20 March 2011

Cocoa Hazelnut Granola











Granola. One of the perfect breakfast foods. Well one of the perfect snack food to me as well. I love a grocery store so much more when they have the bulk bins and I can grab as much as I want (and mix them together when they aren't looking). And making this, when it comes out you push it all together to form clusters. Such a great idea. The big clusters are always the part I go to first. Every past time I have tried to make granola, it never really came out good, probably because I never used a recipe. It was normally a mix of whatever I had in my cupboard and it never came out with big clusters. Go make some granola, easy and so yummy. 






Recipe found here!

17 comments:

Michaela said...

Everything about this recipe looks perfect. Chocolate+cranberries is one of my favorite combinations, and I can't imagine hazelnuts possibly making that any worse. And granola is only good if you push it together so it clumps up.. thanks for the tip!

I may make this tonight...

Linda Makiej said...

This recipe sounds great! I can't wait to try it!

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Bianca said...

My goodness, you must be reading my mind; I've had granola on the brain for the past 2 days! This looks absolutely divine!

xoxo
bianca

Diana said...

This is exactly what I've been craving! What type of oil do you recommend using?

Julie Marie said...

I used canola oil, so vegetable oil. just whatever doesn't really have a flavor

Shelby said...

I love granola! I look so forward to giving this recipe a try... chocolate granola is a big thing in Europe and as an American, I am totally embracing it while living over here!

tinytearoom said...

wonderful photos. your granola looks delicious. I definitely have to bookmark this recipe.

Ash said...

I love the looks of this!!

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

Your photos are so beautiful :-) what a great way to start the morning

Serena said...

Granola cluster are the reason why I eat granola in the first place, there is something in searching for them in a box that I simply can't describe with words! Great recipe!

Natalie said...

mm i love the combination of cocoa + hazelnuts! like nutella or a ferrero rocher!!

im pretty obsessed with making granola and ive found the best way to get clumps is to:
(1) use both quick-cooking oats + rolled oats
(2) combination of liquid + dry sweetener
(3) use extra binders, like flour / nut butters, etc.! email me if you are interested in more tips, haha

Swee San said...

The cream jar is so so cute!

Julie Marie said...

natalie: thanks for the tips! clusters are the best

Bob said...

omg i just found your blog and it's amazing! this is gonna be the nail in my diet-coffin, but i'm not sorry :)
keep it up!

Sylvia said...

Just found your blog too, is adorable. Love the recipe and the tips are very useful. Love homade granola

pippisinthekitchenagain said...

This was delicious! I absolutely loved it!

Liz said...

This recipe is really great- my first granola, I'm really loving the recipes on your blog. I've done a post on this on my blog- I've put a link to your page: http://thesugarlump.blogspot.com/2012/02/cocoa-hazelnut-granola.html