Cook's Hideout: Chocolate Granola

August 18, 2015

Chocolate Granola

Blogging Marathon# 55: Week 3/ Day 2
Theme: Kid's Delight -- Healthy Breakfasts
Dish: Chocolate Granola
Today's kid friendly breakfast happens to be my favorite too. I couldn't stop myself munching on this delicious and addictive granola. Recipe for this chocolate granola is from Bobby Flay's 'Brunch with Bobby' cooking show. I had the recipe bookmarked for a very very long time and finally made it for the kids.
Granola with Chocolate & Raisins
Original recipe is with chocolate and coconut, but I skipped adding the coconut chips and coconut extract to the granola because I didn't have neither at home. But even without them, granola tasted amazing.

Granola with Chocolate and Raisins
It can be served with warm or cold milk or even sprinkled on yogurt. My kids loved eating it as is. It can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Sending this over to Healthy Breakfasts for Kids event hosted by lovely LavinaKid's Delight is the brain child of our lovely organizer Valli.
Granola with Chocolate & Raisins
Recipe adapted from here:
Rolled Oats - 2½cups
Whole Raw Almonds - ½cup, coarsely chopped
Bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips - ¼cup 
White chocolate chips - ¼cup
Coconut Oil - ¼cup
Cocoa powder - ⅓cup
Honey - ¼cup
Granulated Sugar - ¼cup
Fine Sea Salt - a pinch
Vanilla extract - ¼tsp
Raisins or dried cherries - ¼cup (optional)

  • Adjust the baking rack in the oven to the middle rack. Preheat oven to 275°F. Brush a baking sheet with cooking spray or 1tbsp coconut oil.
  • In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder, honey, sugar and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook, whisking continuously until smooth and the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the vanilla extract. Keep warm.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats and almonds. Add the cocoa mixture and mix with a spatula until the oat mixture is completely coated with the cocoa mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and press into an even layer.
  • Bake for 50 minutes. Turn off the oven and stir in the raisins or dried cherries (if using). Put the baking sheet baking in the warm oven for 30 minutes longer. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, break the granola into pieces and toss in the chocolate chips. Store in an aitight container for up to 2 weeks.
Granola with Chocolate & Raisins

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 55.


  1. I guess you might want to check your font Pavani. The measure for cocoa powder is not showing up properly. But the granola looks delicious. I have tried one version from Passionate about baking long back.

  2. This is so delicious. Am bookmarking this!

  3. Love the setup Pavani..this will surely make such a delicious breakfast!

  4. I love granola to bits. This chocolate version sounds just as tempting.

  5. Wow looks delicious! Do link it to my event for healthy breakfast recipes for kids ..thanks :)

  6. Chocolate granola looks amazing.Bookmarked.


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