Mocha Java Latte Granola.

Have your coffee and eat it too with my latest granola recipe. Sweetened with honey and dark chocolate, it pairs well with milk, greek yogurt, and… more coffee.

Sweet and rich Mocha Java Latte Granola - a healthy chocolate granola flavored with coffee. Crunchy, sweet, and simple!

For as much as I love to drink coffee, it’s about time I admit that I eat my coffee too.

Caffeine may not be the best thing in the world for you, but I can think of worse.  I need my coffee to get through it all! Between the office, the gym, the yoga mat, the emails, the website, the baking, the photoshoots, the errands, the wedding planning, the moving, Kevin, Jude, friends, family… I’ll take an XXL coffee everyday of the week, please.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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French vanilla is my favorite flavor and the kind of coffee I used in today’s recipe.  You won’t need brewed coffee, just a couple Tablespoons of ground coffee to mix with some oats, almond slivers, and a few other easy ingredients. Feel free to use any flavor coffee you like.

Sweet and rich Mocha Java Latte Granola - a healthy chocolate granola flavored with coffee. Crunchy, sweet, and simple!

Making your “wake me up!” granola is so easy. 8 very simple ingredients. When I make granola, I like to focus on whole, natural foods. But also foods that I buy regularly, so I don’t have to make any extra trips to the grocery store.   Convenience is key to my granola making.

Start with your dry ingredients: 3 cups of oats, 3/4 cup of slivered almonds, and two Tablespoons of your favorite ground coffee.  The french vanilla coffee I used is medium roast.  If you choose to use a dark roast, try cutting down to 1.5 Tablespoons instead, to lower the intensity if desired. Next you have your wet ingredients: coconut oil and honey.

I swear by coconut oil.  If you haven’t jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon yet, now is the time.  As it’s growing in popularity, I find that you can buy it at most regular stores.  Plenty of my healthier recipes call for coconut oil because it’s is a natural oil whose consistency is unbeatable.  More often than not, it can’t be substituted with another type of oil. Today, however, you may use canola oil instead. Or even melted butter.  Keep things on the healthy side and stick with coconut oil, though. Read about the health benefits of coconut oil here.

*Your granola will NOT taste like coconuts. Coconut oil smells like coconuts, but the negligible amount used today combined with honey and cocoa powder will not give the granola a coconut taste.

Sweet and rich Mocha Java Latte Granola - a healthy chocolate granola flavored with coffee. Crunchy, sweet, and simple!

Coconut oil has a high melting point – anything above 76F degrees will melt the oil.  In the summer, my coconut oil is usually melted at room temperature. Yes, my Baltimore apartment is HOT.  But during the rest of the year, it is in solid form at room temperature.  For today, you’ll need 2 heaping Tablespoons of melted coconut oil.

Stir the melted coconut oil and 1/2 cup of honey together.  Combine it as best you can.  To this mixture, you’ll add 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.  This granola is packs a HUGE chocolate punch.  Ain’t nothing wrong with that, right?!

Add a pinch of salt to the coconut/honey mixture and pour over the dry ingredients. This will help offset the sweetness from the honey.  Do not decrease the amount of honey, as you need all of its stickiness to bind the oats.  Stir the wet ingredients around until all of the oats are coated. Spread the oats out onto a silicone mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 300F. Remove and stir to make sure no small oats are burning. Bake for 10 more minutes.

At this point, your house will smell like chocolate cake and a coffee house. FACT.

Sweet and rich Mocha Java Latte Granola - a healthy chocolate granola flavored with coffee. Crunchy, sweet, and simple!

What is the culprit for all of those fabulous large granola clusters?! Why it’s the granola sticking to chocolate espresso beans. Have you had these before? I love them! You can buy chocolate covered espresso beans at many grocery stores; I bought mine at Trader Joes.

When the granola is still warm after you remove it from the oven, sprinkle 1/2 cup of chocolate covered espresso beans on top and mix it all around.  The chocolate will melt beautifully over the granola creating larger clusters.  Pour the granola into a large bowl and stick it in the refrigerator to allow the melted chocolate to set.

