Here to feed your coffee addiction and assist you with the wake-up process, this Coffee Granola comes fully equipped with its own whole roasted coffee beans drenched in chocolate, so no need to get the beverage fix when you can kill two birds with one stone in breakfast. Admittedly, it does pair nicely with an espresso shot, so if you’re going for the double boost, ease on the beans in the bowl.
I’m not a big coffee drinker but I do enjoy the odd cup of tea (ok, a pot or two a day). My coffee-loving partner doesn’t hold it against me. I mean what does he expect, England is a coffee-drinking nation- instant coffee is our morning solution. Proper coffee has become fashionable only in recent years so it’ll take time to convert the tea enthusiasts, and who knows if that will even happen. If you’re a builder’s brew kind of person, you’ll probably never change!
If you’re sick of paying the extortionate prices at which granola is sold, no longer must you to continue down this wretched path. A cheaper option is available. All those years of buying expensive oats pimped up with fat and sugar when I can just sugar-coat them myself and it really is as simple and as literal as that. I was in shock when I made it, a perfect imitation of the shop-bought stuff except I had the freedom to add my own extras (bonus) and NO raisins, whoop!
Coffee Granola Recipe
Ingredients for Coffee Granola:
- 300g oats
- 150g nuts (e.g cashews, walnuts, almonds)
- 5 tbsp chocolate coated coffee beans (or less!)
- 65 ml rapeseed oil
- 65 ml maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine together oats, oil, honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract
- Spread out evenly on a baking tray and bake at 150C for 35 minutes
- Allow to cool on tray before folding in remaining ingredients.
Now go enjoy your cheap bowl of impressively home-made granola. I drizzled mine with chocolate sauce, extra chunks of chocolate and fruit.