Hazelnut Carob Granola | The Healthful Ideas

Hazelnut Carob Granola

June 29, 2017
Hazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.com

I have a secret to share with you today. I’ve developed a thing for hazelnuts in the recent months. First and foremost, there’s the Healthy “Nutella” I shared with you almost two years ago which I still love just the same. Then I shared this awesome French Lentil Broccoli Salad which was my first venture into savory hazelnuts (next up is dukkah which I can’t wait to try to make). Then I made these Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites during Christmas and they were totally to die for! I shared And today I’m happy to give you a forth hazelnut favorite of mine – this hazelnut carob granola.

It’s vegan, gluten-free, and there’s no banana in it to bind it (I’ve been feeling kind of meh about mashed banana granola lately). Banana-free granola is so much crunchier! The perfect snack or yogurt topping. ;)


Hazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.com

I wanted to share with you an update on my life but because it’s currently almost 1 am, I think I’m going to leave my deep-thought post for another time because writing about life and trying to give advice at 1 in the morning after a tiring shift at work is hardly ever a good idea. (yep I finally have a job!! well, if I stay there… I still don’t know how I feel about the place. More about that later.)

Instead, I’ll try to convince you that you should definitely make this hazelnut carob granola because first, hazelnuts are da BOMB (1 am guys), and second because granola is always a good idea. If I did that earlier this week, I could have something to snack on right now (I know you shouldn’t eat right before bed but shhh).

I don’t use carob that much actually. I don’t think it tastes like chocolate, far from it (I really don’t see how anyone could think it tastes like chocolate?) BUT it’s carob so it’s supposed to taste like carob and it turns out hazelnuts go really well with carob. Winning. I’m excited to see where else I can use carob and make it taste good. And when I do, I’ll make sure to share it with you. ;) I’m doing a lot of winking today ;) It’s now more than 1 am and I’m about to fall asleep on my keyboard so it’s probably about time I wrap this up. I hope you enjoy this granola and if you do, let me know on Instagram, I’d love to see! :)

Hazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.comHazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.comHazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.comHazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.comHazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.comHazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.com

5.0 from 3 reviews
Hazelnut Carob Granola
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cup raw hazelnuts (bake at 170°C for 8-10 mins), rub off the skins, set aside
  • 4 cups rolled oats (certified gluten-free if you're worried about traces of gluten)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp carob powder
  • 1 tsp cacao powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C (325°F).
  2. Spread the hazelnuts onto a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until the skins easily come off and the nuts are slightly golden (be sure not to burn them).
  3. Take them out and let them cool down.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil over low heat, add the maple syrup, carob, cacao (if using), vanilla, cinnamon (if using), and sea salt and stir to combine until there are no lumps.
  5. Into a big bowl add the oats and the carob sauce. Stir with a spoon to cover all the oats.
  6. Spread the carob oats onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. While that's baking, remove as many skins off of the hazelnuts as you can by rubbing them together.
  8. Add them to the granola and bake for additional 5 minutes.
  9. Let the granola cool down completely before storing it. Keeps well in a glass jar for up to 4 weeks.
Notes
If you want the granola to be more clumpy, add additional 2 tbsp of both coconut oil and maple syrup and 1 tsp carob powder when making the carob sauce.

Hazelnut Carob Granola (vegan, GF) - delicious granola made with oats, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, and carob powder. Easy to make and perfect on yogurt for breakfast! | thehealthfulideas.com


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14 Comments

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries June 29, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Oh, my goodness, this looks absolutely amazing. And the pop of raspberry – wow.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 29, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      You’re too sweet, thank you! :)

  • Reply Robert June 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Now this is a food I can get behind. It looks delicious too, Nuts are great. I eat them straight myself. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas July 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

      I’m glad you like it! Thanks, Robert :)

  • Reply Sonyo Estavillo June 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, this looks sooo good! I love recipes and cooking. I will be trying this.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas July 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Yay! Hope you love it :)

  • Reply Christina Shoemaker July 1, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Wow this isn’t beautiful!! I’ll have to check out your Nutella recipe! Currently my favorite creamer is a hazelnut flavored one and it’s incredible so obviously I need to start using hazelnuts more often!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas July 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Thank you!<3 I know, right? Hazelnuts are so delicious!

  • Reply Christina Shoemaker July 1, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Obviously I meant this IS beautiful! 😍 I’m tired.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas July 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      haha I can relate :P

  • Reply Anne Murphy July 1, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Sounds delicious! I do like making my own granola.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas July 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

      It’s the best right? :)

  • Reply Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie July 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Mmm, this granola looks amazing!! Chocolate anything is my fave so I can’t wait to give it a try!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas July 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thanks so much Joscelyn! :)

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