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Mocha Granola with Almonds and Chocolate Chips

Have your coffee and eat it, too! This mocha granola is the perfect way to perk you up in the morning and keep you going strong all day long! It also makes a great dessert sprinkled on top of ice cream or eaten with some creamy vanilla yogurt!


Mocha Granola Image with spoon and chocolate chips

Coffee not cutting it? Need a little extra boost today? Well, I have you covered with this granola. It packs an espresso-punch.

I never liked coffee until I started graduate school. Weird how those two things went together, right? Now I can’t get enough of the stuff. It is going to be hard when I get pregnant again, or if I decide to do a juice cleanse again. Don’t come around me for a couple of days. Consider yourself warned!

Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven. If you don’t believe me, try this mocha protein shake or these chocolate protein balls with the mocha option. Or just go order a mocha from your favorite coffee shop. I’m also looking forward to trying this whipped mocha tart from The Pint Sized Baker and these chocolate mocha snickerdoodles from Crazy for Crust.

About this Mocha Granola Recipe with Almonds

This granola is no different. The oats, almonds, coconut, and all the other granola goodies are flavored by espresso powder and then accentuated by sweet little nuggets of chocolate.

It’s definitely worthy of a dessert title, but I won’t tell if you want to eat it for breakfast, because it’s a pretty perfect breakfast, too.

image of mocha granola, close-up

Mocha Granola with Almonds and Chocolate Chips

Have your coffee and eat it, too! This mocha granola is the perfect way to perk you up in the morning and keep you going strong all day long! It also makes a great dessert sprinkled on top of ice cream or eaten with some creamy vanilla yogurt!

Ingredients:

3 cups thick cut rolled oats
1 cup raw almonds slivers
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
2 tablespoon ground flax-seed
2 tablespoons espresso powder
4 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment or Silpat. In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, coconut, salt, brown sugar, wheat germ, ground flax and espresso powder.
2. In separate small bowl, stir together canola oil and vanilla.
3. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until everything is well coated.
4. Spread granola in an even layer over the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake for 15-20 minutes longer until golden brown.
5. Let cool completely. Stir in chocolate chips.
6. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 1/2 cups, Serving Size: 1/3 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 275 Calories
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Protein: 6g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

mocha granola, overhead view, with spoon

Verdict: Tasty! I think this mocha granola would be so great on ice cream.
Husband’s take: He liked it but I think he preferred this more traditional homemade granola recipe.
Changes I would make: None. If you’re not a huge coffee fan and want that flavor to be a bit more subtle, cut back on the espresso powder a bit.
Difficulty: Easy!

mocha granola on spoon

Enjoy! And drink an extra cup of coffee with this mocha granola. It’s the right thing to do. For all the pregnant ladies in the world. (WHICH IS NOT ME–I don’t want to get my mom and mother-in-law excited!)