*If you can’t find chocolate covered espresso beans, use chocolate chips instead.

Mocha Java Latte Granola by sallysbakingaddiction.com

If you pour your coffee/chocolate infused granola over milk, you’ll be left with a bowl of leftover mocha-chocolate milk.  It’s heavenly, I tell ya.  This granola is perfect for munching on at work or before hitting the gym.  Gives you an extra energy kick to get through it all. Plus, there’s chocolate involved.  Chocolate for breakfast is the best, no?

The granola is extra crunchy; we’re talking super-crunch-style, even after a few days. This granola has lasted almost 5 days so far and is still plenty crunchy as it was on day 1. Plus, the surprise crunch from the hidden espresso beans is a nice bonus.  While I like my cookies to be soft, I need my granola to be extra crunchy.

This granola is quick, easy, and straightforward.  No weird ingredients, no extra processed sugars, or any other weird gunk you find in most store-bought granola recipes.  For example, what is acacia gum? And what are “soy grits” doing in granola?!  Overpriced store-bought granola is a nightmare and I avoid it at all costs.

Sweet and rich Mocha Java Latte Granola - a healthy chocolate granola flavored with coffee. Crunchy, sweet, and simple!

Coffee and chocolate just seem to go together, no? Like Sundays and sweatpants or mac and cheese or wine and 5pm.

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Mocha Java Latte Granola

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Makes 3-4 cups. This granola is gluten free if using certified gluten free oats.

Ingredients:

  •  3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons ground coffee (any flavor - if you choose to use a dark roast, try cutting down to 1.5 Tablespoons instead)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate covered espresso beans (or chocolate chips)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the oats, slivered almonds, and coffee. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, honey, and cocoa powder. Add the salt and pour over dry ingredients. Mix until combined.

Spread onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir the oats and clusters around, then bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from the oven and pour chocolate covered espresso beans overtop. Mix around as the chocolate melts. Allow to cool completely before digging in. Refrigerating will help speed this process up, too!

Granola stays fresh at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

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Not a fan of coffee? My Triple Chocolate Crunch Granola is more your style.

Triple Chocolate Granola

 

 

 

 

   

104 Responses to “Mocha Java Latte Granola.”

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    Emiliaposted March 22, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Love granola, love chocolate, love coffee (obviously) and I cannot wait to make this. As much as I love drinking coffee, I always think it’s fun to eat coffee-flavored foods. This would be perfect for a decadent breakfast parfait 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on March 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 am

      I love coffee flavored foods practically as much as I love drinking coffee itself. 🙂

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    Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitnessposted March 22, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I love making homemade granola! I have never thought of adding coffee, it sounds like it would be amazing!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 22nd, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Hey Nicole! Thanks for saying hi. Sounds like we have a lot in common – I love making homemade granola!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted March 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

    This looks incredible, Sally! And I LOVE those beans from Trader Joe’s! 🙂

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    Jess @ OnSugarMountainposted March 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I actually read a few articles about how coffee is supposedly good for reducing your chances for Alzheimers and Cardiovascular disease. That is regular coffee lol not the crazy Starbucks concoctions I love. 😉 But I could def get addicted to this granola! Homemade granola is totes on my list of things to try and mocha java latte sounds INCREDIBLE.

    Enjoy your weekend Sally!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted March 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I can’t go a day without a cup (or seven) of coffee. I would love to have some of this granola with my coffee tomorrow!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted March 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Oh man I could snack on these 24/7! Love the use of coconut oil in this too. I have some in my pantry just waiting to be used up!

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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted March 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Sally, I was hooked from the title, then I saw those chocolate covered espresso beans, and I about died!! I want this all over some fro yo right now!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Oh Ari, it would be SO GOOD over fro-yo!

