Baked Chocolate Coffee Granola Recipe
Because munching should be timeless and worry-free!
Words by Ashley
Updated: Some days ago
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Granolas can be tricky for the noobs, but once you get hold of them there’s no going back. They taste much better than the packaged cereals and the best part is that they require only a few ingredients to stir up.
You always have the option of picking up granola packages from the store aisle, but you can lower the calories down by only mixing and baking a granola at home.
To get you on the kitchen floor, I have a recipe that delights. You can bake this chocolate coffee granola by mixing and baking a few basic ingredients like rolled oats, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and some chocolate chunks as per your liking (white or dark).
You can experiment with the recipe once you become a pro in the basic recipe. The options are innumerable.
Where can you use this granola?
Granolas are commonly eaten at the breakfast table, but this one is special because you can take it as a guilt-free snack at any time of the day. Moreover, you can pack it in small portions when you’re going camping. It will serve the purpose of a healthy brekkie or a hearty snack.
You can also share some goodness packed in a jar with your loved ones on festivals. They will enjoy a homemade treat stirred up with care and love.
Why should you pick this recipe?
There are two main reasons to pick up this recipe. It is a guilt-free(read extra calorie-free) recipe suitable for weight watchers. You don’t need to put tons of sugar only to enhance the flavor.
The other one is its convenience to pull off correctly. You only need to follow the recipe to get the perfect granola serving at home.
Here’s the ingredients’ list:
- Rolled oats
- Instant Coffee
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
- Nuts of your choice (cashew nut, almonds, peccans, hazelnut etc)
- Add ons like chia seeds or dried fruits such as dried plum, dried dates, dried blueberries etc (Optional)
Let’s roll it:
The most important step before starting to bake something is to prepare the baking pan or dish. You have to line a baking dish with parchment paper with a light oil spray. Once you’re done with the dish prep, turn on your oven and set it at 275 degree Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
Do not miss these steps even if you’re doing it for the first time.
Next, whisk the coconut oil, instant coffee, and cocoa powder together. If the coffee is granulated, first dissolve it in water to avoid clumping in the dish.
Pour this mixture over the rolled oats, and put the oats in the prepared baking dish.
Put the baking dish in the oven and let the granola bake.
It will take 25-30 minutes of baking to get crisp granola.
Add the chocolate chunks, dried fruits and nuts.
You can take this chocolate coffee granola on its own or you can add it to a cup of milk or yogurt. Whichever way you choose, you are going to enjoy this light and healthy snack.
How to store it if it lasts?
Although there’s no chance of having leftover granola, in case you have some, put it in an airtight container and store it in a cool place.
It doesn’t need refrigeration, but avoid storing it in a damp place so that it doesn’t catch fungus.
There can be a lot of alternative recipes for granola, but this one wins the game due to its sugar-free nature and adaptability to variations. You can customize this recipe according to your preferences.
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