I can’t decide if this Nutella Granola should be breakfast or dessert or an afternoon snack. Truth be told I’ve eaten for all three and it doesn’t matter when or how you enjoy it! Nutella Granola is good any time of the day!
Let me say this right up front. Nutella Granola isn’t a health food. I’m pretty much selling you dessert as breakfast. But let me also say this. I’m totally ok with it. I follow a mostly healthy diet so have no reservations over indulging a little here and there. Hopefully you feel the same!
I’m no stranger to stuffing Nutella inside warm crepes, spreading it on toast and waffles, and I love it as a dip for fresh apple slices. So why not slather it on oats, add some hearty goodies, and make granola? This turned out better than I’d hoped. It’s off the charts good!
The first time I made this, I burnt the granola so trust me when I tell you this granola is better when you bake it low and slow. It crisps up as it cools so take care not to over bake. I added hemp seeds, chia seeds, and unsweetened coconut simply because I always add this trio to granola- it’s my go to for beefing up the granola and justifying to myself that granola is healthy’ish. The hazelnuts and chocolate chunks mimic what makes Nutella so delicious and they really make the granola!
If you couldn’t tell, I adore Nutella anyway and every way so this Nutella Granola was a no brainer for me! My favorite way to enjoy it is over Greek yogurt and garnished with fresh berries. My kids like to eat it like cereal with milk. Often times I just grab a handful and eat it as is.
This stuff is addicting! If you love Nutella like I do, than go ahead and make a double batch! Hope you’re having a great week. Thanks for reading! xo, Kelley
photos by Kelli Hatcher/ recipe by Mountain Mama CooksPrint
A dessert like granola that is delicious with berries and yogurt, sprinkled over ice cream, or eaten like cereal with milk!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3/4 cup Nutella
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
- In large bowl, combine oats, coconut, hazelnuts, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.
- In a small sauce pan, over medium-low heat, combine coconut oil, honey, Nutella, and salt. Stir just until melted and remove from stove top immediately.
- Pour the Nutella mixture over the oats and stir to incorporate as evenly as you can. Spread the granola on to lined baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 25-28 minutes, rotating the pan every 8 minutes or so until oats are starting to brown.
- Remove from oven and let granola completely cool on the baking sheet. Once granola is completely cool, sprinkle with the chocolate chunks . Store granola in a glass jar or container at room temperature up to 1 week.