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    Julie @ Table for Twoposted March 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Oooo I LOVE mocha flavor anything so this granola would be so irresistible! I can see myself smothering my entire cup of greek yogurt with these, LOL. they’d seriously be so good on anything. i’d even throw them in some cookies for texture. oh my gosh, you have me craving froyo now, too, cause i put so much granola on them when the weather is right!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted March 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Now THIS is my kind of granola! Looks great, Sally!

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    luv what you doposted March 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Those espresso beans are my all time favorite! I keep them in the freezer and they are perfect for a 4pm pick me up! So creative to turn them into granola. I was thinking I should add them to banana bread : )

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    aimee @ shugarysweetsposted March 23, 2013 at 8:58 am

    MMM, those trader joes beans are the best!!! Your granola looks delicious! 🙂

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    shelbyposted March 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I had it this morning in milk it was SO yummy! With a side of coffee of corse I’m a coffee addict as well. 😉

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    Rebeposted March 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Delicious! We loved it – thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 24th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      So glad you made it, thanks Rebe!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted March 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    What a fantastic treat to wake up to in the morning!!! I could use a handful of those beans…ok, the whole box! I wish Trader Joes was closer!!!

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    Mary @ Fit and Fedposted April 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    OMG, melting chocolate-covered espresso beans over the top at the end? Pure evil genius!

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    Rebekahposted April 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I made this yesterday and it is perfect. MMMM. Do you ever do calories for your food?

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    • Sallyreplied on April 25th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Hey Rebekah! No, I do not.

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    Nicole Dposted May 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve made this twice now, and it’s turned out great both times. I love putting it on top of my greek yogurt with strawberries. The coffee helps me get through my night shifts 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on May 13th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      So glad, Nicole! I love this granola. It’s the kind I make the most often, for sure!

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    Vilmaposted August 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I just found your website and love all your recipes. Made this granola today and it was awesome. I look forward to making lots of these. I guess I will be starting a jogging regimen to justify all the yummy snacks. LOL Thanks

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    • Sallyreplied on August 14th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Vilma – I love this granola and I’m glad you made it! Let me know any recipes you make next. I love hearing about it!

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    Lisa Rohrbaughposted March 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Do you have the carb count on the granola? I can’t wait to try it.

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    • Sallyreplied on March 3rd, 2014 at 9:02 am

      I do not.

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    Marcieposted May 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    LOVED IT!!! Chocolate and coffee together, nothing better!

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    Lizposted June 9, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Do you know if these can be baked as bars instead of granola?

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    • Sallyreplied on June 10th, 2014 at 8:15 am

      I’m unsure, actually. You’d likely need a little more oil to hold everything together.

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    Mayaposted January 1, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    This looks amazing!

    Is there a substitute for the coconut oil if I don’t have any on hand?

    Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 1st, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      2 Tbsp of any oil is just fine– like, canola, vegetable, or even melted butter.

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    Lauraposted February 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    HOW HAVE I JUST FOUND THIS NOW?!! I have been making my own muesli (granola) for a long time but this…I have just died and gone to breakfast heaven. A-ma-zing. Thanks for another fab recipe Sally!

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    Cateposted August 11, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I love this recipe so much! So simple to make and absolutely delicious. I work for a coffee shop that sells Toasted Coconut Cream flavored coffee, and i happened to have some of that ground up & laying around the house so I used that. Let me tell you, you need to try it with coconut coffee some time 🙂 my next attempt will be with chocolate raspberry flavored coffee! I naturally couldn’t want for it to cool before tasting it and throwing it in some greek yogurt… and it’s AMAZING. Can’t wait to make it again!! 

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    iramposted September 8, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Hi sally,
    May I use instant coffee here? I use the granules, correct?

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    Courtneyposted August 30, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I made this over the weekend and was it awesome. I made it for a back to school treat for my stepdaughter, of course I had to taste it for quality control 🙂 I love the addition of coffee to this granola it takes up a notch. I think I’m going to go home today and make the chocolate peanut butter granola for a quick breakfast for the week..

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