Nutella Strawberry Granola features wholesome oats coated in chocolate hazelnut spread and studded with crunchy almonds and freeze-dried strawberries for a yummy snack or breakfast treat!
With umpteen variations of homemade granola already on the blog, I’ve been wanting to experiment with a Nutella recipe for awhile now. Wouldn’t you know it…I finally succeeded! And even though this Nutella Strawberry Granola looks more pre-Valentine’s Day than post-Easter, I promise that it’s delicious any time of year.
My 4-year-old daughter is obsessed with those freeze-dried strawberries that you can find in little pouches at the grocery store. A few years ago, I loved the result when I sprinkled them on top of some chocolate bark. So when I decided to make Nutella-kissed granola, I thought the same strawberries would make a fun and tasty stir-in.
Now you could certainly enjoy this granola without adding the strawberries. Or rather than stirring them all in, you could simply sprinkle a few freeze-dried (or fresh!) strawberries on top of individual bowls of granola before serving. But make no mistake…strawberries + Nutella are a match made in heaven.
Whipping up this Nutella Strawberry Granola is incredibly easy. Simply melt your chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella or another brand) in a small saucepan, along with some honey and coconut oil. Combine rolled oats and slivered almonds in a big bowl, drizzle the melted Nutella deliciousness on top, and stir until everything is nice and coated. Then spread onto a sheet pan and bake until toasty, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
The result is chewy granola, coated with a shiny, chocolate hazelnut glaze and studded with crunchy almonds. If you’d like to substitute hazelnuts, they’d obviously be excellent in this recipe. I just always have almonds on hand, and since they’re neutral in flavor and less expensive than hazelnuts, I decided to use them instead.
Once cooled, all that’s left to do is mix in those freeze-dried strawberries. And then…voilà! I mean, who wouldn’t want this spectacular stuff any time of day?!
Nobody in my family could get enough of this Nutella Strawberry Granola. Poured into a bowl with a splash of milk, it makes a great breakfast. Or it’s (a little too) easy to devour by the handful as a yummy snack. However you decide to enjoy it, this recipe is a must-try for granola fans and Nutella lovers alike. Enjoy, friends!
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