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Mocha Granola with Almonds, Chocolate and Vanilla

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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!

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!

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.

Mocha Granola 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.

Mocha Granola with Dunkin Donuts Dark Roast make for a flavorful treat!

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.

Mocha Granola Dunkin Donuts coffee

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!

A hint of dark chocolate, rich coffee undertones and sweet almonds, honey and vanilla, give these crunchy clusters of Mocha Granola pack an irresistible punch!

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
pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, but highly recommended)

Mocha Granola ingredients

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.

Mocha Granola finished

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. 

This Mocha Granola recipe features a hint of dark chocolate, rich coffee undertones and sweet almonds!

What flavor Dunkin’ Donuts coffee would you use in this Mocha Granola recipe?

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Yield: 4 half cups

Mocha Granola with Almonds, Chocolate & Vanilla

Mocha Granola with Almonds, Chocolate & Vanilla

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, not the quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons any flavor Dunkin' Donuts ground coffee, if using a bold or dark roast, reduce 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
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional, but highly recommended

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, slivered almonds, and ground coffee. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil and the honey, combining as well as you can.
  5. Next, add the cocoa powder, a dash of salt, and the vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
  6. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients until all of the oats are covered.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Spread granola mixture onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven, stir, and return to oven for 10 more minutes.
  10. After the 10 minutes, remove the granola from the oven, and sprinkle the chocolate chips all over it.
  11. Mix around as the chocolate begins to melt.
  12. Let cool completely before eating.

Notes

Mocha Granola will stay fresh in a covered container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 half cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 6gSugar: 24gProtein: 8g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Debbie Savage

Thursday 20th of July 2017

This looks so delicious - I love a snack with a good crunch! Would it taste just fine without the mocha? xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

Deanna

Thursday 20th of July 2017

I love homemade granola!! this looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Plus it is mocha flavoring BONUS!

Eloise

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

That sounds amazing! I'll have to get this ingredients at the store to make this soon ; ) thanks for the recipe/idea... I sadly would not have created this on my own.

Janella Panchamsingh

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

I am totally pinning this recipe. my family loves granola and they would definitely gobble this up in no time!

Kristine Eva

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

I love granola but I always buy it at the store. I want to try to make this, I haven't really thought of having a mocha flavored granola before, but this looks really good.

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

Oh you should really give it a try! I think homemade granola tastes better and you know exactly what is going into it!

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