Sunday, January 23, 2011

Recipe: Nutella Granola

I needed to make a new batch of granola, and I have seen recipes that have peanut butter in them, but I wanted to try something different.  How about nutella?

(By the way, Amazon's price on Nutella is really good!)

This recipe gives a subtle nutella flavor.  You can add more nutella in if you want it to be stronger.  You can also use some coconut if you like (my girl doesn't like it).  You could also add more sweetness in the form of honey or syrup if you prefer a sweeter granola.

I modified my Grandma's Granola recipe.  As with that recipe, according to my grandmother, if you eat more than 1/4 c in a serving, you are overeating.  Take that advice as you may.
A small tasting portion.. Mmmmm.

Nutella Granola

4 c rolled oats
1/2 c wheat germ
1/2 c dry milk
1/4 c ground flax seeds

1/2 c Nutella
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c vegetable oil

1 1/2 c dried fruit (I used raisins)

Combine dry first four ingredients in a bowl.

Heat the nutella, brown sugar, and oil in a bowl in the microwave until they can be easily stirred together (about 30 seconds).

Pour nutella mixture into dry ingredients and combine well.

Spread into large baking pans and cook at 250 F for about 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  If you don't stir it, it could burn, and there is little more tragic in the kitchen than burnt granola.  Consider yourself warned.

Once the granola is well toasted, let cool and stir in dried fruit.

Transfer to an air tight container and enjoy!

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  1. I have tons of nutella and this is an awesome idea. Do. Have to add the wheat germ and milk bc I don't have any on hand?

  2. You can leave them out - they just add extra nutritional oomph.

  3. Fabulous recipe! I've made 3 batches so far. Thank you!