French Chocolate Granola ~ A Dreamy Breakfast

While browsing through some of my favorite foodie blogs the other day, I came across this seriously delicious recipe for French chocolate granola on orangette.blogspot.com.
I love this recipe because it differs from the usual cinnamon and fruit varieties. Not to mention it smells divine when it is toasting in the oven. I’m looking forward to many a dreamy morning with this for breakfast! =)
Cook up a double batch you won’t regret it!



French Chocolate Granola
(adapted from Luisa Weiss, from Molly Wizenberg)
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup raw almonds, chopped
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
6 Tbsp. mild honey
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
½ cup, or more, finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Preheat the oven to 300°F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut, sugar, and salt. Stir well to blend.

In a small saucepan, warm the honey and oil over low heat, whisking occasionally – watch out! the oil will want to splash – until the honey is loose. Pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to combine well.

Spread the mixture evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden. Set a timer to go off halfway through the baking time, so that you can give the granola a good stir; this helps it to cook evenly. When it’s ready, remove the pan from the oven, stir well – this will keep it from cooling into a hard, solid sheet – and cool completely.

When cool, transfer the granola to a large bowl, storage jar, or zipper-lock plastic bag. Add the chocolate, and stir (or shake, if using a jar or bag) to mix.

Store in an airtight container. Serve with plain milk; soy milk and plain yogurt overwhelm the chocolate flavor.

Yield: about 5 cups


I’m considering doubling this recipe it is THAT good!






Voila! A perfectly toasted granola!




Lovely blue hydrangeas for our table…
Looking forward to each new day!

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