Mocha Granola

This Mocha Granola is full of chocolate, coffee, and almonds.  It makes a great late-night snack, breakfast, or afternoon pick-me-up!

Mocha Granola - a dessert-y granola full of coffee and chocolate! | Kristine's Kitchen

Hello Friends and Happy Friday! We’ve come to the final recipe of Granola Week! In case you missed any of this week’s recipes, here’s a quick recap.

This Tropical Granola is lightly sweetened with toasted coconut, almonds, and pineapple. | Kristine's Kitchen

We started the week with this Tropical Granola, filled with pineapple and coconut. I also shared 5 great reasons why you should make your own granola.

Deliciously crunchy Cherry Almond Quinoa Granola. | Kristine's Kitchen

Tuesday’s recipe was this super crunchy Cherry Almond Quinoa Granola. If you love almonds and dried cherries, you’ve gotta try this one.

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola - the easiest granola recipe | Kristine's Kitchen

Next up was this super simple 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola. Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you!

Honey Almond Flax Granola by Kristine's Kitchen.  A healthy and delicious way to start your day!

Yesterday I shared my favorite, Honey Almond Flax Granola. It’s light and crispy and filled with healthy ingredients.

 

And that brings us to today’s recipe… Mocha Granola. I’d say it’s the final recipe, but I’m sure it’s not. I know these won’t be the last granola recipes that I share with you! I just love granola too much to stop thinking up new flavors. I am excited to move on to some new types of recipes next week, though. I have some great posts lined up that I know you will love!

 

I’ve saved a special recipe for today. This. mocha. granola. I don’t even know where to start. It satisfies my cravings for both coffee and chocolate. In crunchy, oaty, granola form.  With a splash of milk, it’s perfection.  Some of the coffee-chocolate mixes in with the milk, and there are the dark chocolate bits, and the crunchy mocha oats and almonds… you get the idea.

Mocha Granola - a dessert-y granola full of coffee and chocolate! | Kristine's Kitchen

Like all of my granola recipes, you can easily make this in less than 20 minutes. The best thing about this recipe? It can pass for breakfast, snack, dessert… maybe even dinner? You love breakfast for dinner, right?

 

This mocha granola makes an amazing afternoon-pick-me-up snack. It’s also the perfect thing to enjoy in the late evening, when you’ve got the munchies but want something that can pass as sort of healthy, too. Right now, as I write this, I’m wishing I had a bowl of this mocha granola to snack on. Sadly, it’s all gone. (As you can imagine, it didn’t last long around here!)

Mocha Granola - a dessert-y granola full of coffee and chocolate! | Kristine's Kitchen

I wish I could close my computer and go mix up a quick batch right now, but it is 9:20p.m., and I just got home from a 12+ hour workday, so I’m a bit tired.  Tonight was Open House night at my school!  My 3rd graders learned to play the recorder and performed for their parents tonight.  I love to see their proud faces as they show their parents around the classroom!  A few of my students from past years came by to visit as well.  All around it was such a special night.

 

I do have to wake up at 5 tomorrow morning, so I’ll show some kitchen self control.  But come Saturday morning, you know what I’ll be doing. :)

Mocha Granola
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Serves: Makes 5 cups
 
This Mocha Granola is full of chocolate, coffee, and almonds. It makes a great late-night snack, breakfast, or afternoon pick-me-up!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups (340g) old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup (40g) raw almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. instant espresso powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (40g) dark chocolate, chopped
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together oats and almonds.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine water, honey, coconut oil, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt. Stir over medium-low heat until cocoa powder and espresso powder are completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour the cocoa mixture over the oats and almonds. Stir to evenly coat.
  4. Spread granola in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Bake 20-25 minutes more, until granola feels mostly dry to the touch. Be very careful not to burn it.
  5. Let cool completely on the pan. Once cool, stir in dark chocolate pieces.
  6. Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Source: Kristine's Kitchen original.

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Comments

  1. I’m MIA for a couple days and I miss all the goods! You’ve nailed this granola week, Kristine, all of them look incredible. But you definitely saved the best for last! The combo of chocolate and coffee for breakfast – wow, now we are talking. I wish I had a bowl right now! Pinned!

  2. I think I said this before, but I love all of your granola recipes! And this mocha one looks amazing! Chocolate, coffee, and almonds…the perfect combination! I’m definitely trying this one out soon. Have a great weekend, Kristine!

    • Thank you, Gayle! I’m so glad you are enjoying my granola recipes. You can’t go wrong with coffee and chocolate, can you? Happy weekend to you too!

  3. Did they play Hot Crossed Buns? I think that was the only recorder song I successfully played!

    You certainly did save the best for last! I am feasting through my screen! It’s probably best I don’t have this in my kitchen now…although you did say it only took 20 minutes…Pinned for tomorrow ;-)

    • Of course they played Hot Cross Buns! It’s always the first song they learn. It’s amazing how good some of them get in just a short amount of time. Thank you for the pin!

  4. Well this one has to be my favorite! Chocolate and Coffee??!! Perfect! I’ll will be making this for sure. I can see eating this for an afternoon snack or breakfast. Thanks for sharing all of your great granola recipes this week :-)

    • This granola is a great afternoon snack. If you’re like me, you always need a little something to get you through the rest of the day when naptime/quiet time hits. :) I’m glad you enjoyed my granola recipes!

  5. This is a brilliant idea! I’ve put espresso powder in cookies, brownies, cakes and pies but never once thought to add it to granola. Pinned!

  6. I loved the granola’s week! Finally I decided to make the tropical, moka and cherry one! I think I’m gonna show in my blog. I will said that recipes came from you, of course! I hope that you don’t mind it ;)

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed my granola week! I don’t mind at all if you share on your blog and link back to my posts. Have a great week, Eva!

  7. I’ve never made granola before, only purchased it in stores so when I found your blog I was excited but skeptical that I could pull it off. However I made it today and it was FANTASTIC! I love that my family can enjoy all the granolas without any of the processed chemicals often found in boxed types. thanks sooo much for your recipes!!

    • Amanda, your sweet comment made my day! I’m really glad you and your family enjoyed this granola. It is so much better than store-bought, both in taste and health!

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