chocolate granola

My granola obsession is still in full swing. I try it everywhere I go and I am constantly baking up new combinations.

This recipe is one I'm pretty excited about sharing.


This is a much sweeter granola.  This is a chocolate granola. 

You know….

For when you want something chocolate in the afternoon or post-dinner.  

For when that plain honey granola just isn’t doing it for you.


This is another recipe from The Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook.  The Mast Brothers Chocolate factory in Brooklyn had this granola in a bowl for customers to sample. 

When I read this recipe in their cookbook, I was intrigued by the process.  You bake the granola and then stir in the melted chocolate mixture.

To mine, I added shredded coconut instead of the dried cranberries.  I just really love the coconut with the chocolate and almonds.


My Tip: Double the batch and share with friends.  

Chocolate Granola

Adapted from Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook

  • 1 cup raw almonds (chopped, sliced, or whole)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped (I do a mix of pecans and walnuts)
  • 1 - 1 ½ heaping cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup cacao nibs (optional)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or cherries (optional)
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (optional)


- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

- Combine almonds, pecans, coconut and rolled oats with honey and brown sugar until it is all mixed and coated (it will be very thick and clumpy, don’t worry!)

- Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

- In the meantime, in a saucepan or in the microwave, melt the cocoa powder and butter. 

  • In a small separate bowl, mix together the cacao nibs, cranberries, and chopped chocolate, if you are adding these  (I omit this step because I don’t add the dried fruit and chocolate)

- Stir the melted butter mixture and put it in a large bowl. Add the baked oat mixture. Stir until all the granola is coated in the chocolate. It will be warm and wet-looking. 

- I pop the finished granola back in the oven for another 10 minutes or so. (when you take it out, add the dried fruit & chocolate mixture, if using).

- Take out and let cool.  Store in a  jar or in bags.  


Trust me.

This jar of granola is like, really good.