Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

by Charlie Rioux on June 13, 2011

There is not much to say about how I thought of this recipe.

I think about new granola recipes all the time. They say guys think about sex every minute. I think about granola every minute. Some minutes are also reserved to chocolate recipes. Because chocolate makes everything good. So triple chocolate granola is just a normal step in my baking experiments. And is there a better nut than hazelnut to add to it? Ever heard of Nutella?

Ok, I’ll admit I didn’t think of adding hazelnuts because of Nutella.
I wanted to make a simple triple chocolate granola with dark and white chocolate. But there I was, at the grocery store, staring at the chocolate, and realizing they didn’t have my white chocolate (I use Lindt). It took me a while to accept it and look at what they did have.

This is when I saw the Ritter Sport chocolate. When I worked in a grocery store, I used to share Ritter Sport milk chocolate with whole hazelnuts with a coworker. And this chocolate was a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
This is how I had the idea of adding hazelnuts: I saw the white chocolate with whole hazelnuts. And all I could think was YUM.

Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

Print recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp earth balance (or butter), melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g hazelnut white chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate

Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix oats, rice cereal, chia seeds, hazelnuts, cocoa powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk melted earth balance, honey and vanilla extract. Pour on dry ingredients and toss until well coated. Spread on the baking sheet and bake on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Let cool on baking sheet, then transfer to a bowl and add chopped chocolate. Store in air-tight container.

Makes 6 cups granola.

This granola was amazing, but do I really need to tell you? It is not overly sweet, and the hazelnuts really come out. The main flavors come from the hazelnuts and the chopped chocolate!

Leave a Comment

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Torviewtoronto June 14, 2011 at 1:30 AM

delicious looking granola looks fabulous

Reply

Danielle June 14, 2011 at 3:04 AM

incredible im gonna have to try this…maybe only because you mentioned nutella….and dark chocolate..oh hell i like it all!

Reply

Kate@Diethood June 14, 2011 at 3:47 AM

YES! Another granola recipe… I love these! And this one is triple chocolate…fabulous!

Reply

Ally Lynn June 14, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Chocolate and hazelnuts are destined to be together, like peanut butter and jelly. And to have this combo in a healthy way? Priceless.

Reply

Wilde in the Kitchen June 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Wow! I would have such a hard time not eating the entire batch! This looks so good!

Reply

Carolyn June 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM

I now proclaim you the Queen of Granola. This is outstanding! More dessert than breakfast.

Reply

Tiffany June 16, 2011 at 12:23 PM

I love all of the different textures you've got going on! I bet it was like an explosion in your mouth! Mmmmmmmm

Reply

briarrose June 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

I do love granola, but triple chocolate….that's just dangerously addictive.

Reply

Roxana GreenGirl June 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Triple chocolate and granola, what's not to love. Wish I had a big bowl, yummy

Reply

Laurence June 18, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Tu dois te partir ta compagnie de granola!!!

Reply

kita June 21, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Ooh yeah! This granola has me excited. I would roll up my sleeves and get to it right away if I knew where I could get my hands on some hazelnut white chocolate. :)

Reply

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family August 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Wow this looks fabulous and easy.
I don’t know I haven’t tried to make my own granola before. Seeing your recipes though makes me want to give it a try :)

Reply

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: