April 11, 2019

Best Ever Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

chocolate hazelnut granola

Best ever is a strong statement and it seems that nearly every food blogger deems their recipe the best, but you know what, this really is the best ever. I've made a lot of granola recipes over the years (cue pictures of me as a hippie making granola in her kitchen), and this IS the best. I may be biased because I love chocolate and hazelnuts (nothing beats nutella) so if you do too, then this chocolate hazelnut granola is for you.

This post was originally published in 2018 and has since been updated with newer photos and clearer directions.

Conventional Granola

You know when people say "it's too granola" as if it's a bad thing. I couldn't disagree more. Granola is straight up delicious and if I am too granola for saying that then so be it.

But a lot of conventional granola sold in stores isn't super healthy though. Most of the times it is loaded with a lot of sugar, preservatives and even funky oils. That isn't to say all store bought granola isn't healthy, there are lots out there that are. And if you need something in a hurry, then by all means store bought may be the way to go. But if you have some time to spend in the kitchen, homemade granola is really easy to whip up plus your house smells amazing after baking it.

Ingredients You Need to Make This:

How to Make

Making this healthy hazelnut granola is SUPER easy and won't take longer than 30 minutes, start to finish!

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, except the chocolate chips.

ingredients in bowl

Mix very well to combine everything.

granola mixed together in bowl

Transfer to a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Press down to make it an even layer, without gaps or being able to see the parchment paper on the baking sheet.

hazelnut granola

Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, remove and then flip (or simply rotate the pan) and bake for an additional five to seven minutes longer.

Remove the pan and scatter the chocolate chips on top.

hazelnut granola

How to Enjoy Your Granola

  • Enjoy it as is for a healthy and delicious snack.
  • Serve it as cereal (my favourite) with a splash of milk and some berries.
  • Crush it over top of yogurt, smoothies, sweet toast or anything else your heart desires.
hazelnut granola

Tips to Make the Best Granola EVER

  • Spread out the granola in a nice even layer to ensure that it stays together and you can get nice big granola chunks.
  • Rotate the pan after the first 18-20 minutes rather than flipping it if you want big chunks.
  • Let the granola sit after you bake it to cool completely. This will get you bigger chunks of granola as well!

If you make this chocolate hazelnut granola, tag me on Instagram or leave a comment and review below! I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Best Ever Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

A delicious and healthy homemade version of nutella granola, made with gluten free oats, hazelnuts, cocoa and maple syrup!




  1. Preheat the oven to 325℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the maple syrup, almond butter, cocoa powder, and sea salt.  Add the oats, hazelnuts and chia seeds and stir to combine. Transfer to the baking sheet, pressing down in an even layer.
  3. Place in the oven to bake for 18 minutes, then remove, carefully flip (or simply rotate the pan, if you want large chunks of granola) and place back in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes more. I prefer simply rotating the pan to get bigger chunks of granola.
  4. Remove from the oven and add the chocolate chips. Let cool on the baking sheet completely before breaking apart large pieces and storing.


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