Nutella Walnut Granola

Nutella Walnut Granola

Granola!! Do you love it as much as I do? I love it for breakfast, as a snack, or even a late-night treat. It’s pretty much good any time of day. I do like my granola a bit on the decadent side, but I try to keep it somewhat reasonable so I can justify it for breakfast πŸ˜‰ Regardless, homemade always beats store-bought in terms of “good for you”!

Today’s particular granola is my newest snacking addiction – it’s granola – so it’s gotta fit into the whole January “healthy eating” thing right? I have made 2 batches of this stuff in the past week, no word of a lie. It’s SO simple, with only 5 ingredients! Just about as simple to make as it is to eat. Almost.

The granola is made up of walnuts, dried cranberries and rolled oats, all smothered in a delicious concoction of Nutella (or notella) and honey. The Nutella adds that nutty, chocolatey taste we all know and love, and the honey acts as the binder. I dare you to just TRY not to eat a big spoonful of the Nutella and honey mixture before you add it to the granola….I would actually urge you to account for that giant tablespoon (or two) in your measurements…just a suggestion. I mean, look at it.Β β™₯

One thing to mention – I always add the cranberries at the beginning, so they can get all plump and roasted along with the oats. Their flavour does change a bit during the baking process, and they will be a bit harder. If you think you’d prefer your cranberries just the way they are, add them at the end, right after the oats come out of the oven!

If you’re a fan of experimenting, or you’re just not a fan of some of the mix-ins to this granola, the Nutella-honey base is the perfect starting point for making your own perfect granola combination. Swap the walnuts for almonds, or the cranberries for cherries. Heck, you could even add in some chocolate chips! Just be sure to keep your mix-ins to about one and a half cups. Or you could just not mess with a good thing and leave things as is…(PERFECT).

nutella walnut granola

nutella walnut granola

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Nutella Walnut Granola

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Yield 3 cups

Chocolatey, nutty, crunchy granola. Breakfast, dessert, or a late-night snack!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Nutella or notella
  • 1/3 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.Β 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, walnuts and cranberries.* In another bowl, melt the honey and Nutella together in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is quite runny.
  3. Pour the honey/Nutella mixture over the oat mixture, and working quickly, use a large wooden spoon to thoroughly combine, ensuring all of the oats are covered. Spread the oats into an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring the mixture every 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool completely; it'll come out soft, but will crisp up as it comes to room temperature. Store in an airtight container!

Granola will keep for a few weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

  1. Baking the cranberries will cause them to be a bit tougher, with a "roasted" flavour. If you prefer to leave them as is, add them at the end, when the granola comes out of the oven.

nutella walnut granola

You’ve also gotta try my cherry almond granola!

cherry almond granola

 

 

27 Comments

  1. I do love granola and I’ve been obsessed with it lately for b fast with Greek yogurt!! And, of course, who doesn’t love Nutella?? I would definitely have to double (or triple) the batch of this because hubby loves it as much as I do. I even enjoy it for afternoon snacks when I get a bit peckish. I also have al the ingredients on hand so woo hoo for that πŸ™‚ – happy dance! Pinned! Hope you’re week is going great, my friend! XO

    • I looove granola with Greek yogurt!! I’ll add some berries in there too and its such a fulfilling breakfast! I’m a big granola snacker too, so I have to take breaks from it haha I hope you get a chance to try it out Dawn!! Have a wonderful week!

  2. OMG Katherine! What a delicious combo! I’m a HUGE granola fan, so I will definitely be giving this a try!

  3. Granola sounds so good right now. I’m gonna have to make a batch today. We love it on yogurt as well and what’s not to like? It’s got all the good stuff in it! hehe! Pinning!!

  4. tideandthyme

    What a perfect combination. Love trying different spins on granola – will definitely be making this one to go with yogurt in the morning soon!

  5. I do not like granola. It’s to calorie dense for my large portion size loving self! I love your take on it though and flavors

  6. How have I not thought of putting granola and nutella together?! Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it πŸ™‚

  7. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    I love granola a ridiculous amount. RIDICULOUS! At Christmas I single-handedly polished off a huge bag my parents had in their pantry. And it didn’t even have Nutella in it! I just know I’ll love this!

  8. Oh this looks so good Katherine…I am trying sooooo hard to stick to my new years resolution to eat a good breakfast and you just made it easier for me with this delicious recipe. And with nutella it must taste absolutely amazing. I have to try this….thank you for the delicious recipe πŸ™‚

  9. i love the sound of adding nutella to granola!!! i love walnuts, but i bet using hazelnuts instead would really make these feel decadent (;

  10. We’re on a granola kick right now, so I HAVE to try this! Complete with Notella (lol!). I like that I can control the sweetness…

  11. crumbtopbaking

    You know I love my breakfast food Katherine, and homemade granola is high on my list of favourites! I absolutely need to try this version with Nutella! Sounds like the perfect breakfast or snack!

  12. I love making my granola! And this one looks so good with Nutella!! I love how beautifully roasted yours looks!!

  13. Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

    Mmmmm I saw that Nutella and I was immediately sold! I like the idea of this for a snack at night πŸ™‚

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