Enjoy this homemade Double Chocolate Granola on yogurt, in a bowl with milk or simply by the handful. Full of chocolate flavor, it’s packed with nuts and seeds and lightly sweetened with honey.
My husband has a certain favorite kind of granola (that we often get for free). He’s not a huge cereal eater like I am, but when we have his granola on hand, he’ll occasionally join me for a bowl as a bedtime snack.
I do my best to keep it on hand for him. Since I’m a love blogger, Love Grown Foods is fabulous about keeping our pantry stocked…but sometimes, poor planning…or a hungry hubby….means we run out. This happened a few weeks ago so I decided to surprise hubby by making him some homemade chocolate granola to tide him over.
Double Chocolate Granola
I added my own spin by throwing in some extra nuts and seeds, using coconut oil and sweetening it with honey for a fun twist on his favorite. I’ve made homemade granola before but I’ve never tried a chocolate version so I wasn’t totally sure how it would turn out.
Turns out, it was a major hit! I’m typically not a huge chocolate lover and I couldn’t stop grabbing a handful of this each time I went into the pantry.
Here’s how you make it:Print
Double Chocolate Granola
Packed with nuts and seeds, tossed with coconut oil and sweetened with honey, this granola makes a great snack!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3 Tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 c coconut oil (measured when solid)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.
- In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine the honey and coconut oil and microwave 30-45 seconds.
- Stir in cocoa powder and mix well.
- Pour over oat mixture and stir until well coated.
- Pour granola onto lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Mix in the chocolate chips when almost cool if you want them to melt a bit, or wait until completely cooled before adding them.
Like I said, I enjoyed this granola by the handful but you could also eat it with some Greek yogurt or milk for a protein boost!
I’d say hubby still favors his favorite, but this makes a great substitute when you run out or if you’re looking for a DIY recipe!
What are your favorite granola mix-ins?
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Linz @ Itz Linz says
oh yes!! this looks perfect to eat with a glass of milk – your pictures are so awesome and are making me drool!
thanks friend 🙂
ooh or in a container for the child’s school snack!!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama says
Granola is my thing! This wouldn’t last a day in my house. YUM!
That’s what I was thinking! Great recipe!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
Yum! Love that this has all my favorite nuts and chocolate too.
Jojo @ Run Fast Eat Lots says
I usually make my granola with agave, cinnamon, and vanilla. Plus pumpkin seeds
pumpkin seeds are the best!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says
Yes, please!! I was just saying we need to make granola this weekend… I think chocolate might have to be the way to go!
woohoo! great choice 🙂
Wow that looks great! I am pinning for later!
I love granola and especially a chocolate recipe! Pinned and ready to go!
Katie @ Mom's Kitchen Handbook says
I do a dark chocolate muesli, but I think I need to add this one to my repertoire….looks like a special afterschool treat for the kiddos! And pinning!
Hello delicious. Perfect way to make Friday the 13th much better! (:
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Girl! You hopped on the granola week train! Woohoo!
I could definitely eat way too much of this by the handful. I’ve never attempted to make chocolate granola before, but this would be the recipe to try!
hope you love it!
Lisa @ RunWiki says
I bet it turns the milk all chocolatey– there is nothing better than a big bowl of granola.. one of my favorite snacks!
Alysia @ Slim Sanity says
I’ve been kinda craving granola lately! I’ve been doing more smoothies in a bowl, so I like to add something with crunch. Pinned!
Oh my, this sounds amazing! I love anything with chocolate in it! Must try this! I love a granola with lots of seeds!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
Anything chocolate immediately gets my attention. Granola is one thing that I havent really tried making at home yet, so I should give it a shot. Thanks for the recipe!
kristin | W [H] A T C H says
this looks incredible. (confession:) sometimes I eat coco krispies when I’m traveling and they’re on the breakfast bar. this would be like the at home version, since i’m wholly opposed to buying sugary cereal.
oh man. i used to love rice krispies!
Danica @ It's Progression says
This recipe looks delicious. I’m a huge granola fan, and I love making it with coconut oil. Yum!
Sarah Grace says
Oh my delicious, I love making my own granola Lindsay 🙂 ALSO. Will you be at the Arnold since it is in your backyard?! I’ll be there working with Quest and would love to see you!
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
Hippie Butter says
Now this recipe is going to be perfect in our break room & the waiting room. I know everyone is going to enjoy it. I’m just scared I might eat it all between the kitchen and the break room. Wish me luck 🙂
haha happy granola making!
Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks says
this would go in MINUTES in my household. i would have to hide it.
Courtney Bentley says
Your recipes are always mouthwatering! I hope to get a day soon where I can sit and try them all out 🙂 Thanks for sharing and making me inspired to get in the kitchen! Happy Valentines Day xo C
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
Yummy! My husband is all about one particular kind of granola too, but I bet he’d change is ways if I made this for him! Happy Valentine’s Day, Lindsay! 🙂
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Gorgeous pics buddy. I love granola and recently been obsessed with adding pretzels pre and post cookng! Pinned!
Great looking recipe. Thank you for sharing. Definitely sharing this with others.
I am slightly addicted to homemade granola, so this gives me an inspiration to try a few different things.
awesome! happy baking!