This Mocha Granola is full of chocolate, coffee, and almonds. It makes a great late-night snack, breakfast, or afternoon pick-me-up!
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.
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!)
More Homemade Granola Recipes:
- Easy Homemade Granola Recipe
- Peanut Butter Granola
- Tropical Granola
- Honey Almond Flax Granola
- Pumpkin Spice Granola
- 4 cups o ld-fashioned oats, (340g)
- ½ cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped, (40g)
- 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 dark chocolate, chopped, (40g of 65%-78% cacao preferred)*
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together oats and almonds.
- 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.
- Pour the cocoa mixture over the oats and almonds. Stir to evenly coat.
- 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.
- Let cool completely on the pan. Once cool, stir in dark chocolate pieces.
- Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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!
Thanks, Mary Frances! I hope you enjoyed your time away. You should really try this mocha granola. It’s amazing! Thanks for the pin. 🙂
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!
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!
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!
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!
It just makes sense, doesn’t it? Coffee… breakfast… perfection! Thanks for stopping by, Allison!
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!
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!
It’s so funny, but just this morning I thought to myself I need to make a granola with espresso in it — and here’s your lovely mocha granola! You saved the best for last in granola week — it looks amazing, Kristine! Pinning to try.
Too funny, Marcie! Great minds! 🙂
This is, without a doubt, the best granola recipe I’ve found! Occasionally, I’ll add a bit of shredded coconut, though it definitely isn’t needed. Thank you!