With a hint of dark chocolate, rich coffee undertones and sweet almonds, honey and vanilla, these crunchy clusters of Mocha Granola pack an irresistible punch!
This article, featuring a Mocha Granola recipe, is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.
Mocha Granola Recipe with Dunkin Donuts
My morning cup of coffee has become one my most treasured pleasures of the day. It’s so nice to be able to have a few moments to myself, sipping on a steaming cup of coffee, before the rest of the family gets up and the day begins. And believe me, at 5 am, a cup of coffee is exactly what I need to get my day going!
Another morning must-have is granola. Especially homemade granola with its extra fresh taste and ingredients you can actually pronounce. Plus, it’s fun to come up with different flavors and mix-ins! A few weeks back I got to thinking: since granola and coffee are two of my morning must-haves, why not mix them together?! So, I did. And you know what? It’s amazing!
This delectable Mocha Coffee Granola is chock full of three of my favorite things: coffee, chocolate, and almonds. It makes a great breakfast, snack, or afternoon pick-me-up. But what really makes this granola stand out is that it’s made with Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee.
If you’ve yet to have Dunkin’ Donuts coffee you really need to give it a try. Everything you hear about it is true. It has a deliciously rich, smooth and robust flavor without any bitterness. And there are all sorts of wonderful varieties from which to choose.
Using Dunkin’ in this Mocha Granola recipe gives you that exact same bold coffee flavor, while honey, a dash of vanilla and a sprinkling of chocolate chips provide the perfect amount of chocolate-y sweetness. It is literally the best of both worlds – whether it’s in a bowl, with some yogurt, or in the palm of your hand.
Unlike most recipes with coffee as an ingredient, you won’t need to brew the coffee first. Instead, you are going to use coffee grounds. Although I made mine with Dunkin’ Dark Roast, you can use any flavor coffee you like. And if you’ve already had your fill of caffeine for the day, Dunkin’ Decaf works just as well!
Are you ready to see how to make this delectable Mocha Granola?
Ingredients to Make Mocha Granola
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not the quick oats)
2 tablespoons Dunkin’ Donuts ground coffee (any flavor – however, if you choose to use a bold or dark roast like I did, cut the amount down to 1.5 tablespoons)
3/4 cup almonds (slivered)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, but highly recommended)
Directions to Make Mocha Granola:
Preheat the oven to 300°F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, toss together the oats, slivered almonds, and ground coffee. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil and the honey. Combine it as well as you can.
Next, add the cocoa powder, a dash of salt, and the vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients until all of the oats are covered.
Now spread the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, stir everything around, and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.
Once the 10 minutes is up, remove the granola from the oven, and sprinkle the chocolate chips all over it. Mix around as the chocolate begins to melt.
Allow the Mocha Granola to cool completely before eating.
*Mocha Granola will stay fresh in a covered container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.
Pick up your favorite Dunkin Donuts coffee at Publix. They’ve got you covered with a variety of flavors and roasts, available in Grounds or K-Cups – all in the coffee aisle. And be sure to take advantage of this $1.00 off any ONE (1) Dunkin’ Donuts coffee coupon (expires 7/19)!
I hope you enjoy this Mocha Granola with Almonds, Chocolate and Vanilla as much as I enjoyed making it! Now, I’m off to finish my coffee before I start to work on my next post.
What flavor Dunkin’ Donuts coffee would you use in this Mocha Granola recipe?