocolate throughout the granola and coating the clusters.
Both are amazing!
The final touch is a sprinkle of raw sugar for added crunch and sweetness. I sprinkle it on when the chocolate chips are still soft and melty, but not too warm. That way they stick to the chocolate without dissolving.
Why I love making my own granola
I love making my own granola. There are so many different flavor combinations and add-ins. You’re only limited by your imagination. Check out my post on Homemade Granola. It’s so easy to customize the:
- Oil – coconut, avocado, sunflower, canola, olive
- Sweetener – honey, maple syrup, agave, brown sugar
- Nuts and seeds
- Dried fruits
- Spices or other flavorings – chocolate! Or peanut butter, cinnamon
Quality granolas sell for a premium price. Homemade granola lets you control what ingredients you want to use at a much better price.
Double Chocolate Granola
coconut, and best of all – a decadent chocolate coating.
- 1/3 cup (66g) coconut oil (or other oil)
- 1/3 cup (119g) honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup (99g) brown sugar
- 1/3 cup (25g) cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups (240g) old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup (43g) sliced almonds
- ½ cup (37g) shredded coconut (I use sweetened)
- 1 ½ cups (275g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Raw sugar (or other coarse sugar) to taste
- Combine honey, coconut oil, vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
- Stir in oats and almonds. Mix thoroughly until the oats are evenly covered.
- Put granola mixture on a non-stick baking sheet or a baking sheet covered with baking parchment.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes.
- Add coconut to granola and stir gently.
- Bake another 15 minutes until granola is golden and fragrant.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle on chocolate chips.
- Either let cool without stirring if you want the chocolate chips to keep their shape, or stir the melted chocolate chips through the granola. Sprinkle on raw sugar to taste before chocolate completely sets.
- Let cool completely then break pieces of granola into clusters of desired size.
- Store in an airtight container.
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