Double Chocolate Granola

Double Chocolate Granola

My favorite flavor of yogurt is pomegranate, followed closely by raspberry. I never expected to love pomegranate yogurt, especially since I don’t love pomegranates on their own, but it’s really won my heart. And the best way to eat it is with something chocolate on top. The creamy, tart and sweet yogurt with deep, dark chocolate is just too good for words.

Of course after I loaded up my shopping cart with pomegranate yogurt over the weekend I came home and immediately decided to make chocolate granola. The last time I had chocolate granola it was store-bought and—though good—it was really lacking something: More chocolate. This granola has cocoa powder baked onto the oats, and then is hit with melted chocolate and chocolate chips after it’s done. The result is pure clustery chocolate goodness.

Double Chocolate Granola Serving

Give this granola a nutty twist by mixing in toasted almonds or salted peanuts along with the chocolate chips.

Double Chocolate Granola

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 2 3/4 cups):

  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons liquid sweetener
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided

Double Chocolate Granola Clusters

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, oil, cocoa powder, cane sugar, salt, sweetener, and water.
  3. Lay the uncooked granola on a non-stick baking tray in a 1/2-inch thick layer.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, breaking up the oats occasionally until they’re stiff and dry.
  5. Transfer the hot granola into a bowl with 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Mix the granola as the chocolate chips melt, covering them with the melted chocolate.
  6. Once the granola has cooled completely, toss the granola to break apart any large clusters and add in the other 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  7. Serve in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.  

Double Chocolate Granola 2

I’m going to need more yogurt.

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12 Responses to Double Chocolate Granola
  1. Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
    July 16, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Holy yum!! That would last 2 weeks here! 🙂

  2. sally @ sally's baking addiction
    July 16, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Love this granola recipe! Can never have enough chocolate right? I am a granola fanatic, too. Saving this one!

  3. BroccoliHut
    July 16, 2012 | 8:19 pm

    I once attempted to make a granola with chocolate chips in it, but I neglected to let the mixture cool before adding the chips so I ended up with a melty mess. Good call to wait til it’s completely cool!

  4. Jen
    July 16, 2012 | 8:49 pm

    You must go through a phenomenal amount of chocolate, peanut butter and bananas. Seems like almost all of your posts over the last few months have at least one of these ingredients!

  5. The Candid RD (Gina)
    July 17, 2012 | 7:23 am

    Oh yeah! I love this recipe, thanks! I’ve always wanted to add cocoa to my own granola, and I think I may try now, but this recipe is a keeper because it doesn’t have ANYTHING that I can’t eat. That’s so rare for a granola recipe!

  6. Sukee
    July 17, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    I made this last night. Seriously amazing. By the time I went to bed, I had eaten three servings. :/

    I used coconut oil (which added a wonderful flavor) and added a handful of chopped raw almonds to the mix before baking. Thanks so much for this!!

  7. Kris
    July 17, 2012 | 4:27 pm

    another classic Evan recipe – looks fantastic as do the photos!

  8. Suzanne Perazzini
    July 17, 2012 | 5:19 pm

    This looks quite decadent. I eat oats for breakfast every morning. This would make them a serious reason to get up each day. I like Sukee’s suggestions too.

  9. Theresa
    July 18, 2012 | 12:12 am

    What a great combo, this looks delicious!

  10. Rachel @ Bakerita
    July 18, 2012 | 12:40 am

    Yum! This looks absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to try it! Love chocolate granola 🙂

  11. It's Carmen ❤
    July 21, 2012 | 10:28 pm

    I cannot wait to make this. I love chocolate so much and this granola is perfect.❀ It’s Carmen

  12. rachel
    August 14, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    I have made this too many times to count now, but have to tell you that if you use peanut butter instead of oil, it takes it to a whole new level!! You have to add more water and it makes it kind of thick like a batter. You spread it all out and then separate it best you can. As it bakes and you stir it you break it apart. It is amazing.

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