Homemade Chocolate Granola

Granola makes the perfect gift for the holidays. It is simple to make and almost everyone loves it.

Plus, it is a little healthier than a plate of cookies or candy. Not that we don’t all love sweet treats during the holidays, but healthy treats are also fun.

You can easily make a batch of regular homemade granola, pumpkin granola, strawberry granola, and this chocolate granola to give away as gifts. Wouldn’t a gift basket full of different homemade granola be a great gift to receive?

The first time I saw a recipe for Homemade Chocolate granola was from my friend JessieLeigh. I instantly knew I had to try the chocolate granola combination. I love chocolate and I love granola so I knew it would be a combination I would enjoy. My recipe is a little different than hers. And I think mine has a little more, or maybe a lot more chocolate, because you know you can never have too much chocolate. Her version has almonds in it, which I think would be a great addition if you can have nuts.

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Comments

  1. Yum! It’s been too long since I made chocolate granola. Next time, I want to add some toasted coconut to mine. :)

  2. I’m loving this one too. Thinking I’ll need to buy a pair of zubaz pants (those one’s from the 80s with expandable waistlines) just from all these delicious recipes I’m pinning from you, Lynn.

  3. I came to compare your recipe with the one I just recently came up with. The only major differences between your recipe and mine- I add a bit of instant coffee to mine, I’ve heard it enhances the flavor of chocolate, and of course the coconut, I have to add that! I don’t add chocolate chips but have put them in my bowl when I eat some. Is there a reason you heat up your wet ingredients? I always just mix the stuff together and dump it over the oats.

  4. Thanks for posted! I made this last night and it was sooo good. Much cheaper than my Chocolate Bare Naked Granola addiction!

  5. I love the idea of a granola sampler. Thanks for solving my Gift Dilemma!

  6. I am wondering if you intentionally left out the Vanilla in your recipe ? I have been looking at several and they have 1-2 tsp Vanillla added and not the chips. Just curious. I have your granola recipe cooling on the counter right now and I believe I will enjoy it with yogurt or as a bowl off goodness. Thanks for the recipe.

    • I use vanilla with some of my other homemade granolas, but for the chocolate I find that I don’t need it. The chocolate gives it enough flavor, but you could easily add it if you want it. As far as the chips, we love chocolate and the chips give it an extra chocolate flavor that we love. I hope you enjoy the granola.

      • I am going to try Cherry Preserves with the chocolate tomorrow! I will use the choc granola I already have made up and add some of the preserves, put that in the oven for 10 min and let it sit until cooled. Also have to get the strawberry made as well. :-)

  7. I was just curious what all a person can do with the granola after it’s made. For gift giving purposes, what are we supposed to tell the recipient(s) it’s good for? Cereal–like put milk over it? What else? I’m not super creative, but this is smelling good… and is pretty easy to do (and inexpensive).

  8. I just have to update you on the Chocolate Cherry Granola I just finished up! I put about a 1/4 cup of Cherry Preserves in a microwave safe bowl and microwaved the Preserves until it became liquid. Then I poured that over approx 2 cups Choc Granola (white and semi-sweet) tossed until well coated, turned out onto a greased cookie sheet, placed in the oven at 350 for 10 then removed to cool. It is REALLY Good!

  9. I cannot wait to try this!

  10. Once this is made up can you freeze it and for how long does it last? I’m thinking that if this passes the kids taste test then I’ll be making a larger batch but want to be able to portion it out. Thanks for the advice!!

  11. This was a hit!

  12. I have been searching for a chocolate granola recipe for almost three years! When our last baby was a few days old we bought some at our farmers market. It was 7$ for a little package (which we ate in 12 hours)! I have tried to recreate it but with little success. I believe what makes this so wonderful is the mixture of quick cooking and rolled oats. I have always used all rolled oats and with chocolate granola it made it difficult to chew after a while. Your recipe is perfect! Thank you!!!!

    • Thank you, that is really nice of you. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Homemade granola is one of my family’s favorite breakfast and I love sharing the recipes with my readers. Thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed it.

  13. This granola is a big hit. Someone asked if it can be frozen. I did freeze it with no problems at all.

  14. Im making this recipe AGAIN! Love it! It’s delicious on plain Greek yogurt. Thanks for the great recipe!!!

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