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Cocoa Honey Granola

We’ve partnered with The Quaker Oats Company to bring you a few easy breakfast recipes to simplify your morning routine. Last week we shared this healthy waffle recipe. Today, we are excited to bring you a delicious granola recipe. I love making a big batch and then having it ready to go for quick mornings.

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

This recipe is great for busy families because you can make a huge batch at the beginning of the week and eat a bit each morning. We add a little yogurt and berries (although it’s good enough to eat plain too) and it keeps us full.

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

Cocoa Honey Granola
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup good quality cocoa
  • 1/2 cup honey (can be increased to 3/4 cup for a sweeter granola)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs (optional)
In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil, cocoa, honey, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Simmer and whisk for 2-3 minutes, until well combined and glossy. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
In a large bowl, stir together oats and crispy rice cereal. Pour in cocoa mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until oats are well coated. Fold in coconut chips, pepitas, and cacao nibs. Transfer to a baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
Bake for 45-50 minutes at 275 degrees, stirring twice during baking time. Turn off oven and allow granola to slowly dry and cool in the oven, about 1 hour.
Serve with greek yogurt and fresh fruit.
Extras can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Serves 12.
For more recipes and tips like this for simple efficient morning routines, click here!

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

Cocoa Honey Granola Recipe | Oh Happy Day!

This post is in collaboration with The Quaker Oats Company

Recipe by Andrea Pimental
Photography & styling by Alison Piepmeyer

  1. Monique | WritingMonique

    December 9, 2015

    Oeh! This looks delicious!

  2. Jenna {Jenna Sais Quois}

    December 9, 2015

    This looks amazing. I really prefer to do all my weekday cooking on the weekends (#NotaMomYet) and this recipe would be perfect to have in my fridge all week.

  3. Michelle

    December 9, 2015

    That looks so awesome and delicous! I need to try this!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  4. Kari

    December 9, 2015

    Hello yummy! What a delicious looking recipe!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  5. Paige

    December 9, 2015

    This granola looks amazing! I need some in my life asap.

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  6. Molly

    December 9, 2015

    Looks delicious! What temperature is the oven supposed to be on?
    Thanks!
    Molly

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • December 9, 2015

      Sorry about that! We updated the copy. 275!

  7. Kelsey

    December 9, 2015

    YUM! this reminds me of my childhood. Will try whipping up a batch soon.

  8. Kalliopi

    December 9, 2015

    This looks so delicious and it is really easy to make!I am so impressed and at the same time jealous about your pictures they are perfect!!!
    http://www.2activelab.com

  9. Donna Belle @ SHESELLE

    December 9, 2015

    Yum ~ need to try this out! Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

  10. The Velvet Runway

    December 12, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks delicious (and healthy!). I have a packet of oats in the cupboard so I will try making a batch :)
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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